Jerky Treats, why are they not banned?

Jerky Treats, Have You Heard?

If you haven’t, let me fill you in. Jerky treats have been linked to illness in thousands of dogs. “In September 2007, the AVMA issued an alert that stated… had been receiving calls from veterinarians reporting Fanconi syndrome-like disease in dogs;” the problem appears to be associated with chicken jerky [...]

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Can pets detect diseases in humans?

You have probably heard about dogs detecting skin cancer, diabetes, seizures and other human diseases. There are even a few cases of cats alerting their owners that something is wrong. Why is this? It’s believed that since pets’ senses are more heightened than ours, smells from changes in body chemistry [...]

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Do pets get diabetes too?

Do pets get diabetes too?

Absolutely they do! Diabetes mellitus is not uncommon in dogs and cats. It occurs when the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas are destroyed and the body is no longer able to regulate the essential nutrient glucose (sugar), this results in high levels in the blood and urine. The diagnosis of diabetes generally relies [...]

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Pets eat rocks?

Pets eat rocks?

Does your pet eat bizarre things? Some pet owners don’t have to worry about their fur kids eating out of the trash or gobbling up inanimate objects, but others have to keep everything out of reach from their chow hound. When your pet eats table scraps, garbage, or spoiled food, [...]

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