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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Pumpkin for Pets

  Tasty Digestive Remedy for Your Furry Friends Morieka V. Johnson   Like kids who clamor for every tidbit in a candy store, Val Clows’ Great Danes have their choice of flavorful, high-quality dog kibble. But they still can’t wait to get their paws on new deliveries of pumpkin-based granola arriving at her Holistic for […]

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