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This Index was updated on May 13, 2017

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Allergies |  Alzheimer’s |  Arthritis | Breathing Issues |  Cancer  | Coat and Skin | Constipation  | Dehydration | Dental |  Diabetes |  Diarrhea | Distemper (Feline) | Ears |  Eyes | EbolaFirst Aid | General Health Info | Heart Disease | Immunodeficiency/leukemia | Liver Disease | Medications | Natural Remedies/Holistic | Noses | Nutrition |Obesity | Pancreatitis | Parasites |Pests | Pet Insurance | Preventatives and Treatments | Rabies | Renal Failure | Safety | Skin and Hair | Teeth | Urinary Tract | Vaccinations | Virus | Veterinarians | Vomiting

 

Allergies

 

Allergies:  Cat Allergies (12/14/07)

Pet Allergies:  Pet Allergies and Natural Remedies  (08-25-13)

Seasonal:  Signs of Allergies and Allergy Treatment  (05-24-14)

 

Alzheimer’s

 Alzheimer’s In Pets:  Causes and What To Do  (12-28-14)

Dementia:  Cats and Alzheimer’s  (10-11-12)

Arthritis

Arthritis:  All Cats are At Risk (05-17-14)

Arthritis, Seniors:   Living with an Arthritic Senior Cat  (10-12-12)

Fatty Acids: Fatty Acids and Arthritis in Cats  (02-07-13)

Pain: Measuring Pet Arthritis Pain   (06-23-13)

 

Breathing Issues

 

Asthma:  Does Your Cat Have Asthma?  (05-05-17)

Breathing:  Feline Difficult Breathing  (06-08-12)

CPR:   Improvements in Pet CPR  (07-25-12)

Respiratory Infections:  Upper Respiratory Infection in Cats  (10-12-12)

 

Cancer

 

Biopsies:  Do Biopsies Cause Cancer to Spread?  (02-03-15)

Brain Cancer: Occur with fair frequency in both cats and dogs  (03-17-16)

Causes:    What Causes Cancer in Our Pets?    (12-13-14)

Chemo, Oral:   Oral Chemotherapy for Pets is Not a Reliable Substitute for Traditional Chemo (12-07-16)

Chemo:  Is Chemotherapy Right for Your Pet?    (12-04-13)

Early Detection:  Cancer In Cats: Early Diagnosis Gives the Best Prognosis  (10-14-12)

FDA Warning: FDA Warns of Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to Prescription topical (human) cancer treatment: Fluorouracil (01-20-17)

Predisposition To Cancer:   Taking Steps to Prevent Cancer  (10-29-15)

Prognostic factors:  Use in Treating Cancers  (04-07-16)

Quality of Life:  Pursue treatment versus comfort care versus euthanasia  (03-04-16)

Quality of Life:  ‘Quality of Life’ Supersedes ‘Life At All Costs’  (10-17-15)

Second Hand Smoke:  Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets  (07-27-16)

Second/Third Hand Smoke:  Your Pet – Second and Third Hand Smoke  (09-10-16)

Snake Oil Cure?  Are Alternative Medicines for Cancer Modern Day Snake Oils?  (06-30-16)

Vaccines and Cancer:  Can Vaccinations Causes Cancers?   (12-8-14)

 

Coat and Skin

 

Dermatological:  Dealing With Dermatological Lesions – Pemphigus Foliaceus  (08-15-13)
Skin Ailments:  Why is My Cat So Itchy?    (10-26-13)

 

Constipation

 

Constipation:  Feline Constipation  (12-31-12)

 

Dehydration

 

Dehydration:  Dehydration in Cats  (06-30-12)

 

Dental

 

Dental Care  Pet Dental Care  (04-14-14)

 

Diabetes

 

Caring For:  6 Tips for Taking Great Care of Your Diabetic Pet  (03-14-17)

Diabetes:  Feline Diabetes (12-04-11)

Diabetes Definition:  Diabetes in Cats and Dogs  (09-04-14)

Managing:  Natural Options to Help Manage Diabetes in Cats  (07-26-16)

Regulating:  Regulating Diabetes in A Cat  (06-13-13)

