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For Whom the Bowels Toll (Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Dogs & Cats)

Inflamed intestines

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), sometimes called Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS), is a term that actually refers to several diseases that cause chronic intestinal problems. The lining of the intestines becomes inflamed due to an overactive immune system and overgrowth of intestinal bacteria, which causes the body to no longer properly digest foods . . . → Read More: For Whom the Bowels Toll (Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Dogs & Cats)

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The Pet Renal Code (Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats)

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF), also called Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRI), is a serious, terminal condition so it’s important that dogs and cats with CRF have their health managed by a veterinarian. It’s critical for people to know how this condition progresses so they can reduce their pet’s end-of-life suffering.

This post contains details that I . . . → Read More: The Pet Renal Code (Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats)

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How To Make Sure YOUR Grass Is Greener

I like giving cats wheatgrass to snack on – even more so, now that I’ve learned a couple tips to make it last longer.

Wheatgrass is a lovely, yellowish, light green.

Water the grass every few days. Like most plants, it starts to turn brown & wilt when it doesn’t get enough water. Watering . . . → Read More: How To Make Sure YOUR Grass Is Greener

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It’s All Just a Myth-Understanding

I just read an article called “Common Myths About Pet Food and Nutrition” on the site of my favorite online pet supply store, Only Natural Pet.

The myths it covers are:

The best foods are those the veterinarian sells. Dry food cleans a dog’s or cat’s teeth. Pets do better eating food designed for their . . . → Read More: It’s All Just a Myth-Understanding

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I Drink Therefore I Am (Importance of moisture in cat diets)

Fuji in the tub

Cats evolved to get dietary moisture from their food, or fresh meat.

Most domestic cats eating dry kibble need more moisture than they’re getting. In the last few years, people have become more aware of the importance of keeping cats well hydrated. The moisture provided by a primarily wet diet . . . → Read More: I Drink Therefore I Am (Importance of moisture in cat diets)

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