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Veterinary Spin Doctors (How Safe Are Pet Medications)

Pop quiz! The manufacturer’s insert in a bottle of a veterinary pharmaceutical that’s been approved for use in animals for years says “no adverse effects have been found in animals taking this drug”. How certain can I be that this drug will have no negative side effects for my cat?

A. It’s uncertain . . . → Read More: Veterinary Spin Doctors (How Safe Are Pet Medications)

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Fluid Intelligence: Tips For Giving Sub-Q Fluids To Cats

Recently I’ve been asked for my tips on giving subcutaneous fluids to cats. I’ve done this treatment with a handful of kitty friends of mine, most of whom have renal failure/insufficiency (CRF). Thus far I’ve managed to do sub-Q fluids without scruffing a cat. (FYI, I only rarely scruff cats and would only consider doing . . . → Read More: Fluid Intelligence: Tips For Giving Sub-Q Fluids To Cats

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Practice Safe Medicating: Use Finger Cots

Another one of the supplies that’s always in my pet sitting bag is a container of finger cots. I use them all the time at home for one reason: one of my cats gets daily medications in the form of a cream that I rub into his ears.

Of course if a medicine can have . . . → Read More: Practice Safe Medicating: Use Finger Cots

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