6. December 2013
RenAvast is a product that has been out for about a year now and was created to help with renal disease. The results are very encouraging. Cats and Dogs were found to:
- have an increase in appetite
- decreased vomiting
- hair coat improvement
21. November 2013
As gross as it sounds to humans, it's actually pretty normal for a dog to eat his own stool, other dog's stool or even out of the litter box.
There are many theories as to why he does this, but the one of the most important things you can do is to start early as a pup so it's not so hard to stop him later in life.
- If he eats his own stool, try increasing the quality and quantity of the food. If you already feed him a quality dog food, try giving him several smaller meals each day. Or try sprinkling For-bid on his own food. It makes the poop taste yucky! Remember to keep the yard fece-free, and keep him active. Sometimes a bored dog will turn to eating poop.
- If he's eating other dog's droppings, walk him with a leash and give a firm "NO" command and keep walking. General obedience may be helpful too. If he's taking cues from you and knows what you expect of him, he may be less anxious to start/continue with this behavior.
- If it's the kitty's litter box, obviously limit the access to the litter box, or try the For-Bid on the cat food to make it taste bad as well.
Just remember not to punish your dog for this behavior, and try some of the suggestions listed above. If the behavior is just not improving or getting compulsive, consult your veterinarian.
19. November 2013
A vaccine may be available in the future that can control cholesterol and blood pressure
A new study suggests that vaccines might someday be used to reduce high cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure, according to findings presented Monday at the American Heart Association (AHA) annual meeting in Dallas.
In both cases, the vaccines interrupt processes in the body that, if left alone, can lead to high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure.
The first study, out of Vienna, found that mice and rats had lower cholesterol levels for a year following treatment with a vaccine that protects a cell's ability to remove "bad" LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream.
Read more here.