Posts tagged "overweight cats"

Pet Nutrition Assessments in Every Office Visit

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Pet Nutrition Alliance supports veterinarians speaking with clients about nutrition during every visit, offering pet nutrition assessments. 1. Client is asked to complete a brief nutritional history form prior to the visit. 2. Screening evaluation, including assessing body condition scoring and muscle mass scoring. 3. Dietary Conversation/recommendation with Dr. Susan Little, and Dr. Bernhard Pukay... Read more »

Does Testosterone Reverse Diabetes in Cats?

Does Testosterone Reverse Diabetes in Cats?
Q: Two of my medical patients have taken the liberty of successfully using their own testosterone injectables on their cats to reverse diabetes. I thought you might want to pass this information along. — E.L., via cyberspace A: No, thank you. Instead, I’ll pass along this information: “Don’t do it!” implores feline veterinarian Dr. Susan... Read more »

Understanding Cats

Understanding Cats
Cat owners think they understand their feline friends’ needs, but sometimes they may not. According to a recent survey by the Kelton Global of more than 500 cat owners, its turns out the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) may be easier to understand than domestic cats. Jill Cline, a Ph.D. nutritionist and Nutritional Insights Manager for... Read more »
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Overweight Cats Are An Epidemic

Overweight Cats Are An Epidemic
Loads of Americans have developed spare tires around their middles, and so have many of our pets. Cats are particularly portly; about 55 percent of tabbies are tubby, says the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Some suggest this is a conservative number. According to the Banfield Pet Hospital 2012 State of Pet Health Report, there’s... Read more »

More Indoor Cats, That's Good; Not So Good Are Fat and Bored Cats

More Indoor Cats, That's Good; Not So Good Are Fat and Bored Cats
More cats are finding themselves indoors only, in America and around the world. The results should benefit cats. But do they really? I am a huge fan of keeping cats inside only because I KNOW they are safer. Having said that, too many cat owners are ‘parents’ to brain dead fat cats. Indoors, they have... Read more »

Pet Owners Offer Pet Resolutions for 2013

Pet Owners Offer Pet Resolutions for 2013
From the American Veterinary Medical Association,  Dr. Ron DeHaven expressed his New Year’s resolutions for pets, and I’ve offered my own. Now, from my Facebook fan page - here are a selected number of yours: “My resolution is for my heart and mind to follow the Serenity Prayer in my pet rescue efforts: ‘God grant me... Read more »
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Reader Questions: NSAID's a Good Idea for Dogs, Cats; Warty Dog; Spayed/Neutered Diet

Reader Questions: NSAID's a Good Idea for Dogs, Cats; Warty Dog; Spayed/Neutered Diet
Q: My dog has bad arthritis in his knee. I’ve read a lot of stuff about Rimadyl that scares me, so I’m thinking of using Zubrin — or do you have any suggestions about what might be safer? — V.W., via Cyberspace A: Well, you’re not going to use Zubrin. The drug is no longer... Read more »

Spring Has Sprung for Pets

Spring Has Sprung for Pets
If spring is truly “in the air,” your pets should be able to pick up the scent! Here are some tips to help pets handle the change of seasons: 1. Preventive veterinary care: Have you seen your veterinarian lately? Twice-annual exams are a good idea, allowing veterinarians to detect problems early, which can mean a... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: IKC Dog Show, Lincoln State Cat Show

WGN Radio Petcast: IKC Dog Show, Lincoln State Cat Show
A very special Chicago Weekend – time for the big dog show and big cat show: LISTEN HERE to the Steve Dale Pet World’s WGN Radio Petcast (may take a moment to load). Deb Cooper talks about the International Kennel Club of Chicago Cluster of Dog Shows, February 24-26 at McCormick Place. Many of the... Read more »
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Cats In Pain: Take Action To Do What's Right

Cats In Pain: Take Action To Do What's Right
From Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE to a quickie with feline veterinarian Dr. Margie Scherk, a renown veterinarian who  travels around the world talking about cats. Scherk notes that according to more than one recent study, the over-whelming percent of older cats have at least some arthritic changes. That means they are hurting. So,... Read more »
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