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...

Tell me about pet CPR?

Tell me about pet CPR?

The first time you deal with a pet emergency that may require CPR will be a very stressful/scary situation. A great graphic to help comes from the American Red Cross. The chart shows a prone dog receiving CPR – Airway is checked and cleared with the Heimlich maneuver,...

Frightening Hazards of Pet Food

Frightening Hazards of Pet Food

There have been many frightening reports in the news lately, from tainted jerky treats to questions about dog food safety, there is a lot to worry about. After five years of investigation and hundreds of dogs dying, tainted jerky treats have finally been removed from...

Can a cat walk on a leash?

Can a cat walk on a leash?

With the right personality, a cat can walk on a leash. I have even met a therapy cat who goes to nursing homes to provide comfort to the residents! There are a few things to do differently on leash to keep cats safe. First, use a harness. The last thing we want is our...

I have 3 cats who are all diabetic – what is this about?

I have 3 cats who are all diabetic – what is this about?

Unless your kitties are all from the same litter, chances are good the issue goes back to diet (still goes back to diet, even if they are related). There are two types of diabetes – type I is juvenile onset (most common in dogs and young humans), type II is adult...

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