Pint-Sized Pets

Smaller Pets Have Big Potential Randy Kambic Whether they crawl, swim, hop or fly, speak, make other sounds or stay silent, many small wonders can make ideal pets. While 85 percent of U.S. households with pets feature a dog or a cat, giving a home to smaller friendly creatures can mean less maintenance and less […]

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The safety question answered

—————————————- The safety question answered —————————————- The answer depends on who you ask. If you are to phone your veterinarian, the usual answer is to bring your dog or cat in for an exam, and the doctor can assess your pet, and make suggestions. IN other words almost always. Of course this is their business, […]

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Chronic Allergies

———————– Allergies are caused by a variety of things – the most common are: food, atopy (environmental), and parasites. This produces the secondary signs of chronic itching, infected skin, red lesions, pustules, thickened black skin, ear infections, and chronic paw licking. Antibiotic and steroid therapies may make the symptoms disappear, but the underlying cause will […]

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Drug Reactions

They happen, and the FDA has placed a big warning label on one commonly prescribed for cats, called Metacam. The point here is that reactions happen fairly often- and you as a concerned and involved pet owner need to be aware of them. On the FDA site there is some specific info: —————————————————————– What Veterinarians […]

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