Is your cat’s diet killing her? Things cat lovers need to know about Feline Nutrition

On Nine Lives with Dr. Kat, Dr. Joe Bartges is the guest and he shares his thoughts on Feline nutrition. Since he is a board certified veterinary nutritionist. He knows the scoop on pet food!

Find out what he feeds his own cats and I bet you will be surprised!

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New tricks for old dogs: managing long term illness and easing end of life.

HOSPICE FOR DOGS – THEY JUST DON’T LIVE LONG ENOUGH!

Dr. Kathryn Primm on Pet Life Radio

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Every dog owner knows that one day they will have to say goodbye to their beloved friend, but the most important part is knowing when there are still thinhttp://www.podtunecast.com/force-download.php?file=GoneToTheDogs_001_CherieBuisson.mp3gs that can be done to make life good for them. Pet hospice is palliative care for the dying and is fairly new on the scene. It can make a difference for pets and their families. Dr. Cherie Buisson from Helping Hands Pet Hospice is our guest and she shares with us tips to help you know when your pet needs care. She talks about what to expect and what to watch for as you manage aging and ill pets.

It is important that pet owners know how to keep their friends feeling good, no matter what the issues are.  You might not realize that your cat/dog could be suffering until you hear what Dr. Buisson has to say! We all know that living well and living long are both paramount. Dr. Buisson can put your mind at ease about dealing with chronic disease.  Euthanasia can be a valid option and your veterinarian is a partner in deciding how your pet’s quality of life can be restored and maintained. Do not feel alone. All as animal lovers, we understand your fear and concern and as caregivers, we want to teach you what to expect and how to help. Listen FREE. Click below.

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Do you think you would know if your dog had a fever? These 3 warning signs are urgent indicators!

Fever (pyrexia) in dogs is defined as a body temperature above the range that is considered normal for a healthy animal. Time and experience have shown us what these ranges are and we know that fever is one of the body’s signs that it is dealing with an infection. It is important for dog caregivers to be able to recognize signs that their dog might have a fever and be fighting an infection, so that they know when to seek help from their veterinarian.

1. Lethargy

Animals whose bodies are actively fighting infection feel tired. All of their reserve energy is allocated to the fight. Their bodies are using up energy and resources for the battle they are waging, so they often do not feel like engaging in their usual activities. Lethargic animals might be seen lying around or they might not be seen much at all because they have found a cool place to rest out of sight. If you think that your dog is lethargic, especially if he has any specific signs of disease, like vomiting, diarrhea, cough, sneezing, or nasal discharge, he might have a fever and need a trip to the vet.

2. Anorexia

Anorexia is a term for not eating. People think that it refers only to the human disorder, anorexia nervosa, but actually “anorexia” is a medical term that refers to a patient that is not eating for any number of reasons.  Fever can certainly create a sense of malaise and a feeling of overall illness that will curb appetite. It is not normal for dogs to completely refuse food for days at a time. Sometimes a single missed meal is not a cause for concern, but a pet that shows no interest in eating certainly should see a veterinarian.

3. Feels warm to touch

They say “a mother knows” and I find that my clients (of both genders) know the way their dogs feel on a normal day and often report that they thought their dog felt too warm. A dog’s normal body temperature can range up to 102.5, but if your dog feels too warm to the touch, particularly on her ears and abdomen, it might be time to get more info. A sick dog’s temperature can be measured with a human thermometer used rectally. The thermometer should only be inserted into the rectum as far as the end of the silver bulb. Be sure that you label the thermometer appropriately. Mine at home says “DOG BUTT” on it, so that no human tries to obtain their own temperature orally by mistake!

Don’t underestimate your own senses when it comes to your dog. If you think she is ill, she probably is. Your veterinarian should be willing to check your dog out for you to be sure.

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They just don’t live long enough! Do you know how to manage your cat’s end of life?

Every dog/cat owner knows that one day they will have to say goodbye to their beloved friend, but the most important part is knowing when there are still things that can be done to make life good for them. Pet hospice is palliative care for the dying and is fairly new on the scene. It can make a difference for pets and their families. Dr. Cherie Buisson from Helping Hands Pet Hospice is our guest and she shares with us tips to help you know when your pet needs care. She talks about what to expect and what to watch for as you manage aging and ill pets.

It is important that pet owners know how to keep their friends feeling good, no matter what the issues are.  You might not realize that your cat/dog could be suffering until you hear what Dr. Buisson has to say! We all know that living well and living long are both paramount. Dr. Buisson can put your mind at ease about dealing with chronic disease.  Euthanasia can be a valid option and your veterinarian is a partner in deciding how your pet’s quality of life can be restored and maintained. Do not feel alone. All as animal lovers, we understand your fear and concern and as caregivers, we want to teach you what to expect and how to help.

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Questions you wanted to ask your vet, but forgot!

Lots of fun AND learning. Steve Dale and I talk cats! Controversial topics like nutrition and declawing, get Steve and I “fired up”. Check it out by clicking the appropriate link below to listen FREE.

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Out of the Shadows: Elusive wildcats you have never heard of…and they need help.

Elusive, obscure, and eclipsed in popularity by their larger cousins, small cats are amazing, high-performance predators. Dr. Kat takes a look at these small wildcats with Christine Dell’Amore, the online natural history editor for the award-winning National Geographic News. – See more at: http://petliferadio.com/ninelivesep15.html#sthash.CSm9aNYu.dpuf