Picture it: a sunny, sandy beach; a warm, tropical breeze; a comfortable lounge chair with a cool, refreshing drink enjoyed under swaying palm fronds. It may sound wonderful, but pet poisonings from the increasingly popular Sago Palm are on the rise. Palm trees have long been icons of the tropics, evoking images of an island paradise.
At some point in a dog's life, owners may ask the question, “Is my dog depressed?” After all, how do you really know? This is a time both veterinarians and pet owners truly wish their dogs could talk. We will focus this article on what you can do at home to help your depressed dog. Signs That Your Dog is Depressed There are many signs of depression in dogs.
Our question this week was: Doctor - I am so confused about puppy foods. The Breeder Recommended Purina Puppy Chow - then the Vet recommended something called Medical from Hills. Then I went to a dog show and bought some organic kibble - now I am being told that you have to be very careful as dog food is not regulated, etc.
Some Cats Sleep in the Strangest Positions - Does Yours? Pets really can sleep in the STRANGEST positions. Whether they're flopped over or twisted into a pretzel, dogs amaze me when they fall asleep in such ridiculous ways. I've seen cats sleep on and in things that look very uncomfortable and they are as happy as can be!
Insulinoma refers to the insulin-producing tumor of the pancreas in the ferret. Too much insulin causes blood glucose (sugar) to drop below normal levels, resulting in hypoglycemia and symptoms of generalized weakness. The cause of insulinoma is poorly understood. It appears to be a spontaneous event within the pancreas of older ferrets.
Our question this week was: Doctor -My cat is about a year old and loves to play outdoors. This morning I noticed him limping and discovered on the inside of his right front leg a raised area. As I examined it closer it is full and draining yellow pus, it is a small hole and the whole leg is swelled.