Index: Cat Health
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Should you really be feeding your dog or cat a raw food diet?
Most veterinarians are opposed to feeding raw, and a recent study by the FDA furthers their cause. In this study, compared to other types of pet food tested, raw pet food was more likely to be contaminated with disease-causing bacteria.
The FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM),… [Read more]
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Dr Andrew Jones, DVM… [Read more]
What you feed your cat can help your pet avoid many serious illnesses. Much of what I as a practicing Veterinarian was originally taught about feeding cats – for prevention and treatment of disease – has been shown to be false.
The basis for this is that many ‘experts’ have thought of cats, with respect to nutrition and how they… [Read more]
The big key to having a healthy dog or cat is also knowing WHAT to do to prevent common dog and cat diseases in the first place.
Such as knowing what to feed, what vaccines to give and avoid, and what natural treatments you can use to treat chronic illnesses such as allergies.
I’ll show you precisely what you can… [Read more]
You can cause serious harm to your dog or cat if a bandage or splint is not applied properly. In some instances, wounds and injuries need to be bandaged. The problem arises when your pet decides to excessively lick the injury, causing further irritation. Using an Elizabethan Collar or covering the area up with a bandage can prevent this. This… [Read more]
If your dog or cat has a lump, you may be relieved to know that there are a number of things that you can do at home. Most lumps are easy to feel. They may show up on the chest or along the back. Most lumps on dogs are benign, while lumps that appear on cats are often cancerous. Often… [Read more]
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]