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kidneys


acupressure for senior cats

Senior cats are prone to developing kidney disease and other age-related issues. Find out how acupressure can improve your aging kitty’s longevity and quality of life. Aging is rarely easy for anyone, including our senior cats. A variety of health issues can arise as cats get older, ranging from arthritis to kidney disease. Along with …

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urate stones

Some breeds are more susceptible to this than others. Here’s what you need to know about protecting your best friend from urate stones. Good urinary tract health is crucial to your dog’s overall well being, happiness and longevity. A number of issues and diseases can affect this part of his “plumbing”, and among these are …

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Medicinal Mushrooms

Using medicinal mushrooms for healing. Mielle was diagnosed with a bleeding hemiangiosarcoma of the spleen. The 14-year-old standard poodle was weak from blood loss and had not eaten in a few days. She also had osteoarthritis in her knees, as well as spondylosis, and could hardly stand. The attending veterinarian thought her case hopeless and …

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L-carnitine

You might be familiar with L-carnitine as a supplement popular among bodybuilders. But did you know it can also be useful for your animal’s health? In fact, L-carnitine plays a vital role in energy production for muscle cells and may be helpful for treating a wide variety of conditions. Amino acid combo L-carnitine is composed …

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valley fever

How to  minimize the risk of valley fever. In 2006, my dogs Shadow, Dasher and I moved from Maryland to southern California for a year. During our six-day drive across the country, we stopped at every possible park along the way. We also drove through the dry dusty land of the southwest, a place of …

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periodontal disease dogs and cats

What’s the most common infectious condition in dogs and cats? If you answered periodontal disease, you’re correct. Over 80% of dogs are affected by the time they’re three years old. Help avoid this with proper dental care. Periodontal disease is caused by plaque, a biofilm of bacteria and oral debris attached to the tooth and …

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anxiety

Your dog is scared of loud noises, hates being left alone and is jumpier than a jack-in-the-box. Chinese herbs can calm him down by getting to the heart of canine anxiety. “We’ve got to get help for this dog or she’s going to kill herself!” Jason Givens said to his wife Michelle. The couple had …

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kidney

Tyrone was king of house and neighborhood. One day, the Persian-tabby cross thought it would be cool to jump from the balcony railing to a window ledge. He missed and fell to the patio below. He survived, but the fall damaged his kidneys, and as he grew older, chronic renal failure set in. By the …

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sad dog with imha

Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) may sound like an obscure disease, but it’s more common than you might think. Something was wrong with Gracie. It started with subtle signs – she didn’t have her usual pep when on walks, her appetite was off, and she didn’t want to chase her favorite ball. In a few days, …

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Herbs for dogs health.

Digestive and urinary problems are common in dogs. Take a look at how herbs can help resolve these issues. Anyone who shares their life with a dog will sooner or later have to deal with a bout of diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, bladder stones or other digestive or urinary complaint. Used properly, herbs can gently support …

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