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...
Why is There So Much Confusion About Taurine in Cat Foods?

Why is There So Much Confusion About Taurine in Cat Foods?

It is a well established fact that cats must consume taurine in their diet. Taurine is a sulfur containing amino acid that dogs and humans can synthesize from other dietary amino acids-but cats cannot. Amino acids are the smaller parts that make up protein; protein...

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