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...

Raisins can kill dogs? Is that true?

Raisins can kill dogs? Is that true?

Grapes and raisins have an unknown toxic factor in them that can cause acute renal failure in dogs. In too high doses, they can be fatal. It seems weird that something we humans can enjoy does that, but our pets can’t tolerate Tylenol either, where we can. Our...

What plants are poisonous to my pet?

What plants are poisonous to my pet?

The winter and spring holidays are prime time to answer this question! There is a story commonly repeated that poinsettias are poisonous – not so – they will, however, make a dog or cat drool excessively. By contrast, eating an Easter Lilly can be fatal, as with many...

Holiday Dos and Dont’s

Holiday Dos and Dont’s

To avoid those unexpected brushes with danger, here are a few tips to keep our fur families safe over the holidays: DO: Have fun and share with your pets Share turkey meat with your cat Share green beans (without the casserole) with your dog Consider long-lasting...

My dog had calcium oxalate stones – how can diet help him?

My dog had calcium oxalate stones – how can diet help him?

There are a few things that go into the development of calcium oxalate stones (struvites are the most common type of stone). Calcium oxalate stones come from the urine being too acid (struvite is too alkaline) and our dogs not drinking enough, and a genetic...

Explain more about how diet affects bladder infections

Explain more about how diet affects bladder infections

Most pets these days are not eating a species appropriate diet. “Species appropriate diet” is the current buzz word to say our dogs and cats need to eat meat. Instead most pets eat foods based on corn and other byproducts of the human food industry. Don’t get me...

All of a sudden, my dog isn’t eating his food. What should I do?

There are many, many possible causes for this.  So, let me go through a few of the most possible. First, how long has it been?  If everything else seems to be “normal” with your pet, it’s okay to go up to 24 hours without eating. It’s possible he has the flu. Of...

What do you recommend for flea preventative for my pet?

What do you recommend for flea preventative for my pet?

Whatever is the least you need to do to control fleas. Don’t you hate that I don’t have one pat answer? Problem is, different households have different issues. Some homes have used the same flea preventative for years and it’s not working anymore. Some homes can’t get...

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