Hormones and Pets

Hormones and Pets

We talk about hormone imbalances in people all the time – yet the language seems to be different when it comes to pets. Should we talk about hormones problems in pets and are the health connections the same? We actually do have quite a bit of similarity between...
The Scoop…  about POOP

The Scoop… about POOP

Yes, we’re talking feces today, and — yes —  it’s a big deal. As pet owners, it’s important that we pay attention to the dog’s and cat’s poop.  What does it looks like? How does it smell? What is its texture? It’s color, etc. (see post).  Answers to these questions...
Is $259 a Year Really Enough Money?

Is $259 a Year Really Enough Money?

According to a recent article, pet food spending is at an all time high. The average annual dog food expense is $259. The average for cats is $225 each year. Plus $127 and $58 a year on dog on cat treats, respectively. Quite a few factors go into this number –...
We are Getting the Impression Dogs and Cats are Dangerous!

We are Getting the Impression Dogs and Cats are Dangerous!

It’s a matter of time until dogs and cats need warning labels. I’m not talking breed-ism. This is a new, perceived danger most people are not even aware of. It’s because of food – at least so they say. Have you read the words in some of the recent recall...
The Common, but Unexpected, Cause of Ear Infections

The Common, but Unexpected, Cause of Ear Infections

Ear infections are common in both cats and dogs. And they are painful! Affected dogs and cats will often rub their head, whimper, hold their head sideways, and flinch when touched. The ear can be hot, swollen, smelly, and sometimes have a discharge. Occasionally, pets...
Pets are Dying

Pets are Dying

Dogs and cats are dying from nutrition related diseases. And it’s insidious. It’s not obvious at all. (Of course, humans are also dying from dietary related diseases but I’m a veterinarian so let’s talk about the species I know best: our pets, dogs and cats. Even...

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