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Feline Heart Conditions

Table of Contents General Different Heart Conditions Causes Congenital Defects Symptoms Diagnosis Special Tests Treatment Prevention and Management Feline Heart Problems GENERAL Cardiomyopathy is…


Urinary Tract Problems in Pets

Urinary Tract Disease There are many problems that can affect a dog’s lower urinary system. The most common lower urinary tract disease in dogs over seven years of age is incontinence related to a weak urinary…


Defending Your Pet's Health

A Nutritional Paradigm for the 21st Century By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. The focus on human and animal nutrition during the past five decades has been to determine the level of micronutrients necessary to prevent…


Reducing the Risk of Degenerative Diseases

By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. Many complex and highly scientific theories have been put forth over the years describing how and why our animals get sick. Evidence indicates that in spite of the many medical advances we…


7 Greatest Threats to Your Pet's Health

By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. 1. Inappropriate Nutrition Nutrition must provide the ideal level of all macronutrients, micronutrients and total energy needed during all developmental and maintenance phases in life. It…


Canine Liver Disease

Table of Contents General Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Acute Liver Failure Canine Liver Disease The liver is an important organ as it aids in digestion, blood clotting, and…


Feline Hyperthyroidism

The thyroid gland is small and consists of two lobes, one on each side of the trachea (windpipe) in the neck. This gland produces the major thyroid hormone called thyroxine (T4) and a small amount of another hormone,…


Canine Brain Disorders

Table of Contents General Encephalitis Cerebellar Degeneration Brain Tumors Canine Brain Disorders General Canine brain disorders fall into three main categories: Encephalitis (inflammation or…


Feline Liver Disease

Liver disease in cats can occur in cats of any age, and it occurs when the liver is damaged. The liver is the largest internal organ of the body and is responsible for a number of metabolic, functional and…


Feline Eye Problems

Table of Contents General Common Eye Conditions Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Maintenance and Prevention   Feline Eye Problems GENERAL Cats have developed several unique vision features during…