Feline urinary health is a very complex subject. It encompasses urinary tract infection, urinary obstruction, and urinating outside the litter box. Infection, crystals or stones, or behavioral issues are at the root of these problems. The good news is that bringing your cat in early for an exam and urinalysis can help in determining what is causing your cat’s problems.
Many times a diet change is all that is needed to cure or prevent these things from happening again. Hill’s Prescription Diet … [Read More...]
Summer is usually a time of fun and relaxation for our families, but for some dogs and cats it can be a time of major stress and anxiety. Schedule changes, kids being home from school, family vacations, fireworks, and thunderstorms are some of the events that can lead to anxiety for your pet. Fortunately, we have many options to help reduce your pet’s stress and anxiety.
If your pet’s times of stress are occasional and short-lived, you can use a homeopathic treatment of essential peppermint … [Read More...]
As the height of allergy season approaches for many people and pets, some of our clients wonder if feeding a grain free diet is the answer to their pet’s itching. While some notice an improvement in their pet’s skin or gastrointestinal problems, others wonder why their pet is still having problems despite feeding a grain free diet.
According to the McKeever Dermatology Clinic’s website (a veterinary dermatology specialty practice in Minnesota), food allergies in cats and dogs is an uncommon … [Read More...]
With spring fast approaching (hopefully), are you ready? Once again as we venture outdoors with our pets, we need to be protecting them from pests that can transmit serious diseases. Mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas will be taking advantage of the warmer weather too. As you may know, mosquitoes can transmit heartworm disease to both our dogs and cats. Fleas and ticks are themselves awful to have in our homes as they can bite us as well. Ticks can also transmit several diseases that can affect … [Read More...]