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…


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,…


An Analysis of Today's Pet Food

Feeding the Dog & Cat Pet food manufacturers would have you believe that their packaged, highly-processed diets provide adequate amounts of nutrition to achieve and maintain optimum pet health… just like a fast…


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…


Life Stage Pet Nutrition

Growing Puppies and Kittens The primary nutritional goal during growth is to assure full genetic potential where healthy organs, strong muscles, tendons and bones are achieved. Most pet owners have a tendency to…


Dogs and Chocolate

Dogs & ChocolateDogs 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…


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…