What if your pet gets into YOUR medications?

Great post by Dr. Patty Khuly over at PetMD on what to expect when your pet eats one of the five most-prescribed medications! (In case you're curious, those five are: Lipitor, Nexium, Plavix, Advair, and Abilify.) Also see: When You SHOULD Induce Vomiting When NOT to Induce Vomiting

2017-03-23T14:09:55-07:00May 25th, 2011|

More money, fewer vet visits

The headline read: "Revenue growth can't hide 'alarming' decline in client visits." This news, from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, went on to note that "Income increased at many pet practices in 2010, but frequency of veterinary visits remains depressed." In other words, fewer guardians took their pets to the vet, but got charged more. This trend is disturbing for several reasons: 1. Fewer animals, especially cats, are getting annual "wellness" checks.  While I don't support yearly vaccine boosters, I still believe that those annual check-ups are ...

2013-09-30T08:05:11-07:00May 22nd, 2011|

Does Dry Food Clean the Teeth?

By Jean Hofve, DVM Let's get this one straight once and for all: dry food does not clean your cat's teeth! In fact, dry food really does not benefit the cat at all. It is merely a convenience for the guardian. If you haven't already read Why Cats Need Canned Food and 10 Reasons Why Dry Food is Bad for Dogs and Cats, start there in your quest for accurate, up-to-date information on feeding cats. Most cats don't consistently chew dry food; they swallow it whole. Obviously, without contacting the teeth, ...

2015-07-17T12:54:36-07:00November 17th, 2010|
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