Index: Pet health
This is similar to Alzheimer’s in people. Dogs accumulate deposits of beta-amyloid (a protein plaque) in the brain with age. Dogs show signs similar to people with Alzheimer’s.
Your pet sleeps much more and plays less. He has a graying muzzle, poorer hearing and poorer vision. You may see cataracts. He may show abnormal signs, such as… [Read more]
Do these *really* work?
Great question, and it’s one that I always ask myself when I consider using or suggesting an alternate option.
A great example comes from treating coughs- in people and pets.
For years in veterinary practice I was frustrated in that there was very little that conventionally works…there really aren’t very many good cough suppressants.
So I… [Read more]
Veterinary Medicine has a bit of a drug problem
As in using too many of them, too often.
A classic overused drug..
They are used for many veterinary conditions, from treating asthma in cats, suppressing the immune system in polyarthrits, to the most common condition- stopping the itching in allergic pets.
But they come with side effects
Here is… [Read more]
Hello to you fellow blog readers.
For those who aren’t aware, I jumped a bit too large cliff, aiming for the pillow of snow at the base of the tree, only to have my face slam into the tree.
Fortunately no concussion or fractures, but nasty wound and bruised ego.. The ER doc did a great job of suturing me… [Read more]
Nutri-Vet, LLC Recalls Nutri-Vet and Nutripet Chicken Jerky Products Because Of Possible
Salmonella Health Risk
Nutri-Vet is recalling the lot numbers below because the manufacturer of an ingredient used in the products below informed us of the possibility of Salmonella presence at the manufacturing facility, although no positive test results have been found on Nutri-Vet or NutriPet products… [Read more]
A new story has come out claiming that Chicken Jerky Treats are now safe. Source:dvm360
Two brands of chicken jerky pet treats will soon reenter the market after years of reports of pet illness—even death—associated with consumption of jerky treats made with chicken sourced from China. Milo’s Kitchen and Nestlé Purina (the maker of Waggin’ Train treats) say that since… [Read more]
If you have a middle aged to older dog or cat, then likely they have some degree of joint
They should be on a high quality, effective, essential fatty acid (EFA).
There are a number of studies backing this up.
A study conducted last year in the Netherlands suggests that cats with naturally occurring osteoarthritis show symptom improvement… [Read more]
The Pet Poison Helpline has an extensive database of Pet Toxins. Here are the top 12 toxins for dogs:
1) Chocolate: the less sweet and the darker the chocolate, the more toxic it is to your
dog. Baker’s chocolate and dark chocolate pose the biggest problem ( the toxin is
theobromine). Signs include: Hyperactivity,Restlessness, Vomiting, Elevated heart rate,
Hypertension (elevated… [Read more]
Cancer, or neoplasia is one of the most feared diseases and diagnoses among dog and cat owners; unfortunately the incidence is on the rise leaving pet owners with many questions about why this is happening, and what they can do to prevent it.
The definition of cancer is of abnormal cells which divide without control and are… [Read more]
Modern medicine and modern medication can do some pretty amazing things – it can instantly deal with parasites, or give immediate comfort to a dog or cat in pain.
There is a but here…These conventional medications can have a host of side effects that can seriously harm your dog or cat. There are also the unquantifiable effects of chronic medication… [Read more]
New Holistic Arthritis Treatment
Here is one which interests me, and should be of interest to you:
Cetyl myristoleate is a fatty acid.
It was isolated in Swiss albino mice, which for some Darwinian wonder, never develop arthritis.
It also seems to be an effective joint lubricant and anti-inflammatory.
Cetylated fatty acids are also used for diseases in which the… [Read more]