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Month: January 2022

advice from 24 hour vet about pet health

Choosing the Right Pet Food

What is the right food to feed my pet? What happens when my pet needs a special diet? There’s a lot of conflicting information and confusion out there about specialty pet food and pet supplements. Dr. Candice Bittner, DVM has offered up some expert knowledge to help pet parents choose the right food for their pets. Q: What’s the most important aspect of pet nutrition? What should pet parents look for? A: I’ll start by saying that aside from being a veterinarian, I’m also a pet parent. More specifically, I’m a pet parent to a dog with skin issues, so I

Does My Cat Have Arthritis?

Cats are notorious for hiding pain, but if you’re observant, you may be able to detect if they need help with aging bones and joints. If you’re seeing these signs, it may be time to talk with a veterinarian to see if your cat may be suffering from feline arthritis. Signs of Arthritis in Cats Since cats tend to hide pain to varying degrees, signs of arthritis can be subtle at first. Things you may notice with your cat are: stiffness when getting up walking rigidly or limping hesitant or unable to jump up or down from heights difficulty going