Get Drug Savvy About Commonly Prescribed Pet Meds

If you are a dog or cat owner, you will at some time be handed a medication from your veterinarian to address your furry friend’s health care. To medicate your pet effectively and safely, it is helpful to understand what conditions the medications are used for, how they are typically administered and which side effects you should be watching for while your pet is being treated. Antibiotics Antibiotic drugs are used to treat bacterial...

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3 Treatments For Cats With Asthma

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can affect cats as well as people. If your cat wheezes, coughs or has difficulty breathing, they may require treatment for asthma. Here are three treatments that can be used to manage asthma in cats. Removing Asthma Triggers People with asthma can be triggered by household allergens, and the same is true for cats. Controlling triggers around your home can help keep your cat’s asthma under...

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3 Ways To Help Your Obese Cat Lose Weight

In the United States, 28.1% of pet cats are obese, while 29.8% are overweight. This excess weight can contribute to health problems like arthritis, diabetes or high blood pressure, so helping your pet shed the excess pounds is very important for their health. Here are three ways to help your obese cat lose weight. Play predator-prey games Slim, athletic cats may have fun climbing on cat trees or other household objects, but your obese cat needs...

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3 Things Cat Owners Need To Know About Obesity

Obesity is a big problem for people, but it’s also very common among cats. A whopping 57.9% of cats are overweight or obese, and this excess weight can lead to serious health problems. Here are three things cat owners need to know about obesity. How much should cats weigh? The ideal weight for your cat depends on their breed, but for the average domestic cat, a weight of between eight and 10 pounds is ideal, according to Pet Obesity...

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Does Your Dog Have A Food Allergy? How To Tell And Deal With It

While you may not immediately think of your pets when you think of food allergies, the fact is that your dog can be just as susceptible to food allergies as you are. If your dog does have food allergies, repeated exposure to those allergens can cause lasting health problems. While sometimes the allergy is a severe reaction to a specific ingredient or additive, sometimes it’s more subtle like an intolerance or a moderate reaction. In...

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