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Most Cat Illnesses Can Be Treated with Small Change in Diet

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Pets Best Insurance Services recently published a list of the ten most common diseases in their insured cats for the last ten years: Renal failure (25%) Hyperthyroidism (20%) Diabetes mellitus (11%) Allergies (8%) Inflammatory bowel disease (7%) Lymphoma (7%) Feline lower urinary tract disease (6%) Cancer (6%) Urinary tract infection (5%) Otitis (5%) What I find most fascinating about this list is that the top seven conditions have well-accepted nutritional remedies, and with a little creative thinking all ten can be treated with diet. Here’s what I mean. Hyperthyroidism Cats with hyperthyroidism make too much thyroid hormone. One of the limiting factors...

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6 Heartworm Prevention Mistakes You Might Be Making

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Heartworm: Any pet parent has heard of it and hopefully you have taken some measures to help protect your dog or cat against the disease. The mosquito-borne sickness is one of the most easily prevented diseases in veterinary medicine and is both difficult and expensive to treat. Still, simply giving your dog heartworm medication may not be enough – a good deal of its effectiveness stems from how and when you administer any preventatives. Today, the American Heartworm Society reports that, of veterinarians who say incidents of heartworm are on the rise, 61 percent cite poor compliance as a reason....

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The Connection Between Dental Disease and Kidney Disease in Cats

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It has long been known that the inflammation and infection associated with periodontal disease can lead to damage to other organs such as the heart, kidney, and liver, and lead to other serious health problems. Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for cats: according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, an astounding 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. A new study explored the connection between periodontal disease and the risk of developing kidney disease. Factors responsible for kidney disease Kidney disease is a common condition in aging cats. It is the result of...

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10 Easy Ways to Show Your Dog Affection

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No matter how much we love our furry family members, sometimes life just gets a little too hectic. Showing our dogs the affection we want to — and the affection they deserve — often falls to the wayside. The truth is, we don’t need tons of extra time in our already packed schedules to show our canine companions how much we care. Letting our dogs know that we love them each and every day can be easy with simple acts and gestures. Making a few simple adjustments to your normal day can reap big rewards for the relationship between you...

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HOW TO ROAD TRIP WITH YOUR DOG: 15 PRACTICAL TIPS

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HOW TO ROAD TRIP WITH YOUR DOG: 15 PRACTICAL TIPS Last year my boyfriend Ryan and I got an Australian Shepard / Border Collie puppy named Charlie. Now at one year old, Charlie loves road tripping with us…but it wasn’t always this way. I remember one of the first nights we had him in my van, Charlie got scared and straight up peed all over my lap. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to road trip with your dog. There are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your dog stays happy. Have up-to-date...

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