Archive for the ‘Articles – Pets’ category

Feline Feeding Behavior

July 28th, 2012

Cats are enigmatic creatures. Having an appreciation for their motivations will not only help you to develop a deeper bond, it could make your cat healthier, too. Feeding your feline optimal nutrition not only requires an understanding of your cat’s unique nutritional needs, but also of their feeding behavior. In fact, understanding the nuances of…

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“Hi there. So, when I’m not writing, worship leading, or wrangling children, I’m a veterinarian.  Dogs and cats only please.  What does a Misfit Animal Doctor do? Well…I do work in a clinic and do all the regular stuff: neutering, vaccinating, deworming, removing things that are stuck, etc., but mostly I recommend pet products that…

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As a holistic vet, I’m frequently asked, “How can I deal with my cat’s bad attitude?” The problem area dubbed “feline aggression” can be complicated, upsetting and potentially hazardous for pet parents. Not only can cat bites and scratches really hurt, they can transmit diseases, too, such as cat scratch fever (yes, it is real)….

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According to a 2009 study published by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 34 million dogs and 54 million cats are classified as overweight. Sadly, these staggering numbers continue to rise. Just like in humans, obesity is now the biggest health threat to pets in the U.S. Excess weight lowers metabolism, increases appetite and can…

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Euthanized Dog ALIVE

October 17th, 2010

Back in March I made the heart wrenching decision to have my standard poodle Joey euthanized. I held him as the veterinarian gave him the injections, then declared him deceased. I stayed with him for at least another half hour, just talking to him, kissing him and running my hands through his hair for the last time. I…

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FeLV, a retrovirus, is the most important infectious disease agent producing fatal illness in domestic cats today.   The feline leukemia virus is excreted in saliva and tears and possibly the urine and feces of infected cats. Prolonged, extensive cat-to-cat contact is required for efficient spread, because the virus is rapidly inactivated by warmth and…

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Here is some very valuable information regarding the 4life veterinary products and why many veterinarians in the US and around the world continue to use the human formula, Transfer Factor Plus Tri Factor in their practices. In 1998, 4Life only had a few human formulas on the market.  Veterinarians used these human formulas in their practices…

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The use of Transfer Factor represents one of the most exciting advances in immune system health. Transfer Factor helps retrain the immune system in humans and pets to recognize specific viruses or bacteria. Transfer Factor Plus Tri-Factor works in all mammals… we all have immune systems that need support! The use of Transfer Factor represents…

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Each year more than 10 million pets are lost, and, according to the American Humane Association, only about 17% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats ever find their owners. Nearly 20 million pets are euthanized each year because their owners cannot be located. If your pet is microchipped, there is a much greater…

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When your pet’s nails are clicking on the hardwood floor, snagging clothing or carpet, or scratching the furniture, it is time for a trimming. Nail trimming is an important part of your pet’s healthcare. Without it, pet’s nails can overgrow into paw pads, be torn off accidentally or interfere with walking. You can keep cat…

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