Archive for the ‘Ask Dr. Jane’ category

As pet parents, we’re all vaguely aware that we should minimize the stress our pet kids experience. As a veterinarian, I think it’s important that we also comprehend the health risks of prolonged anxiety, too. The fact is, living in a fearful or anxious state for long periods of time can take a dramatic toll…

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Choosing the right food for your companion animal is a big decision. There’s so much information and sometimes it can prove a bit overwhelming. To aid you in your quest for the best fit for your pet kid, be sure to read the latest from Dr. Jane. In this post, she explores three common beliefs…

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You do everything you possibly can to ensure the health of your pet kids. But have you heard the top ten reasons why they should be taking fish oil? If you’re unfamiliar with the latest science behind omega-3 supplementation for dogs and cats, you should definitely check out the latest from Dr. Jane. In this…

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Feline Asthma by Dr. Jane

July 31st, 2013

People often ask me if cats can get asthma. Unfortunately, the answer is a definite, “Yes”. The signs of feline asthma can come on quite suddenly and can constitute a medical emergency, so let’s review this condition in some detail. Just like in humans, the airways in cats with asthma become restricted and inflamed. Mucus…

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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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Behind every superior ingredient in our foods, supplements and treats for companion animals, there’s a story. In this post, I reveal why I include vitamin E in many of my Life’s Abundance formulas and why I prefer its natural form. Trust me, once you read this post, you’ll know why this source of antioxidants is…

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Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM, is the nationally known holistic veterinarian who formulates pet products for HealthyPetNet Life’s Abundance. Dr. Jane, as she is known, tells “The Meatloaf Story.” And, suprisingly enough, it doesn’t turn out to be about meatloaf at all!   The Story Betty and Bill are two singles who’ve each been asked to…

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