In July 2018, the FDA announced that it had begun investigating reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods, many labeled as “grain-free”.
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease of cardiac muscle that leads to an enlarged heart. As a result, the heart’s ability to pump blood throughout the body becomes more difficult and can lead to fluid buildup in the chest and abdomen.
Based on what we know about HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, feline heart disease) and taurine deficiencies, a diet with possible taurine blocking ingredients (lentils, peas, legumes) could be potentially dangerous for felines as well as canines.
January 22 is National “Answer Your Cat’s Question Day” and in honor of answering your cat’s questions, we have outlined some clues of what your cat might be trying to tell you. They typically do this through their daily actions or more specifically, any changes to their daily routine.
Keeping your cat healthy and happy is very important to many pet parents. There are several steps Accutane you can take to be sure your cat is living its best life, such as making several sleeping spaces available, rotating toys and entertainment, having fresh water out and available, feeding the appropriate amount of food daily, having your pet microchipped, and routine visits to your veterinarian.
What is entailed in surgically declawing cats, tips that can be done at home to stop destructive habits, the pros and cons to declawing cats, and what the current status is on this procedure in various states and countries worldwide.
Pet Poison Prevention Week, every 3rd week in March, is a week dedicated to help make the public more aware to common household toxins, how to avoid them and what to do if you suspect your pet has ingested one of these items.
Fall is officially here and although it means pumpkins, colorful fall leaves and holiday festivities for many of us, for our pets it can mean extra shedding and unwanted fleas and ticks. Here are five tips to keep your pet as healthy and as happy as possible this autumn.