Are you being mislead about DCM?

DCM = dilated cardiomyopathy Cardio means heart, myo means muscle, patho means pathological (potentially fatal) disease, and dilated means enlarged. Put it all together and DCM means: enlarged heart creating pathological disease that may lead to premature death. DCM...

What to Do About Hairballs

What to Do About Hairballs

Hairballs seem to be the bane of a cat’s existence. They are considered normal. But are they normal? Hairballs come from shedding. Shedding is believed to be normal. But is it? First, the origin of the hairball. Cats who shed frequently or excessively, also groom...

When the Poop Won’t Come Out

When the Poop Won’t Come Out

Constipation is not a pleasant experience – it’s something pet owners want to prevent their pets from experiencing. What’s interesting is constipation is not the only reason dogs and cats strain to go to the bathroom. Straining can be due to constipation, but also...

It’s Easy to Blame it All on the Food

It’s Easy to Blame it All on the Food

80% of what we do for our pets is to feed them. And realistically, eating is a large part of what we do as humans. Therefore it’s easy to blame ill health on diet. It certainly has been my focus for the last eight years - 80% of what walked in the door of my clinic...

Is “Powdered Cellulose” in your Pet’s Food?

Is “Powdered Cellulose” in your Pet’s Food?

Conscientious pet owners read the ingredients on the back of the pet food bag. When the words read like they are English, it’s reassuring. Powdered cellulose. That sounds logical. “Powdered” - derived from powder, finely ground. “Cellulose” - anyone who remembers high...

How to Hold Your Pee

How to Hold Your Pee

As we discussed last week, this week, we are discussing how urine control works, but more importantly: how it works, explains how to fix it! First, just a little scientific nuts and bolts: Urine control occurs at the bladder, in the middle of the back, and at the...

Healthy Options for Urine Leakage

Healthy Options for Urine Leakage

There’s not much more concerning than waking up in the morning and finding that your dog peed the bed. It’s embarrassing for dogs too. More than embarrassing, it’s important to discover the underlying cause and figure out what needs to be done - some causes of urine...

Is Your Pet in Pain?

Is Your Pet in Pain?

Because they can’t tell us, somehow we have to figure out when our pets are in pain. This quest for clear indications of pain is applicable for any animal species, not only dogs and cats, but also reptiles, birds, horses, and any other species with which we share our...

Healthy Approaches to Arthritis in Dogs & Cats

Healthy Approaches to Arthritis in Dogs & Cats

It is estimated that 70 percent of older dogs and cats are affected by arthritis. It is common to think of arthritis in dogs, less so in cats; but changes such as reluctance to jump and loss of muscle over the hips maybe an indicator of an arthritic condition in...

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