So the time has come for your pet to be spayed or neutered and you, like many pet parents, may be concerned about your pet’s anesthesia. When your puppy or kitten is spayed/neutered or undergoing another type of surgery, he/she is put under general anesthesia which means he/she is unconscious and not able to feel pain. Lower Anesthetic Risk There are always risks associated with… Continue reading
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Find everything you need to know about treating diarrhea in your dog with our helpful infographic.
Cushing’s disease is a complicated condition and we know how overwhelming it can be to have to learn everything about it. This is why we’ve created an infographic with all the essential information pet parents need in order to evaluate and treat Cushing’s disease in their loved one.
Your dog has just been diagnosed with bladder stones. The following information is provided to help you understand what this means for you and your pet. What are Bladder Stones? Bladder stones (sometimes called uroliths) are fairly common in dogs. The most common type, struvite stones, are composed of magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate and are often associated with untreated urinary tract infections. When the pH of… Continue reading
Find our helpful infographic here. Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs. If you have a dog, it is likely that she will experience at least one outbreak of it during her lifetime. Diarrhea in dogs can be caused by a huge range of conditions. The following is an overview of the most common of these. Dietary Indiscretion Veterinarians use the term “dietary indiscretion” to… Continue reading
If you live with cats, you will probably eventually have to deal with a bout of cat diarrhea. Unfortunately, this often means that your cat might not make it to the litter box in time to eliminate, leaving you with a mess on the floor. There is an extremely large range of conditions that can cause diarrhea in cats. The most common of these are… Continue reading
Cushing’s disease was first discovered and described in humans in 1912 by a neurosurgeon named Harvey Cushing. It has subsequently been found to occur in many species, including horses, cats, and dogs. Its scientific name is hyperadrenocorticism. The disease is the result of excessive levels of cortisol (a steroid hormone) in the body for a long period of time. Cortisol is naturally produced in a dog’s body by the adrenal glands. These are small structures that sit on top of the kidneys.
Dr. Huntingford, I was hoping to get your opinion as to a problem my 17 year old male cat is having. He is beginning to show signs of early kidney disease. This past December, we started giving him your Kidney Support Gold which has helped tremendously! He has had three rounds of blood work, with the first round back in October, then in November and… Continue reading
Good afternoon Dr. Last year I took my cat name ghost to the vet to get some teeth pulled and some blood work. They informed me that his blood sugar was 300 but went on and took out his tooth anyway thinking that it might have been him being nervous. I took him back for a follow up and blood sugar was down. I took… Continue reading
Hi Dr. Jan, I have a 16 year old FS Birman who has hypertension (BP ~ 210) and renal disease (BUN 76, Creatinine 3.6), mild anemia. She also has a heart murmur, Grade II/VI. She recently lost her vision, but has a good appetite with normal stools/urination. She is ~ 5lbs. An MRI was suggested to r/o meningioma, or other brain abnormalities due to the… Continue reading