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Dog digestive system Food gets broken down into a simple form that can be absorbed and used by the body in a process called “digestion.” In mammals, this process takes place in the digestive or alimentary tract–often simply called the “gut.” This is a hollow tube the food passes through and is acted upon by […]

As I write this on March 9, Oksana has been dead for one week. She was 13 years old and for the last several months had been getting increasingly frail. Since Christmas, her ability to walk had decreased markedly. Last Friday, we made the decision dreaded by all dog lovers, and our vet put the […]

Cats are particularly prone to a lot of the troubles that can occur during the festive seasons. For example, cats are very sensitive to pine oils. They act as severe digestive irritants. So if you celebrate Christmas and do the traditional tree in a stand with some water added beware of any feline using it […]

What To Do If A Dog Eats Chocolate? As we approach Halloween and other holidays, candy and other treats will be around most of our houses. If your pets are like mine, pretty much anything left out of a cupboard is fair game. This can be particualrly dangerous when the game that gets caught is […]

Acute Disease kidney in Pets There are many pets who have kidney trouble as they get older, better known as Chronic Renal Failure or CRF. The causes of CRF are usually not obvious, mostly being genetic. Long term infections as of the teeth can minimally contribute to this disease process, if not actually cause it. […]