Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) is a fancy word for Dry Eye, where tear production in the eye is insufficient, leading to inflammation and damage to the eye. It can occur in almost any species, but is most common in dogs. Certain breeds, such as Spaniel breeds, Shih Tzus, Labradors and Lhasa Apsos, among others are predisposed to dry eye in dogs. Dogs of any age can develop KCS, but it is most commonly diagnosed in middle aged to older dogs.
Did you make a New Year's resolution this year? According to Statistic Brain, a fact and figure gathering website, 45 percent of Americans usually make at least one resolution as the old year fades away. The most common include losing weight, getting organized, saving money, quitting smoking, falling in love and spending more time with family. While all of these changes are certain to improve our health, where do our pets fit into the picture? If you're a cat owner, we suggest adding these three cat resolutions to your list for 2013.
It's the time to set new goals–for everyone in your family. As 2012 draws to a close, it's time to make some resolutions for the New Year. While we usually think of New Year's resolutions for ourselves, why don't you include your pets this year?!