March 2012 Newsletter B

Incontinence in Dogs

Urinary incontinence in dogs is the inappropriate passage of urine.  It can be caused by congenital abnormalities, which the animal is born with, or acquired disorders.  Signs of urinary incontinence include the involuntary dribbling of urine, which may be noticed as puddles left behind particularly when the dog has been sitting or sleeping for a period of time. read more

More from March 2012 Newsletter B

Pet Health: Protecting the Fragile Health of Our Pets, Part 2

Individually, a chemical may not alter gene expression or cause mutations, but the sheer number of chemicals used in the environment interact and become even more toxic to dogs and cats; sometimes they intensify one another, but there are instances when a relatively innocuous substance will become toxic when combined by accident or purposely with a second chemical. read more

Ask Seth: Home Remedies for Conjunctivitis?

I have a 9-year-old black cat who has always had an allergy-like cat eye problems with his left eye. It often is red and running, but is sometimes worse than others. In the past, I have tried both antibiotic and antifungal ointments from the vet with no change. Is there something I can do at home that is natural to make him more comfortable? read more

Moving With A Cat

Cats are nothing if not creatures of habit-most prefer the same food, the same napping spot, and the same litter box location every day. Moving a cat to a new home disrupts their routine. Even worse, moving to a new home usually involves a trip in the car-an undeniable horror for the majority of housecats. While moving house may not be unavoidable, it is possible for pet owners to minimize the stress of the experience for their feline companions. read more