How to Recognize Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

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By John Gilpatrick | Article Featured on PetMD

Heart disease in dogs and cats can be a tough diagnosis for vets to make and for pet owners to receive. Depending on the specifics of the condition, your vet may not be able to do much, but that’s not always the case.

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Kidney Diets for Cats: What to Look for

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By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Featured on PetMD

Kidney disease is extremely common in cats. It can develop quickly, because of something like an infection or exposure to antifreeze, or over many years for no apparent reason. Symptoms and treatment for kidney disease vary depending the specifics of the case, but oftentimes, a diet change can help.

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Why Does My Dog Shake His Head Even Though His Ears Are Clean?

Why Does My Dog Shake His Head Even Though His Ears Are Clean?

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Have you caught your dog shaking his head a lot? Do you often see him tilting his head to one side? Is he constantly doing this even though his ears seem clean?

Unfortunately you won’t always be able to see what’s irritating your dog’s ears with the naked eye, but if he’s shaking his head frequently it means something is causing him discomfort. Most of the time this will either be an ear infection or an allergy, although there are other possible causes.

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Sedatives for Dogs: How and When to Use Them Safely

Sedatives for Dogs: How and When to Use Them Safely

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Featured on PetMD

Canine behavior can be inscrutable at times. Why do some dogs fall apart at the mere mention of going to the “v-e-t” while others bound through the door without a care in the world? And what’s up with nail trims? Does your dog take them in stride or turn in his best Cujo impression? When faced with a dog who is anxious, aggressive, or just plain hyperactive, pet parents often long for a sedative (for their dogs, of course). But is this the right response?

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Radagast Pet Food recalls raw diet cat food

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Possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121
July 12, 2018

[1]Radagast Pet Food of Portland, Ore., is recalling three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to an FDA report.

In addition, the company is recalling one lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O121.

No pet or human illnesses have been reported.

The following three lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe, shipped to distributors nationwide in May and June 2018, are being recalled:

Lot Code 63057, Best By Date: 10/9/2019
Lot Code 63069, Best By Date: 10/23/2019*
Lot Code 63076, Best By Date: 10/31/2019*
(8-oz. UPC 8 51536 00103 6, 16-oz. UPC 8 51536 00104 3, 24-oz. UPC 8 51536 00105 0)

*These two lots were shipped to one distributor in Vancouver, BC, Canada, in addition to U.S. distributors in May and June, 2018.

The following single lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe, shipped to distributors nationwide only in May and June, is being recalled:

Lot Code 63063, Best By Date: 10/15/2019

(8-oz. UPC 8 51536 00121 0, 16-oz. UPC 8 51536 00122 7, 24-oz. UPC 8 51536 00123 4 and 1-oz. Samples)

Customers should check the lot codes printed on the bottom of the plastic containers and return any recalled products to the specialty retailer where purchased for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Radagast Pet Food at (503) 736-4649 Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PST) or online at RadFood.com[2].

 

 


Laurelwood Animal Hospital,located near Jesuit High School on Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway offers a full range of companion animal services, including surgery, nutrition and behavior counseling, parasite control and preventative medicine. The hospital also offers advanced imaging through an all-digital spiral CT scanner, a comprehensive dental program and laser treatment.

If you’re looking for quality, compassionate veterinary care in Beaverton, Oregon, come visit us at Laurelwood Animal Hospital.

Laurelwood Animal Hospital

9315 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Phone: (971) 244-4230
Fax: (503) 292-6808

E-mail: info@laurelwoodvets.com

10 Common Myths About Animal Shelters Debunked

10 Common Myths About Animal Shelters Debunked

By Jaime Lynn Smith | Featured on PetMD

Animal shelters are a huge asset to the communities they serve as well as surrounding residents – and, of course, to the animals. Unfortunately, their purpose and contribution to society are often misunderstood. Here, we explore some prevalent myths about animal shelters and the precious pets inside of them.

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6 Most Common Cat Health Problems

6 Most Common Cat Health Problems

Cats are good at self-maintenance. But even your fastidious feline can’t prevent some of these more common cat diseases and health issues.
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Why Do My Dog’s Ears Smell Bad?

Why Do My Dog’s Ears Smell Bad

By Matt Soniak | Featured on PetMD

Dogs bring a lot of joy into our homes, but they also bring an array of odors to contend with. We’re used to many of them, from bad breath and “Frito feet” to farts and wet dog smell. But what about a funky smell coming from a dog’s ears? While not as notably or frequently smelly as their mouths and rear ends, dogs’ ears can sometimes get a little stinky. Fortunately, the typical causes of smelly ears are relatively benign, and the fixes are pretty easy.

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6 Common Illnesses to Watch for in Puppies

6 Common Illnesses to Watch for in Puppies

By Amanda Baltazar | Featured on PetMD

Your puppy is brand new and you want to protect him. The best thing you can do is to feed him a healthy, balanced diet, says Dr. Jim Dobies, a veterinarian with South Point Pet Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association.

“If you do, you’re giving your puppy’s immune system the best chance to fight off infection, he says. “He is in better shape to fight off illness and recover.”

But you can’t protect your baby pooch from everything. Here are six common illnesses he could catch in his first year of life.

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How Many Calories Does a Dog Need?

How Many Calories Does a Dog Need?

Article By Dr. Jennifer Coates | Featured on PetMD

A couple of weeks ago in response to my post about the new AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) labeling requirement to include calorie counts on all pet foods, Tom Collins asked for “guidelines for recommended daily calorie intake for various pets, age groups, lifestyles, etc.” This isn’t as easy as you might think, but I can provide some guidelines that can help. First a caveat or two. Continue reading How Many Calories Does a Dog Need?