As your cat gets older, you may notice some behavioural changes. Most of these changes are perfectly normal and are to be expected in an older pet, for example, sleeping more or a waning interest in playtime. However, there are other signs that could be indicative of hyperthyroidism, a common condition in older cats. Could your cat be developing hyperthyroidism? Read on for more information. What is feline hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is a glandular disorder that most commonly affects older cats.
A broken tail can lead to severe problems for your cat. The tail contains several vertebrae, which connect to the cat's lower back, and trauma to the tail can ultimately cause problems with mobility, balance and even the cat's digestive system because of damage to nearby nerves. If you think your cat's tail is broken, learn more about the options available to you. Symptoms to look for Of course, you can often spot visible signs of trauma or damage to your cat's tail.
As a dog owner, there are few things more terrifying than watching your pooch have a seizure. Unfortunately, canine seizures are all too common, affecting up to 5.7% of dogs. While it may be scary to see your dog have a fit, you may not need to worry. Many seizures are harmless, one-off events. Not sure whether your dog's seizure is a cause for concern? Try conducting your own diagnostic test with these 3 questions.
Healthy cats rely on healthy kidneys. These vital organs manage the cat's blood pressure, produce red blood cells and remove waste from the animal's body. As such, problems like renal (kidney) disease can have severe consequences, especially in older animals. Stay vigilant to the signs of feline kidney disease and look out for any of the following four symptoms in your cat. Appetite and weight problems Like many other health issues, kidney disease will often result in a decreased appetite for your cat.
Many vets these days commonly offer alternative therapies to their patients such as acupuncture and physiotherapy, but did you know that there is also a branch of homeopathic veterinary medicine? Homeopathic veterinary medicine is often used in conjunction with conventional treatment for chronic conditions and could be something that's recommended for your pet. So, what is veterinary homeopathy, and what should you expect at a consultation with a homeopathic vet? Read on to find out more.
When you have a dog or a cat, they become a treasured part of the family, and you don't want to leave them at any cost. This is true even if you move or travel abroad. Hi, my name is Katie, and I traveled with my dog for nearly 10 years before his passing one year ago. I loved every moment we had together, but I also learned a lot of important things about the type of veterinary care travelling animals need. If you want to learn about veterinary care or tips for travelling animals or just in general, I invite you to explore my blog.