Kid treats are dangerous pet treats


It's the spooky time of year again and while great fun for kids and adults who act like kids, Halloween can be a frightening, even deadly, time to be a pet. Unfortunately, a lot of those candy treats we humans love so much are also tempting for our furry friends.

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published on October 23 2015

The Silent Killer (treatment)


This is part three of a multipart entry on the subject of Chronic Renal Failure in dogs and cats..

The primary goal in the treatment of CRF is the extension of the pet's life by stabilizing and slowing the progression of the disease. Successful treatment, though highly dependent upon the stage at which a diagnosis is made, can result in a life extension of many months to even years in the best cases.

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published on October 17 2015 Category: medical - Tags: crf, treatment, phosphorous, hydration, electrolytes, anemia

The Silent Killer (diagnosis)


Our prior post provided an introduction to Chronic Renal Failure (CRF or CKD) in dogs and cats and discussed some of the common symptoms. CRF is a silent killer of our beloved pets and often is not diagnosed until the disease has caused great damage to the kidneys. Today's post discusses the clinical diagnois of CRF. Though some technical terminology is used to provide accuracy and substance, the material does not require any specific knowledge to understand.

This is part two of a multipart entry on the subject of Chronic Renal Failure in dogs and cats.

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published on October 2 2015 Category: medical - Tags: crf, diagnosis, sdma

The Silent Killer


It is the leading cause of death of cats. It is one of the top causes of death of dogs. And yet many pet owners - dog owners in particular - are unaware of chronic renal failure. What is it? What are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed? Is there any treatment? Perhaps even more important, what can be done to reduce its effect and prolong a pet's life?

This is part one of a multipart entry on the subject of Chronic Renal Failure in dogs and cats.

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published on September 29 2015 Category: medical - Tags: crf, arf, kidneys

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