Archives for December 2012

Funny Cat Jokes

I have shared my life with many cats over the years. Currently I have two kitties, one you can see in my author photo below, and a new addition, a white female. As anyone who owns cats knows, their antics are what make them fun to invite into our lives. I am always on the … [Read more...]

Feline Leukemia Treatment

A cat that is infected with the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) should not necessarily be euthanized.  There are some options that pet owners can consider for feline leukemia treatment. They develop the same diseases that affect non-infected cats and can respond favorably to … [Read more...]

Feline Leukemia Vaccine

Keeping cats confined indoors in a feline leukemia virus (FeLV) free household is the simplest form of protection against FeLV infection.  For cats allowed to wander outside, the feline leukemia vaccine (FeLV) provides the best means of protection, however they are not 100% … [Read more...]

Pet Loss: NEW Rainbow Bridge Poem

Working in a veterinary hospital, I meet pet owners everyday who love to share their stories of caring and devotion to their pets. Grieving through the loss of a pet can be one of the hardest things to do in a person's life. The Rainbow Bridge Poem has been circulated a lot … [Read more...]

Doberman Pinscher Diseases

Doberman Pinchers as a breed are genetically predisposed to a number of diseases though not as many as some breeds. Some are just anecdotal where as with others the genetic factors are known. Most pure breed dogs are breed rather closely to near relatives. This process … [Read more...]

Standard Poodle Diseases

Standard Poodles as a breed are genetically predisposed to a number of diseases though not as many as many other breeds such as Golden Retrievers. Some diseases appear to be inherited but actual genetic coding has not been definitively identified.  Most pure breed dogs are … [Read more...]

Feline Lymphoma: Causes

Feline lymphoma is one of the most common forms of cancer in cats and presents in many different forms, but all involve a common cell type from a lymphocyte, which is a type of white blood cell.  These cells are typically found in lymphoid tissues, such as lymph nodes, … [Read more...]

Golden Retriever Diseases

When thinking about dog breeds, and which might make good pets, considering the diseases that they may be predisposed to should be a consideration. Golden retrievers as a breed are genetically predisposed to a number of diseases; more than many breeds. This article will list … [Read more...]

Funny Dog Jokes- Dog Shaming

Since I work in a veterinary hospital, I get to see first hand (every day) how funny and cute dogs and cats can be. I am always on the look-out for websites that can capture the amusing aspects of pet ownership in concise funny dog jokes. I found a hilarious one! At … [Read more...]

Treatment of Cats with Diabetes

After your veterinarian has diagnosed your cat with diabetes you will need to think about treatment options.  The goal of treatment of cats with diabetes is to reduce the blood glucose to levels that are closer to normal.  In doing this your cat will feel better, regain … [Read more...]