Testing:  Home Screening Tests for Pet Diabetes and Kidney Disease  (01-11-13)

Urine Testing:  Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

Diarrhea

Causes and Cures:  Cat Diarrhea and Vomiting: Causes and Cures (5/16/09)

 

Distemper (Feline)

 

Distemper:  Feline Distemper: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention  (08-16-12)

 

Ears

 

Deafness:  Hereditary Deafness in Dogs and Cats  (11-09-12)

Ear Mites:  Feline Ear Mites  (06-22-12)

Remedies:  Ear Mites In Dogs And Cats: Top 5 Sure Fire Remedies That Work (03-10-12)

Trauma:  Ear Trauma in Cats  (01-28-12)

 

Ebola

 

Ebola:  Ebola and Our Pets  (10-21-14)

 

Eyes

 

Common Problems:   Cat Eye Problems (04-05-14)

 

First Aid

AVAM:  First Aid Basics (09-11-16)

Bleeding:  Stop or Control Bleeding in Your Cat or Dog  (01-06-13)

Broken Bones:  Broken Bones in Cats    (09-28-13)

CPR:  Improvements in Pet CPR  (07-25-12)

Dog Strength Tick Prevention:  Potential Treatment for Cats Given Dog Strength Flea Prevention Products  (12-26-12)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

Frost Bite:  Frost Bite and Hypothermia in Cats  (12-15-10)

Kit:  A Pet’s First Aid Kit  (04-23-14)

Kit, Holistic:  An Holistic First Aid Kit  (09-11-15)

Minor Aid:  Minor First Aid for Pets  (05-01-13)

Pain:  Is Your Pet in Pain?  (10-16-16)

Wounds:  Wound Treatment for Cats (Overview)  (09-17-11)

 

General Health Info

Aging:   How to Care for Your Senior Cat (11-30-16)

Antioxidants:  Antioxidants for Cats and Dogs    (10-08-13)

Clumsy Cat:  Why Is My Cat Unbalanced and Clumsy (03-24-15)

Cognitive Dysfunction:  Does Your Pet Have Brain Fog? Signs of Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets   (12-11-13)

Diabetes:  Home Screening Tests for Pet Diabetes and Kidney Disease  (01-11-13)

Feeding Sick Cat:  How To Get Your Sick Cat To Eat  (09-09-15)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Reporting:  Reporting A product problem and/or adverse event with a pet food or pet treats to the FDA  (03-11-12)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Food  (06-07-14)

Health Check:  Things to Check for Cat’s Health  (01-09-17)

Health Conditions:  What’s Ailing Your Cat?  (10-21-16)

Health Guide:  Your Pet Health Guide  (08-01-16)

Health Signs:  Signs of a Healthy Cat (06-08-15)

Internet Vet:  Don’t Make The Internet Your Vet  (06-08-13)

OCD:  Anxiety and Compulsive Disorders in Cats  (08-06-11)

Older Cats:  How Healthy Is Your Older Cat?  (07-25-13)

Online Meds:  Pet meds On-line  (04-16-12)

Orphaned Kitten:  Caring for an Orphaned Kitten  (11-02-16)

Pain:  See and Hear Your Pet’s Pain  (03-29-15)

Pregnancy:  How to Tell if Your Cat is Pregnant and More  (06-25-16)

Prescriptions:  Take Care When Filling Your Pet’s Prescriptions  (11-30-12)

TBTB Caught From Cats  (07-23-14)

Second Hand Smoke:  Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets  (07-27-16)

Seizures:  Cat and Dog Head Injuries That Can Lead to Seizures  (12-27-12)

Senior Cat Diseases:  Seven Common Diseases of Senior Cats  (06-16-12)

Sick Cat Care:  Nursing A Sick Cat Back to Health  (01-13-13)

Stress:  Pets Feel More Than Physical Stress  (09-09-16)

Thiamine: Deficiency In Cat Food  (04-28-14)

 

Heart Disease

 

Heart Attack:   Cat Heart Attack  (02-26-13)

 

immunodeficiency

 Feline Viral Diseases:  FIP, FeLV and FIV  (04-12-16)

FIV:   Feline FIV Infections  (04-08-13)

