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Month: October 2020

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Why is my Cat Losing Weight?

Written by Dr. Sam Parker, DVM So, you noticed that your cat is losing weight and seeming slimmer or lighter on your lap. From food type, dental health, a medical condition, even bowl placement, there are a lot of reasons why your cat is losing weight. Let’s break down some reasons why to get your cat back on the right track.   Read more about Dr. Parker at Meet Our Vets Reasons Your Cat is Losing Weight Let’s start with cat food and food placement. First, did you recently change cat food? Or did you start changing volumes of food offered? Did you move
advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Cat Enrichment Solved

Written by Dr. Sam Parker, DVM How to fulfill your indoor cat’s desires through cat enrichment! There are many reasons cat parents keep cats indoors: for safety reasons, protect the surrounding environment or wildlife, or to just to keep them out of trouble. If you worry your indoor cat is bored, gaining weight, or generally missing out, but do not feel comfortable with allowing them outside, and I recommend keeping all cats indoors, here are a few ways to make indoors more fun. Learn more about Dr. Parker at Meet Our Vets Cat Enrichment Ideas Outdoor cats often hunt small prey. Therefore,
advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

CBD Oil for Pets

More and more pet owners are turning to natural alternatives to help their dogs and cats thrive and heal from anxiety, arthritis, epilepsy, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Hemp products that include CBD are one of the natural products that has seen tremendous growth in the pet products space, such as CBD oil for pets, and there is extensive university research that validates this.  How to Use CBD Oil for Pets Botanimal, a company providing organically grown Phytocannibinoid-rich hemp oil products, answers the most-asked questions about CBD and also provides a list of scientific studies on the effects of CBD on
advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Why is my Cat Overgrooming?

Written by Dr. Candice Bittner, DVM Cats are tricky, secretive creatures. Even the most sociable cat will tend to do their itching or overgrooming in private. It can be hard to know your cat is itchy if you aren’t seeing them in the act, however there are patterns of symptoms, such as cat overgrooming, which suggest that your cat is uncomfortable.  Learn more about Dr. Bittner on Meet Our Vets How to Stop Cat Overgrooming When cats itch and overgroom they fall into one of three categories:  1. Head and neck pruritus – cat overgrooming of their face/ears/neck and end up with
advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

How to Prevent Hairballs in Cats

Written by Dr. Leslie Brooks, DVM If you have a cat, you know about hairballs. Hairballs are common and they can be really frustrating to have to clean up all the time. In this article we will discuss why cats get hairballs, the difference between vomiting up hairballs and coughing, and what you can do to try to decrease how often your cat produces hairballs for you to clean up. Read Dr. Brooks’ biography at Meet Our Vets Why Do Cats Get Hairballs? Cats are great at grooming themselves and keeping their fur nice and clean. But oftentimes they end up
advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Tips for Pets Who Won’t Eat

Written by Dr. Leslie Brooks, DVM In need of tips for a pet who won’t eat? A pet that will eat one type of food one day and then turn their nose up at it the next? Or how about a pet that holds out on eating only for the good stuff? Or maybe your pet is sick or just recently got over an illness. My Pet Won’t Eat What to do when your pet won’t eat! It can be quite frustrating and exhausting when you try to entice your pet to eat and they just refuse, especially if you are needing
advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Why is my Dog so Itchy?

Written by Dr. Candice Bittner, DVM Itching can take different forms: scratching, licking paws, head shaking, or scooting on the carpet are common itchy dog behaviors. Occasional itching can be perfectly normal but when itching becomes persistent it can affect your dog’s quality of life; including your own quality of life, too. If you have ever been kept up all night because your dog is licking its feet or thumping its tail on the floor you know what I’m talking about! Read Dr. Bittner’s Bio on Meet Our Vets Can Dogs Have Allergies? Why do dogs itch? Most dogs itch because of some sort