Spring may have actually sprung as I have more weeds in my backyard than grass which brings up a question; with all the “weed and feed” fertilizers out there, shouldn’t we be cautious in using them with our pets around? Do you have some basic info to share?

Spring may have actually sprung as I have more weeds in my backyard than grass which brings up a question; with all the “weed and feed” fertilizers out there, shouldn’t we be cautious in using them with our pets around? Do you have some basic info to share?

There are many facets to answering this question. First, read the bag – read the itty bitty print way on the bottom – often, these products recommend waiting several hours or until the next rain before allowing pets on treated areas. The chemicals can burn foot pads,...

My 17yr old Persian cat is having some difficulties as he is getting older and I am hoping you can recommend a diet to help him. I have attached his most recent lab results (4/17/2013).  He is currently on a prescription kidney diet, and am hoping to provide him food which will help his stay as healthy as possible.

My 17yr old Persian cat is having some difficulties as he is getting older and I am hoping you can recommend a diet to help him. I have attached his most recent lab results (4/17/2013). He is currently on a prescription kidney diet, and am hoping to provide him food which will help his stay as healthy as possible.

17 is a grand age!! Good for you for getting your baby to this great time in his life. Kidney disease is very common in older cats. If he will only eat dry food, then the prescription food maybe your best choice only because the last thing we want is for him to stop...

Bathing dos and don’ts

Fun subject! Even my daughter likes to bathe the pooches. Most dogs love baths, most cats don’t – there are always exceptions. Do use lukewarm water, do use natural shampoo, do have plenty of towels and prepare for lots of water mess. So, a few pointers: Use a natural...

Bathing Do’s and Don’ts

Bathing Do’s and Don’ts

Fun subject! Even my daughter likes to bathe the pooches. Most dogs love baths, most cats don’t – there are always exceptions. Do use lukewarm water, do use natural shampoo, do have plenty of towels and prepare for lots of water mess. So, a few pointers: Use a natural...

What should goat feces look like?

What should goat feces look like?

Seems silly, doesn’t it? But, goat product should look like large raisins. If it looks like dog by-product, that is actually diarrhea. Of course, goat feces can become so liquid that it looks like what we normally think of is diarrhea. So, what can be the cause of...

Why is fatty liver such a problem for cats?

Why is fatty liver such a problem for cats?

Fatty liver is also called hepatic lipisosis. In hepatic lipidosis, something makes your kitty stop eating – from a virus, to vaccination, to stress to an illness. When cats don’t eat, their liver says it’s not a problem and brings fat from the body into the liver for...

My dog has been diagnosed with liver failure. Help!

My dog has been diagnosed with liver failure. Help!

Liver failure can be acute (sudden) or chronic (slowly developing over time). There are many causes of liver failure. Eating sugar free gum, a virus, eating poor quality food, cancer, infection with a bacteria called leptospira, chemical toxicity are just an example...

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