It’s Not a Hairball: Fear Free Management of Feline Asthma

It’s Not a Hairball: Fear Free Management of Feline Asthma

Health, Vet Visits

Cats can be notorious for hiding illness from their owners, but if your cat is affected with asthma (also known as feline allergic bronchitis), their coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing will soon become apparent. This inflammatory disease of the lungs is thought to arise from an increased sensitivity to inhaled allergens such as dust, pollen, […]

How to Become an Exceptional Veterinary Client

How to Become an Exceptional Veterinary Client

Health, Relationships, Vet Visits

Earlier this year, my 15-year-old cat, Ivan, had a behavioral upheaval that required several veterinary visits, tests, medication, and weekly follow-up calls to his veterinary team. Because Ivan’s condition required tweaking until we found just-the-right remedy, I felt like a nuisance until my trusted veterinarian gave me the highest compliment. She said I am a […]

Help! My Cat’s Been Diagnosed With FIC!

Help! My Cat’s Been Diagnosed With FIC!

Health

No pet parent wants their beloved cat to receive a chronic diagnosis. And when it comes to a chronic urinary issue, it feels overwhelming, especially if you’re faced with bloody urine or outside-the-box elimination. For cat parents who discover their cat has feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC), it can feel even more daunting since environmental stress […]

Poop: The Inside Scoop on Your Dog’s Output

Poop: The Inside Scoop on Your Dog’s Output

Health

Everyone who shares a home with a dog deals with poop on a daily basis. While it may not be the most appealing topic, learning about your dog’s “output” offers important insight into his health. Not only his food, but also your dog’s environment and emotional state, affects how his body works. Fear, anxiety, and […]