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  • Anorexia is a decrease or loss of appetite for food. While hunger is a physically driven, appetite is mentally driven. There are two types of anorexia: true anorexia and “pseudo-anorexia.” Both result in decreased food intake, but a dog with pseudo-anorexia wants to eat (is hungry) but can’t because of difficulty picking up, chewing, or swallowing food or some other cause.

  • Applying Ointments Creams and Lotions on Dogs

    Una vez adquiridas las cremas, lociones o aceites surge el problema de cómo administrarlos. Incluso el perro más obediente puede reaccionar de forma violenta a la aplicación en una zona sensible. Esperamos que las siguientes recomendaciones sean de ayuda.

  • Applying Ear Drops to Dogs

    Le hemos recetado este medicamento para ayudar a su mascota a resolver su problema de oídos. Es una enfermedad bastante habitual que puede deberse a muchos motivos. Aunque ya le habremos informado sobre la frecuencia de administración, hemos pensado que sería útil exponer paso a paso cómo aplicar las gotas.

  • The proper administration of eye medications is essential for your cat's prompt recovery. Make sure that you wash your hands both before and after administering the medication to avoid contamination and prevent the spread of infection. Before you begin, read the ointment label so you understand the instructions.

  • Applying topical medications to your pet can sometimes be a challenge. This information may help make treating your pet easier - for both of you.

  • Our dogs are part of the family. So, it’s understandable that we reach for human medications when they feel poorly. Before you share the contents of your medicine cabinet with your dog, here are some tips regarding common over-the-counter medications.

  • Approximately 20% of cats across all ages suffer from painful osteoarthritis in one or more joints. The incidence of osteoarthritis increases with age. Because cats are living longer, it is more likely than ever that every cat owner will face the issue of osteoarthritis at some point.

  • Arthritis in Dogs

    La artritis en una enfermedad compleja que implica una inflamación de las articulaciones. Existen muchas causas pero, en general, el grado de artritis guarda una relación directa con la edad del animal. Como las personas, cuanto mayor es la edad del perro más rígidas se vuelven las articulaciones.

  • Asthma and Bronchitis in Cats

    Muchos gatos padecen de enfermedades respiratorias alérgicas y obstructivas, conocidas como “asma”,”bronquitis” o “asma bronquial”. Aunque seguramente se trate de diferentes enfermedades de las vías aéreas, son muy difícil de diferenciar entre sí, y suelen clasificarse juntas. Todas comparten una cosa común: son una “hiper-respuesta” o “reacción exagerada” de las vías aéreas a algún estímulo.

  • Atrial fibrillation describes very rapid contractions, or ‘twitching’, of the heart muscle, confined to the atria, or the top chambers. Most of the time, atrial fibrillation in cats occur secondary to heart disease.



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