Pet Care Atricles

Skunk Wash Instructions


4 Quarts (4.5 Liters) Hydrogen Peroxide 4 Tablespoons Baking  Soda 1 Tablespoon Liquid Detergent or Laundry Soap (not shampoo!) Combine mixture and place on animal (keep out of eyes) Let stand for 5 minutes. Repeat entire procedure if necessary The peroxide is the “bleach” component Read more

Feline Aortic Thromboembolism


Feline aortic thromboembolism, also called “saddle” thrombus or FATE, is a difficult and frustrating disease for the patient, the owner, as well as for the veterinarian. This disease, or rather clotting problem, occurs 99% of the time as a Read more

Skunk Wash Instructions

  • 4 Quarts (4.5 Liters) Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 4 Tablespoons Baking  Soda
  • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Detergent or Laundry Soap (not shampoo!)
  1. Combine mixture and place on animal (keep out of eyes) Read more

Feline Aortic Thromboembolism

Feline aortic thromboembolism, also called “saddle” thrombus or FATE, is a difficult and frustrating disease for the patient, the owner, as well as for the veterinarian. This disease, or rather clotting problem, occurs 99% of the time as a secondary complication to feline heart disease. Read more


Canine Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE)

What Is Canine Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis?

Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) is a disorder that occurs in dogs, which is usually fairly abrupt in onset. The significant signs of HGE are vomiting and/or diarrhea containing variable amounts of blood. The blood may be bright red (fresh blood) or dark (digested blood). Read more


Canine Eclampsia (Milk fever)

Canine Eclampsia, also erroneously called milk fever, hypocalcemia and puerperal tetany which is a startling and dangerous condition that is brought on by extremely low levels of calcium in the blood stream. This is considered an emergency and the patient Read more


Diabetes Mellitus

Definition

Diabetes mellitus is a condition in which a dog or a cat has a high blood sugar (glucose) level as a result of the body either not producing enough insulin, or because body cells do not properly respond to the insulin that is produced. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas which absorbs glucose, and turns it into energy. If the body cells do not absorb the glucose, the glucose accumulates in the blood (hyperglycemia), leading to various potential medical complications. Read more


Pancreatitis (Inflammation of the Pancreas)

Definition

Pancreatitis is a condition in which the pancreas, the v-shaped organ located behind the stomach and first part of the intestines, becomes inflamed. The pancreas is responsible for metabolizing sugar and aids in digestion. There are many things that can contribute to the cause of pancreatitis, such as: certain medications, metabolic disorders, obesity and nutrition. “Human food” and foods high in fat can also cause this condition to occur. In some dogs, a simple food change – a switch from kibble to canned food, or even just a change in brands – can induce pancreatitis. Dogs on steroid medication or Read more


Hypoadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease)

In an animal with Cushing’s disease, the body has most likely had an over-exposure of Cortisol-type hormones. These are usually anti-inflammatory medications (examples – Prednisone, Dexamethasone) used over a long term to treat ailments such as degenerative arthritis and allergic skin diseases, among other usages. Read more


Gastric Dilatation with Volvulus (GDV) a.k.a “Bloat”

Definition

Gastric Torsion, also commonly referred to as “Bloat” is a serious emergent medical condition in which the stomach becomes overstretched by excessive gas content.  The stomach can twist, and blood supply is cut off.

Symptoms

Deep chested larger-breed dogs are mainly the dogs that are affected.  A dog with GDV will have a very obvious bloated abdomen, drool, seem extremely uncomfortable, anxious, panting and may be vomiting Read more


FLUTD/Urethral Blockage (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease)

Definition

FLUTD/urethral blockage is commonly seen problem predominantly in male cats.  This is when calcium deposits are formed in the kidney or urinary bladder and get stuck in the urethra when the cat is trying to urinate.  FLUTD is mostly seen in male cats due to their longer and narrower urethra, as compared to the females.  When the acidity of your cat’s urine changes (pH value) to become less acidic, Read more


Feline Infections Peritonitis (FIP)

What is FIP?


Feline infectious peritonitis is a disease caused by corona virus infection. Many different strains of corona virus are capable of infecting cats, but most do not produce serious disease.  FIP- producing strains are distinguished by their ability to invade grow in a certain white blood cells. The infected cells transport the virus thought the cats’ body. Read more