Canine kidney disease causes many associated issues for dogs, but few are more worrying or frustrating for their owners than the refusal to eat. This article looks at why dogs with the disease stop eating and offers suggestions to help rectify the problem.
Dogs suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease often develop a multitude of secondary conditions that both owners and vets have to deal with. Anemia is among the most challenging, in part because there are so many different types, each requiring different treatments - and because some symptoms are identical to the primary kidney disease. This article looks into the challenges and suggests the best way forward for dog owners and their best friends.
If you love cats but have a small space, there are ways to live with your furry pet in harmony without the mess or the smell that comes along with the litter box, especially in a small apartment. No this doesn’t mean follow them around the house and...
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is very common in dogs suffering from chronic kidney disease, but the shortcut method of diagnosing and treating it is often undertaken using a broad spectrum antibiotic. This can cause the infection to go completely untreated - and the delay in identifying the right antibiotic means the infection runs rampant, causing a further deterioration in the kidney disease itself. This article explores the cause of UTIs, and outlines the best method of diagnosing and treating them.
As a dog and cat owner, I can tell you just how messy and expensive it can get when it comes to feeding the cat and keeping the dog out of it. Cats love to graze, which means, they have a nibble here and a nibble there and...
When my family took on two sibling puppies at the same time, they ruled the house. No matter how organized I tried to be, their puppy antics, although funny and cute did grow tiresome!
I had never had much experience with feral cats. I had heard they existed but in the suburbs where I live you just didn't see too many wild cats around. Most of them were friendly pets that would use your yard to wander through, play with the kids...
If you live in a northern climate like I do, then you get all four seasons. I look forward to the changes, but I must admit that Ontario winter seems awfully long compared to the other seasons!
Every dog and puppy knows that daily exercise and mental stimulation are the key to a happy canine existence. Regular play is essential for your dog's physical and mental development and health. It is also a great way to channel his energy into something constructive and prevent destructive behaviour. Here are some ideas for outdoor and indoor fun you can try with your best friend.
Building an aquarium at home can be more beautiful and rewarding than any other pet.
Cats and kittens (and humans for that matter) need physical exercise and mental stimulation on a regular basis. Daily playing sessions are an excellent way to address that need. Regular play is essential for your pet's well being and development. Here's a list with ten fun ideas to make your playtime more varied and exciting for both you and your favourite feline.
A dog's health and quality of life are severely undermined by the build-up of toxic blood phosphorus during canine kidney disease. Controlling how much phosphorus dogs eat becomes a priority in later stages of the condition and phosphate binders become an increasingly essential component in battling the disease.
Probably everyone living in North America is familiar with the American robin. This well-loved bird is found across the continent and is so popular that three U.S. states, Connecticut, Michigan and Wisconsin, have chosen it as their state bird.1