Index: Cat Health
Raw Food Diets
For thousands of millennia, our canine and feline companions have subsisted on diets of raw meats and human dinner scraps. Around 60 years ago, commercially prepared pet foods began growing in popularity, supplanting the more natural diets of our dogs and cats. The past 10 years, however, have seen a rise in raw food diets.
Supplying your… [Read more]
What can you do to get your pet to start eating again? This can be a decrease in appetite, or it can be that your dog or cat completely stops eating. If this has persisted, then your pet may be lethargic, weak – although you should not wait this long for clinical signs to appear.
The causes are varied. They… [Read more]
Acne is a skin condition that not only occurs in un-wanting teens, but also our dogs and cats. Acne is an infection and inflammation of the hair follicles; the result are small red bumps and pustules at the base of the hair. This condition occurs often in cats with their entire chin read and swollen. In dogs this is also… [Read more]
The pancreas is one of the key organs responsible for digestion of food, as well as production of insulin, helping to regulate blood sugar. It is found next to the small intestine (duodenum), and up beside the stomach. It is the digestive enzymes which cause the problems in pancreatitis.
Pancreatitis is described as inflammation of the pancreas. The digestive enzymes… [Read more]
Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the… [Read more]
Your pet’s eye is one of the more critical, and sensitive parts of their anatomy. There are a number of different eye disorders, and many of those are amenable to at home remedies.
The common eye disorders include: conjunctivitis (red eye or pink eye), epiphora (excessive tearing), uveitis, KCS (dry eye), glaucoma, cataracts, corneal ulceration, and PRA (progressive retinal atrophy).… [Read more]
Big Pharma- “The large pharmaceutical companies’ now have a profound influence on your pet, but more importantly, on your vet. I speak from experience, after being a practicing veterinarian for nearly 20 years, I have seen the ‘drugification’ of veterinary medicine.
It all comes down to profits, and massive ones at that, leading to the large drug companies yielding more… [Read more]
Obesity is rapidly becoming the most common veterinary condition affecting our dogs and cats. Estimates vary, but one survey found 53 percent of adult dogs and 55 percent of cats to be classified as overweight or obese. That equals 88.4 million pets that are too heavy according to veterinarians.
Overweight pets are at risk for serious health problems, such as… [Read more]