Unfortunately our four legged family members cannot tell us when things are not going well for them. Such
was the case when Maggie our (13 years old at the time) lilac point
Siamese woke up one morning and tried to maneuver around the house. I
watched her as she started walking into the furniture. My thoughts were
“Do cats get strokes?”
Two European-born dudes, Italian Andrea Carrano and Frenchman Ali Niroomand,
decided to start feeding their dogs table scraps, like they did when they were kids. Since living in the U.S., the pair had picked up American style dog
cuisine - bagged kibble and canned wet food - but they noticed that
their dogs were listless and seemed older than their years....
Just like you, dogs, cats, rabbits, and horses get tooth decay and gum disease (gingivitis).
And just like in people, what happens in the mouth can affect what
happens in their blood streams, particularly in the arteries leading to
the heart and brain. I don't want to scare you, but you should be on a
cleaning schedule for your pet's teeth.
Have you ever heard the phrase: "If honey bees
become extinct, human society will follow in four years"? Now I don't
know exactly where this came from or how the person who said it arrived
at that conclusion, but my best bet is that he was pointing out the
symbiotic relationship that exists on all the organisms on the planet.
Apparently, humans and bees are more connected that we think.
You've heard the commercials for allergy treatments; they all promise relief from the symptoms of allergies. But now, researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have
found the secret to what causes a very common allergy - cat allergies.
Their discovery could lead to a whole new class of drugs that attack allergies at their first point of contact, so that symptoms of
allergy and asthma never develop at all.
Fresh running water does have great appeal, even to pets. Take cats,
for example: it's the rare one who will even drink from a bowl of
"stagnant" water. And when you think about it, cats have it right...
who wants to drink out of a bowl or a glass of water that's been
sitting there for half a day or so? Perhaps that's why the latest
trend in pet drinking is not the 'pet bowl,' it's the 'pet fountain,'
where water flows constantly, or on demand.