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First, learning that your cherished pet has cancer can create a flood of emotions that can move the primary focus away from supporting the pet if they are not controlled. Shock, helplessness, fear, guilt, and anger are all common reactions to the cancer diagnosis. Negative emotions detract from the primary task of gathering as many […]
“Your pet has cancer“ is a statement no Guardian wants to hear from their veterinarian. As with any family member being diagnosed with cancer, it can have a devastating emotional and financial impact. Pets are family, and the danger of losing them or reducing their quality of life can be difficult to accept, especially for […]
Making the jump from their wild natural environment in the Egyptian desert to our laps and in our homes has, over time, increased the risk of urinary issues in our feline companions. Find out the risk factors and how you can reduce the risks of these potentially dangerous issues. Learn more about your feline friend.
Did you know that most allergies in our pets are not food related, but in fact come from environmental impacts? In the home, things like dust and dust mites, cigarette smoke, and fleas can trigger an allergic reaction. While outside, yard chemicals, tree pollens, molds, and fungi outdoors can be triggers. Allergies can be a […]
As pets age, there is normal wear, especially in the body’s weight-bearing joints. Knees, hips, and elbows are the most vulnerable to wear and the ultimate arthritis that follows. One estimate suggests that 20% of dogs over seven years and 90% of cats over twelve years exhibit signs of arthritis which occurs after significant wear. […]
Many Guardians are concerned about pet allergies and spend thousands of dollars and many, many hours working to determine what is impacting their beloved pets. But, in reality most allergies manifest from our pet’s environments, rather than from the food they eat. But there are instances where a cat or dog can develop both allergies […]
Dental or oral health is as important for our beloved pets as it is for ourselves. Humans spend significant time, effort, and expense to support dental health. We brush and floss daily and regularly visit the dentist for proper cleaning below the gum line. Our pets deserve some of the same consideration. Dogs and cats […]
Many Guardians are spending more time at home with their pets. As a result, the bond between pet and Guardian has been enhanced for the benefit of both. Because of the closer ties between pet and Guardian, treats sales have increased to almost 10 billion dollars in 2021. Treats are a part of the total […]
Dr. Al Townshend Statistics don’t lie; over half the dogs and cats in the USA are estimated to be overweight or obese. In addition, excess weight over time encourages some of the most serious medical conditions that can lower a pet’s quality of life and shorten the life span of a beloved companion. Arthritis, Heart […]