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A Few Holiday Pet Precautions

It’s the holiday season… Here are a few things to watch out for with your furry loved ones: Chocolate: this is toxic to pets, it can cause elevated heart rate, hyperexcitabilitydiarrhea, muscle tremors and seizures. Christmas ornaments: Yes, they are pretty to look at, but dogs and cats love to play with shiny objects, which can lead to them swallowing [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Behavior, Companionship, Food|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Few Holiday Pet Precautions

Hyperthyroidism in Cats: Common But Treatable

Hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disease that occurs in middle aged to older cats.  It is the result of the thyroid gland producing too much thyroid hormone all the time, regardless of whether the body needs it or not.  The thyroid hormone does many jobs in the body- it makes metabolism speed up, makes the heart faster, the blood vessels more [...]

December 14th, 2016|Categories: Cats, Chronic Conditions|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Hyperthyroidism in Cats: Common But Treatable

Diabetes: Even in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats can get diabetes, too. Here's what you need to know about it so you can take care of them. Diabetes mellitus occurs when the pancreas stops making insulin.  Insulin is a hormone needed for the muscles and organs of the body to use glucose, the sugar from digesting/processing food.  Without insulin, the blood glucose is [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Cats, Chronic Conditions, Dogs|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Diabetes: Even in Dogs and Cats

Rodenticides: The Dangers of Rat and Mouse Bait

Rodenticides (rat and mouse bait) are as dangerous to your pets as they are to rodents. Rodenticides are very dangerous and not something to be ignored. Pesticides come in all shapes and sizes. Rodenticides, pesticides aimed at rats and mice, are among the most common poisons found in homes. If your beloved pets get into rodenticide it can be [...]

November 7th, 2016|Categories: Cats, Dogs|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rodenticides: The Dangers of Rat and Mouse Bait

Preventative Care for Cats: Beyond Feline Vaccinations

Preventative care, beyond feline vaccines, is a vital part of every cat's life. Internal and external parasite control is a very important aspect of preventative care. This is true not only for the health of the cat but also for the health of other pets and people, especially children, in the household. A number of internal parasites, such [...]

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Cats|Comments Off on Preventative Care for Cats: Beyond Feline Vaccinations