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Dr. Jan Q&A: 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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Dr. Jan Q&A: 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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Dr. Jan Q&A: 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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Dr. Jan Q&A: 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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Dr. Jan Q&A: 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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Dr. Jan Q&A: Dog Lymphoma

Good afternoon! I was just on the website and posted a question and was advised to contact you. I have a 14 year female bichon with lymphoma – enlarged nodes all over. Her blood work came back all normal except for high liver enzymes. She currently is eating well and her activity is good. She […]

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Dr. Jan Q&A: 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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Dr. Jan Q&A: Adrenal Harmony for Cushing’s Disease

Dr. Jan, I recently spoke with Tyler in customer service.  He was very helpful but I would like inquire about your Adrenal Harmony.  I have a 15 yr old female dachshund that has been recently diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. About 1 year ago, she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and elevated levels of liver […]

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Dr. Jan Q&A: 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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Dr. Jan Q&A: 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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