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...
Should I Have my Cat Declawed? What are the Pros & Cons?

Should I Have my Cat Declawed? What are the Pros & Cons?

Another controversy alert!! I have a colleague, Bret Glass, who is the king of helping people and their “fully armored” (i.e. fully clawed) cats co-exist. Bret is working on 100 suggestions to help kitties keep their claws. From banana peels to his wonderful...
“Treatment” of Feline Herpes Infection

“Treatment” of Feline Herpes Infection

Herpes virus causes recurrent respiratory infections in cats; many cats will have repeated problems affecting the eyes. These cats will have intermittent sneezing and discharge from the eyes and sometimes nose. This discharge may be reddish and does not respond to...
Heart Disease in Cats

Heart Disease in Cats

A pet owner writes: My conventional vet wanted to put my 9 year old cat asleep after finding he had an enlarged heart from a x-ray. I did not want to, so he put him on Enalapril 2.5 mg and Furosemide 12.5 mg. He is alive but I think he is having issues with balance....
What Water is Best to Give my Dogs & Cats?

What Water is Best to Give my Dogs & Cats?

We pride ourselves in the United States of being a nation where drinking water is safe for all. But more and more reports are being published regarding the presence of high contamination levels in the public drinking water supply. In some municipalities, metabolites...

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