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What Do Dilated Cat Eyes Mean?
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Aside from just using them to look deeply into your soul, your cat’s eyes can tell you a lot about what they are feeling and what’s going on with...
How to Treat Osteoarthritis in Dogs
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD As your dog gets older, you’ll probably start to notice that they move a bit slower than they used to. Just like with their human owners, as our furry...
A Gabapentin Success Story: Why Compounds Matter
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD In 2004, our dog Gabby was diagnosed with life threatening lymphoma. We were devastated to hear this news and immediately began chemotherapy treatments. Gabby responded well for a while,...
Dog Acting Strange in the Car? Could be Motion Sickness
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Motion sickness in dogs? Is that even a real thing? We all know the stereotypical image of you cruising down the road in your car and your dog in...
Indoor vs. Outdoor Cats: Which Is the Better Choice?
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD There are an estimated 95.6 million cats in the United States alone. Of those, about 70% are indoor cats, meaning they spend the majority or the entirety of their...
Want to Have a Dog and a Cat? Try these Breeds
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Conventional wisdom says that you are either a dog person or a cat person—and that the two types of people are as different from one another as any two...
Why Your Cat’s Eyes Are Watery
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Our cats can often be emotional, getting angry at us if we touch them in slightly the wrong way, not eating if we leave them alone, or hiding from...
Why Is Your Dog’s Nose Wet?
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD It’s an age old question, why are our dogs’ noses wet? If you’re a pet parent, then I’ll bet that you’ve had that cold, wet nose in your face...
What Human Foods Can You Give to Cats?
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Compared to dogs, when most people think of cats, they don’t imagine them begging for scraps at the table or going after the foods on your plate. However, as...
Is Your Cat Losing Hair? Here Are the Causes of Cat Fur Loss
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Most cat owners expect their furry friends to be…well…furry. However, if your feline is a bit less furry than usual, then there may be an underlying health issue to...
Dog Scared of Fireworks? Try these Methods To Help
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Whenever the Fourth of July rolls around, many dog owners feel a sense of dread and nervousness. That’s because the majority of dogs do not like loud, thundering noises,...
Stopping a Barking Dog: Is It Possible?
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Dogs bark. It’s a vocal communication method they use to indicate everything from emotions they’re feeling to warning you that danger is near. Though some canine breeds or individuals...
Why Are My Dog’s Eyes Cloudy?
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD One of the things that pet owners love most about their dogs is their big, cute, “puppy dog” eyes. Dog eyes are a big part of what make them...
Trilostane Saved My Dog's Life
My dogs were diagnosed with naturally occurring Cushing's disease. One of my dogs had a tumor on his adrenal gland and the other only had an enlarged pituitary gland. After doing lots of research on what I could do to...
Zonisamide: To Control Feline Seizures
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Did you know that seizures are one of the most frequent neurological issues in cats? In fact, seizures affect up to 2% of all cats, and Nala, my poor...
How Doxycycline Saved My Dog Odin From Heartworms
Recently my little guy, Odin, started showing a mild persistent cough, a reluctance to go on long walks, decreased appetite, and weight loss. I became worried about his situation and took him to the vet. They did a series of...
How Fluoxetine Helped My Dog's Anxiety
Anxiety is a common problem for rescue dogs. Many dogs have experienced trauma or neglect in their past, which can lead to anxiety problems. I am well aware of this reality, as I am sure you all are too. So...
Cyclosporine To Treat Feline Atopic Dermatitis
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Just like humans, cats are prone to allergies. In fact, one in ten cats suffers from atopic dermatitis, also known as allergic skin disease. That is why feline atopic...
Benefits of Prazosin for Cats with Urethral Obstruction
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Many people believe that cats are unpredictable creatures, and my cat behavior is certainly no exception. I often find myself scratching my head in confusion as he does something...
Amlodipine To Manage High Blood Pressure In Dogs
As a first-time dog owner, I did not know that dogs, just like humans, can suffer from hypertension or high blood pressure. Left untreated, this serious medical condition can lead to a variety of health problems and complications. Two years...
Levetiracetam to Treat Seizures in Cats and Dogs
Medically Reviewed by Taylor Froiland, PharmD, RPhWritten by Adam McCown, PharmD Seizures and epilepsy are common problems in cats and dogs. Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in areas of the brain while epilepsy is a disorder that causes...