It’s important to consider the pros, cons, risks and benefits of starting any proposed treatment plan with your pet. In this second of two parts, let’s take a look at the home environment and the people who will be responsible for carrying out the plan. more…
Can your pet’s needs be realistically met by the proposed treatment plan? Let us consider the patient’s physical, social, and emotional needs.more…
I need assistance – stat! There are rumors afoot that a new cat, named Buddy, is moving into MY house!more…
They can happen to anyone, even a veterinarian, and it’s usually not a big deal to take care of them. Let’s talk about how to detect fleas in and around your pets, and bust a few common myths and misunderstandings while we’re at it.more…
- Take some simple steps to ensure a fun holiday for all.
- We’ll also discuss some safety tips and give you the low-down on that infamous holiday treat, chocolate, plus another less-known toxin you need to know about.
- Making sure your pet enjoys good quality-of-life, especially at end-of-life, is likely a high priority for you
- Defining good quality-of-life can be tricky. One approach is to consider the “Five Freedoms,” a concept originating from the U.K.
- Long-planned vacations or business trips can feel like a looming deadline when a loved one’s day-to-day condition may be unpredictable.
- Having your pet supervised by a trusted person and taking the time to write down your wishes in advance can ease some of the anxiety you may be feeling.
- The gradual changes in strength, agility, vision, hearing, and cognitive function in the senior pet may call for adjustments
- Here are some common potential hazards to be on the lookout for
- Behavioral changes are the most common indicator of arthritis in cats
- These changes could also mean something else, so it is best to check with your veterinarian if you observe them
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are effective at managing pain from arthritis and other causes
- They can also have serious side effects, and most over-the-counter versions are unsafe for pets
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