Urinary conditions can result from inflammation of the bladder wall, bacteria spreading to the urethra and simply, a dry food or kibble diet. Urinary issues are actually a symptom of a kidney issue because the bladder and kidney are sister organs. There are many holistic methods that you can consider to help what can be […]
Food Labels Did you know that many commercial mixed diets are not always consistent and the ingredients may change over time as manufacturers change their formulas? This can be hard on your animal’s health. If it is a fixed formula, ingredients are listed on the bag. But if the bag has a tag or label, […]
Even Though it is Halloween season – don’t let the idea of holistic, alternative or natural medicine scare you! Some of the remedies that are used for healing or for first aid come from your very own kitchen, and can be “brewed” up easily and quickly without the toxic chemicals to acheive great results. We have health food stores, Whole Foods stores, massage […]
By VCA Hospitals
Breakthroughs in veterinarian medicine across wellness, trauma, infections and surgery have led to our pets surviving more conditions and living longer. The extended life of a pet consequently provides an increased chance for developing other issues, including cancer. One in four domesticated dogs in the United States will die of cancer, and that number increases to almost one in two for dogs who reach the age of 10.
Owners can take a proactive role in identifying cancer in their pets. Skin tumors, the most common cancer in dogs and cats, can be easily felt while spending quality time your pet. Middle to older aged animals may display vague signs that including vomiting, lethargy, weight loss, lameness, or coughing, which can all be linked to cancers of internal organs.
The pet owner was surprised. Her veterinarian explained her dog had testedpositive for heartworm disease, but Rusty didn’t look sick. She just couldn’tbelieve it. When could Rusty possibly have been exposed to heartworms?The threat is real.All dogs are at risk for heartworms, even if they spend most of the timeindoors. Why? Because one mosquito bite […]