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Cats: 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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Dogs: Understanding Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

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.

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Cats: 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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Cats: 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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Cats: 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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Cats, Dogs: 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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Cats: 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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Cats, Dogs: 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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Dogs: 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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Cats, Dogs: 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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