The repair of damaged skin is a dynamic process comprised of several components and appropriate support of these will result in faster and more comfortable healing, with reduced scar formation.
The symptoms of Dermatitis include allergy, blushing and increased skin seborrhea. It is found on skin folds and wrinkles, among paws, periauricular area and pinna and perineal area. In case you have a hunch that your dog suffers from Dermatitis consult your Veterinary.
Dermatosis in dogs and cats is a disease affecting the skin of dogs, causing inflammation and itching and hair loss. The condition may be chronic or temporary, and may compromise the health and look of the pet’s coat.
Lack of appetite in cats and dogs is a problem that veterinary teams and pet owners face commonly. Inappetence can result among other causes, from stress and disease processes. It is not to be ignored, and addressing it with symptomatic treatment can often be very beneficial to the patient.
The food your pet eats, the air it breaths and the water it drinks all contain a common ingredient … toxins. Knowing how to detox your dog is really important and not an option. Liver is vital to the body’s metabolic functions and immune system. Detoxification can reduce symptoms of allergies, chronic infections, gastrointestinal issues, anxiety, autoimmune disease, skin disease, arthritis and other. A natural suggestion for detoxification and proper functioning of the liver is necessary in the daily care of our pet.
Intestinal microbiota are microorganisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract of healthy dogs and cats. There are many different cases that can alter the balance in the intestinal microbiota, including antibiotic, chemotherapeutic treatment, diarrhea, allergies or stress periods.
Lameness is a symptom resulting in decreased joint mobility and pain. It is caused due to aging or a pathological condition even due to injury or inflammation. Supplements with ingredients that enhance the health of bones and joints are essential for the well-being and prevent motor problems.
Stress is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience. Adequate management of Behavioral Problems with supplements that provide objective relief, promote the rapid return to normal behavior, improve the quality of life and restore emotional and physical well-being.
Feline Idiopathic Cystitis is a term describing lower urinary tract disease in cats that develops in the absence of an identifiable underlying cause. It is very challenging condition to treat and it can be significantly affect the quality of life of cats suffering from this condition.
Research suggests that stress and abnormal stress responses are an important contributing factor to the development of this disease and management of stress through both environmental modifications and drug therapy are now part of the recommended treatment regime.
As temperatures rise in spring, flying insects are also emerging. For dogs, this isn’t about just a bit of annoyance or itchiness from a bite. Some insects can cause serious illnesses into dogs. A physical protection from external factors is preferred since it does not affect the dog from the consequences of the chemical insecticides.
Otitis is a common disorder of the dogs and cats ear canal. Factors (such as parasites, foreign objects, and allergies) appear to directly cause the inflammation, while others (such as certain bacteria, yeasts, or a middle ear infection) perpetuate the condition. Cleaning dog’s ears regularly helps prevent infection. A general ear cleanser and keeping the ears dry will help prevent bacteria and yeast from growing.
Dental diseases in dogs and cats are quite common. Dental disease affects the teeth, gums and structures that support and surround teeth. It begins with plaque buildup on the teeth. This plaque contains bacteria and food particles.
Plaque that stays on the teeth hardens into tartar, which causes inflammation, damages the structures supporting the teeth, causes infection, pain and bad breath.
COMPLIANCE TO THERAPY
When your veterinarian prescribes a medication, it’s important to make sure that your pet takes the medicine it needs. Even the friendliest, most easygoing dog can put up a fight when it’s time to take a pill.
Although dogs and cats largely share equivalent immune systems, there are clear differences between the species as to how the elements of the immune system interact – creating species diversity in susceptibility to, and clinicopathological expression of, immune mediated, neoplastic and infectious diseases. The immune system has a need for certain nutrients, and providing greater amounts of these key nutrients will optimize immune function. A temporary deficiency of a key nutrient can negatively impact the immune system. As research advances in understanding complex physiological networks in health and disease, the role played by the immune system and its interaction with diet take a whole new meaning. As our understanding of the relationship between nutrition and the immune system matures, a variety of diet-based approaches to address immune needs will become available— both for us and our pets.
12 to 20 per cent of small animal patients exhibit pathophysiology of the eye or its adnexa. In addition to primary ocular disease, there are many systemic diseases that have ocular manifestations. Ophthalmic examination is important in all cases of trauma and central nervous system disorders. Autoimmune conditions may be manifested as scleroconjunctival icterus or ocular hemorrhage. Diabetes, lymphosarcoma, distemper, feline infectious peritonitis, the systemic mycoses, nutritional problems, and some parasitic diseases are among many extraocular conditions for which ocular findings may substantiate a diagnosis and allow evaluation of response to therapy.
Proper eye hygiene is required in all cases of irritation, allergy, infection or eye manifestation of a systemic disease in order to soothe and clean the eye and the periocular area. In order to have the highest degree of tolerability, the cleaning solution should be free of artificial color and fragrance, and its pH, viscosity and osmolarity values should be perfectly compatible with the ocular tissues and the tear film.
NUTRITIONAL IMBALANCES IN CATS AND DOGS
Dogs and cats require specific dietary nutrient concentrations based on their life stage.
In developed countries nutritional problems occur most commonly when dogs and cats are fed imbalanced homemade diets, when cats are fed diets formulated for dogs, or when dogs or cats are fed certain human foods.
Cats have some dietary requirements that are different from those of dogs and can develop nutritional deficiencies when fed diets formulated to meet the nutritional needs of dogs. For example, unlike dogs, cats require dietary sources of vitamin A, arachidonic acid, and taurine. Cats also require higher quantities of fat and protein than dogs, as well as of the amino acid arginine and the vitamins niacin and pyridoxine (vitamin B6). Cats lack the enzyme glucokinase, which unfortunately has led some to believe that cats cannot digest dietary carbohydrates. Cats produce the enzyme hexokinase, which allows them to digest and use properly processed dietary carbohydrates.
Some nutritional diseases are seen secondary to other pathologic conditions or anorexia, or both. Owner neglect is also a frequent contributing factor in malnutrition.