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What You Need to Know About Anesthesia and Your Pet

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 […]

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Cat Diarrhea

Medical Information Causes Dietary indiscretion Intestinal parasites Sudden Diet Changes Stress and Anxiety Medications Bacterial and viral infections Symptoms Soft, watery, or loose stool Alternative Therapies Slippery elm herb Probiotics Novel protein diet Acupuncture therapy Chiropractic care TCVM food therapy If you live with cats, you will probably eventually have to deal with a bout […]

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Does my Old Cat Have Kidney Disease?

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 […]

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Does my Cat have Diabetes

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 […]

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How to Reduce Hypertension in Aging Cats

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 […]

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Supplement to Balance a Raw Diet

Is SPARK used to balance a raw homemade diet? Hi Thank you for your inquiry regarding Spark. Spark was not created to balance a homemade diet, raw or otherwise. Homemade diets and raw diets can be excellent for your dog but they need to be properly balanced. Spark does not contain the ratio of calcimin […]

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Ingredients Safe for Cats

Are these safe for cats, quassia wood, black walnut hulls, garrya herb, clove bud and bayberry rood bark in a herb parasite remedy with a strength ratio of 1:1.7 Thank you Tina Hi Tina Black Walnut is not safe in any form for cats–I would not use cloves either–is this a human product?? Please do […]

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Steps to Evaluating Cushing’s Disease

Cappuccino is a Miniature Pinscher that we adopted almost 8 years ago. She is thought to be 11, 12 or 13 – our original veterinarian placed her age at probably 4 when we adopted her. She was a badly abused dog. When we adopted her she had baldness in areas attributed to poor nutrition – […]

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Mitral Valve Insufficiency

Good Morning, Dr Jan: I have a dog , 8 years old, just Diagnosticated with a Mytral valve insufficiency, and now he is taken 2 medicines: Furosemida and Nebibolol (but he is not doing well with them) , and he has a lot of cough an his breathing is heavy. Can I give to him […]

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Kidney Disease, Pancreatitis and Vomiting

Good morning Dr. Janice. I hope you might be able to suggest something regarding my cat’s issue. Alexander’s kidneys are in good shape but in early Stage 1 kidney disease per our vet (creatnine is 2. And BUN is 31 as of 8/15/2014. He had a recent bout of pancreatitis but after one night in […]

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