New Herbal for Kidney Disease in Cats ( and Dogs)

One of the most common questions I receive from cat owners is about chronic renal failure or chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney failure is extremely common in older cats. In most cases when the pet starts to show signs of kidney disease, the cause of the problem may be long gone but the damage to the kidney has been done. When we treat this disease we do not expect cure it but to manage the problem so the kitty have… Continue reading

Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats have an amazing skeletal system that is composed of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The joints are the skeletal hinges that allow the skeleton to move and flex in amazing ways. When joints are damaged by disease or injury, inflammation results. Inflammation in the joints is known as arthritis.

Blood Sugar Gold — A New Product for Diabetic Cats

There are some exciting things happening at PetWellbeing! We have developed and launched a series of new products to help improve pet health and well being. These new products were developed by holistic veterinarians using traditional herbal remedies integrated with the newest scientific research. One such product is Blood Sugar Gold. This herbal formula is for diabetic cats and can be used along with conventional treatments for diabetes. It is similar to our Mellit product but it is new and… Continue reading

Bladder Problems in Cats

Fall is a time of pumpkins, apple picking and bladder problems in cats. Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is common problem in cats. Symptoms of FLUTD can be varied and range from a cat urinating outside the litter box to a complete urinary obstruction which is an emergency in male cats. Although this condition affects both male and female cats, urinary blockage generally occurs only in male cats.

Ragweed Allergies in Dogs

It is late summer and the living is easy except for those pets with ragweed allergy. If you do not have ragweed in your area, you are fortunate indeed. In Southwestern Ontario, Canada where I live we not only have ragweed, we have giant ragweed! These weeds grow up to 10 feet tall and are enormous, with enormous amounts of pollen. Dogs that have ragweed allergies are generally fine all summer until the end of August when they suddenly start… Continue reading

High Blood Pressure in Pets

Systemic hypertension, or high blood pressure, is very common in humans but can also be a problem for pets. Our pets do not smoke, do not worry and usually do not have high cholesterol, but as they age high blood pressure can be a problem. When blood pressure rises in our pets, the smallest vessels in the body are the most effected. The increased pressure causes the vessel to explode and bleeding into the area results. This is particularly important… Continue reading

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (Senility in Dogs)

Pet owners frequently complain of age related problems with their older pets. Common complaints are house training issues, memory loss, confusion, disorientation, panting, drooling, wandering, night pacing and other sleep disturbances , obsessive licking and other conditions. These behaviours usually start gradually and many times owners do not notice them until they are quite severe.

Canine and Feline Vestibular Disease

What would you think if your old dog developed a sudden head tilt, seemed unco-ordinated and trouble controlling his facial muscles? Most people would think that their dog had had a stroke. Fortunately, strokes are rare in dogs and cats but something that looks similar, vestibular disease, is very common. Vestibular disease occurs when there is a problem in the body’s balance system. The balance center has 2 components–one is in the middle ear and the other is in the… Continue reading

Dry Food and Health Problems in Cats

When I went to veterinary school years ago, I was taught the best thing to feed cats was dry food to keep their teeth healthy. Dry food was convenient. You could leave out large bowls of it for the cats to eat all day if they wanted. Now almost 30 years later, things have changed. High carbohydrate dry foods have been linked to obesity and diabetes. Research has shown that cats fed exclusively dry food have shorter lives than their… Continue reading

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