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Cat Hyperthyroidism, Kidney and Constipation Issues

Hi Dr. Jan, I spoke to Tyler on the petwellbeing site and he suggested I send you an email. FELINE HYPERTHYROIDISM My 13 year-old cat Dolce seems like she is fine to me but was recently diagnosed with feline hyperthyroidism. She is a pampered in-door housecat who only drinks reverse osmosis purified water and Organic […]

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Dentistry for Pets

February is Pet Dental month in many veterinary practises in Canada and the United States. Oral hygiene is an important issue for dogs and cats. Why Does Pet Dentistry Concern Me? Bad breath is very common in dogs and cats and is often the first sign of dental disease. 85% of all dogs and cats have […]

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Asthma in Cats

Just like their human companions, cats can suffer from asthma. It is thought that currently about 1% of all cats suffer from this condition but that number is increasing with increased environment pollution. Feline asthma, or feline bronchial disease (allergic airway disease or allergic bronchitis) is caused by a spasm of the small airways in the […]

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Health Care for Indoor Cats

It is no surprise to find that indoor cats live longer than their outdoor cousins. Indoor cats are not exposed to weather changes, certain poisons, unfriendly dogs, certain infectious diseases or car accidents. An indoor cat may live 12 to 18 years whereas an outdoor cat may only live 2 or 3 years. Indoor cats still […]

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Degenerative Joint Disease in Cats

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) is a progressive, long-term degeneration of the cartilage of the joints. DJD is common in older cats although many show no symptoms of lameness. Instead, cats frequently will have difficulty grooming, jumping up, or using the litter box. Some cats appear stiff when they walk, become very grouchy or do not […]

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Obesity in Pets

Obesity is a very common problem in pets. Approximately 40% of all pets are overweight. This is not just a cosmetic issue with a little extra “fluff”, obesity can be a serious problem. Just like humans, pets that are overweight suffer from illness related to their weight. The extra weight puts stress on all parts […]

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Catnip

Lots of perennial herbs are making a comeback in gardens now and one that is particularly plentiful is catnip. Catnip belongs to the mint family and its Latin name is Nepeta cataria. In folk medicine it has been used for cramps, coughing, as a sedative, as an aphrodisiac and as an anti-gas remedy. The active […]

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Natural Help for Ear Mites: Ear Clean Gold

It is great to adopt a new puppy or kitten, but sometimes the new addition comes with pets of his or her own in the form of ear mites. Ear mites are tiny little parasites that live in the ears of dogs, cats and rabbits. They are particularly common in kittens. They are contagious (to […]

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Life Gold Cancer Support for Pets

Cancer is something that has touched all of us in our own lives, the lives of our families and friends or our beloved pets. Cancer is a devastating diagnosis particularly when it comes to our furry friends. Conventional treatments of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can be harsh,expensive and radical. They need to be this way. […]

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How to Get the Most out of Your Vet Visit

Maybe your New Year’s resolution for your pet is to find a new veterinarian or take your pet to the veterinarian for the first time. Just remember that all veterinary hospitals and veterinarian are not the same and it is important for you to find one that matches your ideal of customer service, quality and philosophy. […]

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