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Our Pets: A Visit to the Vet for Cujo

Today was a day (more like half an hour) at the vet for our princess.  She has a tendency to drink water from strange places like random puddles (she's an indoor/outdoor cat). This tendency has led to a few painful bladder and kidney infections in the past. It's almost like clockwork: the weather gets warmer, she starts going outside more often and then a few weeks later she comes down with an infection.  This time I think we've thankfully caught it early. The treatment is a two week round of antibiotics (Clavaseptin) and then we'll take a look to see how she responds. Clavaseptin has worked well in the past so I feel it will do the job again.  A big...

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Pet Health Tip: Simple Food is Good Food

Complexity adds stress, no matter what we're talking about. I've come to this realization as I've become more observant of stress in myself and others.  Since this is a pet related blog I will start with an example that has to do with pets. Pet foods are moving towards becoming simpler, because the complex formulas filled with grains and other fillers have started to cause stress on the digestive systems of many of our pets. These complex formulas have also caused various types of allergies in many pets, which is why simpler Hypo-Allergenic foods are gaining in popularity as well. Just so you know, rovr delivers some simpler diets, such as Blue Buffalo's "Basics" and "Wilderness" formulas, Natural Balance's "Limited-Ingredient...

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Pet Health Tip: The potential problem with feeding seed to your bird.

Recently we've had to take both our lovebirds to the Links Road Animal Clinic due to minor illnesses. Gazpacho, our Fischer's Lovebird (on the right in the picture above) was a bit lethargic and was found to have had a minor infection. So we were given antibiotics to be added to her drinking water and sent on our way. Thankfully she has recovered well from her treatment and is back to being her boisterous self :) Hooligan, her "mate", had a separate issue at a later time where she had an egg stuck in her. She has been laying eggs constantly since we've had her, which has been about three years or so. This one egg caused her to struggle with...

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