It must seem strange for a vet to compare humans and dogs and find humans better. Well let me tell you, that’s not normally the case. Just read ‘Why Dogs Are Better Than Humans‘ and you’ll agree.
However, our inferiority tends to mask the fact that there are a few special areas in which we do better. And because we don’t recognise them, we tend to make bad assumptions and harm our dogs. So here they are… Continue reading “3 Ways Humans Are Better Than Dogs”
There’s a good reason why I’d written 500 pet health articles before broaching the subject of diarrhoea in cats. When it isn’t easy to treat it can be extremely frustrating. There’s also a lack of good quality information for cat owners.
First let’s define the problem, and then discuss a logical treatment plan. Continue reading “Help! My Cat Has Diarrhoea”
So your dog has had diarrhoea for more than two weeks, and you’ve ruled out all the more common causes of diarrhoea found here.
You’ve even run a basal cortisol level to rule out the 4% of these dogs that have Addison’s disease.
What do you do now?
The answer is to consider the possibility that your dog has chronic enteropathy, or CE. This is a poorly understood group of related disorders that often respond to dietary, antibiotic or immunosuppressive treatment. Sometimes the solution is more than one of these approaches. Continue reading “Chronic Diarrhoea In Dogs”
Are you thinking of getting a puppy from a pet shop?
Or do you wonder if it’s OK to buy a puppy from a pet shop.
Or does your pet store puppy have the any of following symptoms?
- Droppings that aren’t 100% solid
- Difficult or slow toilet training
- A fussy or picky appetite
- Poor weight and slow growth
Then you need to read this. Continue reading “Giardia Infections In Pet Shop Puppies”
Lymphoma is the most common tumour of cats. It also can be one of the more treatable cancers depending on the type involved.
Lymphoma is caused by the abnormal multiplication and growth of lymphocytes. These are a white blood cell found throughout the body, including the bloodstream, gut and lymph nodes. Continue reading “Lymphoma In Cats”
If you have an itchy dog, it doesn’t take long before someone tells you it’s due to the food. Usually that someone also offers an alternative.
It’s not a case of people trying to pull a fast one; they just believe in what they use. Who doesn’t? If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
The trouble is, though, most owners of dogs with skin problems aren’t getting the advice they need. Or they’re getting it far too late. Continue reading “5 Myths About Food Allergy In Dogs”
Elsewhere on this site we’ve published the evidence for which foods dogs and cats are allergic to. Now we’ll show you how to figure it out for your own pet. This even works for a mouse!
Diagnosis of Food Allergies
The bad news is that there is no simple test. Popular IgG and IgE test kits sold online are not reliable.
The good news is that you can do it at home. It’s called an elimination diet. You have two choices:
Continue reading “Pet Food Allergy Testing | Elimination Diets”
- Buy one off-the-shelf
- Make it yourself (this is preferred if possible, see below)
You’ve got a dog needing treatment and you’ve even got some of your own meds nearby. Can you use them?
The use of non-veterinary drugs is a common question from pet owners. When is it a good idea to give your dog human medications? Sometimes, surprisingly, it is. Just not that often.* Continue reading “What Human Drugs Are Safe For Dogs?”
What if there’s a parallel universe where cats are our masters and keep us as pets. Wait, hang on… that’s our universe.
OK, let’s try that again. Imagine a universe where cats actually look after humans. I can just hear the sorts of things they would say: Continue reading “Is It Bad For Cats To Drink Milk?”
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Emergency Care
When To See The Vet For Diarrhoea
It’s especially important to see a vet straight away for:
- Puppies, old dogs or those without up-to-date vaccination
- Vomiting, not eating or other signs of illness
- Blood in the stool, excessive diarrhoea or possible poisoning
- Dry, tacky gums or any other sign of dehydration
Now dive deeper… Continue reading “Help! My Dog Has Diarrhoea”