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Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

Tough to resist Lily smooshing her face into my lips!

Let’s stay informed and avoid panicking. As I learn new info about Covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 regarding our little ones, I’ll share it in the comments below.

(As of May 21) I’ve had no known exposure, no symptoms, no clients telling me they have been . . . → Read More: Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

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When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

An inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis) is the most common exocrine pancreatic disease in cats and dogs. In animals with this condition, the digestive enzymes leave the pancreas –where they break down proteins and fat in foods – and move out into the rest of the body where the enzymes begin to digest proteins and fats in . . . → Read More: When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

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Pay It Forward For Our Furry Friends (Veterinary Blood & Organ Donation Programs)

Did you know that there are programs for cats and dogs to be blood, organ, and tissue donors? If you’re interested, check out these resources:

Basics about donating companions organs, blood, and/or tissue

Cress, Caitlin. “Euthanized pets give one last gift.” PBS NewsHour. 17 Aug 2014. 6 Sept 2016. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/euthanized-pets-give-one-last-gift/ Granshaw, Lisa. “What owners need . . . → Read More: Pay It Forward For Our Furry Friends (Veterinary Blood & Organ Donation Programs)

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Urinary Block Busters (Treating Urinary/Bladder Stones)

Urinary stones are clusters of mineral crystals in the urinary tract. They’re often called bladder stones because 85% of dog and cat urinary stones are in the bladder. Veterinarians and researchers also refer to them as uroliths or cystic calculi.

Struvite stones. Photo courtesy of Joel Mills.

Jump to: Causes of urinary stones || . . . → Read More: Urinary Block Busters (Treating Urinary/Bladder Stones)

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The Old Man And The Pee Pads (Less Expensive Incontinence Pads)

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Two of my older male cats urinated outside the box for the last few months of their lives. There’s a lot that can be done to figure out what’s causing this and deter cats if it’s behavioral. If there’s nothing that can be done to eliminate this issue, there are steps we can . . . → Read More: The Old Man And The Pee Pads (Less Expensive Incontinence Pads)

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