Top Health Concerns

The Raw Diet Rationale

A raw diet recreates the way our pet’s ancestors ate in the wild for thousands of years. Dogs and cats are carnivores. Left to their own devices, their typical daily diet, like that of their wild cousins, would involve catching and eating another…


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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…


Allergies in Pets

Pet allergies are one of the biggest reasons dog and cat owners visit their veterinarian. Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to substances that are either ingested, inhaled or come in direct contact…


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…


Improve the Lifespan of your Dog or Cat

By Dr. Bill Barnett, D.V.M. Optimum Nutrition, Health & Longevity If you want to improve either the health or the lifespan of your dog or cat you’re definitely not alone. Every day, hundreds of thousands of…


Pet Insurance

Pets of all ages need our protection Active dogs and cats can easily become injured in many different ways and it can happen very quickly. Curious pets often explore things with their mouths, so swallowing objects or…


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,…


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…


Dogs and Chocolate

Dogs & Chocolate Dogs and chocolate don’t mix. There are many foods, medications and household chemicals that are toxic to pets and can make your dog very sick or can even be fatal. Chocolate is among the…