Myths:  Untruths About FIV  (08-05-14)

 

Liver Disease

 

Failure:  Liver Failure in Cats  (12-05-12)

Nutrition Plan:  What to Look for in the Nutrition Plan for Your Pet with Liver Disease  (12-05-12)

Urine Testing:  Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

 

Medications

Acepromazine, tranquilizer:  Use in Animals  (05-31-14)

Benadryl:  Can You Give A Cat Benadryl?  (05-30-16)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Food  (06-07-14)

Giving Medications:  Medicating A Grumpy Cat You Love  (09-30-16)

Giving Medications: Olfactory Kick Start, Emotional Handling and the 80% Rule  (10-02-16)

Medical Marijuana:  Is Medical Marijuana Approved for Pets?  (03-27-15)

Online Meds:  Pet meds On-line  (04-16-12)

OTC:   Over The Counter Meds  (08-11-14)

Prescriptions:  Take Care When Filling Your Pet’s Prescriptions  (11-30-12)

Understanding:  Understanding Your Pet’s Medications  (01-19-13)

 

Natural Remedies/Holistic

 

Holistic:  Integrative/complementary/holistic Veterinary Medicine (10-26-12)

Ozone:  How Ozone Therapy Can Help Pets Suffering From Infections and More  (03-12-17)

Plants:  Use of Plants in the Treatment of Cats and Dogs (10-26-12)

Natural Healing:   Natural Healing That Work For Pets    (10-04-13)

 

Noses

 

Noses:  The Noses of Your Pets  (08-04-13)

 

Nutrition

 

Budget Health Care:  Pet Health Care On A Budget  (03-29-13)

Carbs:  Cats and Carbs  (07-06-12)

Choosing Food:  Picking the Right Food for Your Pet (03-12-12)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Reporting:  Reporting A product problem and/or adverse event with a pet food or pet treats to the FDA  (03-11-12)

Nutritional Guidelines:  Helping Pets Live Healthier, Thinner Lives: AAHA Nutritional Assessment Guidelines (11-4-11)

Thiamine: Deficiency In Cat Food  (04-28-14)

Vegetarian:  My Pet A Vegetarian?  (06-07-13)

Weight Loss:  Help You Cat Lose Weight  (05-19-12)

 

Obesity

Weight:  Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet  (03-02-17)

Obesity:  The Pet Obesity Epidemic  (04-30-13)

 

Pancreatitis

Feeding:  Feline Pancreatitis  (05-11-13)

Urine Testing:  Pet – Home Urine Testing (09-17-13)

 

Parasites

 Common Parasites:  Symptoms and Treatments  (05-25-14)

Heartworm:  Prevent Heartworms in Pets Year-Round    (10-23-13)

Heartworm MythsHeartworm Myths (04-23-13)

Ringworm:  FDA Approves Itrafungol, a New Animal Drug for Treating Ringworm in Cats (11-14-16)

Skin Ailments:    Why is My Cat So Itchy?    (10-26-13)

Toxoplasmosis:  Toxoplasmosis in Cats – Toxoplasma gondii Infection in Cats  (03-01-11)

 

Pests

 

Dog Strength Tick Prevention:  Potential Treatment for Cats Given Dog Strength Flea Prevention Products  (12-26-12)

Flea Control:  Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas On Your Pet  (02-24-17)

Flea ControlFlea Control Medication Caution  (09-04-14)

Flea Control:  How To Get Rid of Fleas  (03-31-15)

Fleas and Ticks:  FDA advice for safe use of treatments  (06-25-14)

Global Warming:  Fleas, Ticks and Global Warming  (03-25-17)

Ticks:  Everything You Need to Know About Cats and Ticks (07-20-12)

 

Pet Insurance

 

Cautions:  The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance    (10-26-13)

Definitions:  Why Do We Need It and What Is It All About  (07-12-16)

Pet Trusts:  Pet Trust Funds  (07-02-12)

Prolonged LifeCost of Prolonging Your Pet’s Life  (04-10-13)

Traveling: 7 Tips on Getting Pet Travel Insurance  (05-23-12)

Preventatives and Treatments

Antioxidants:  Antioxidants for Cats and Dogs    (10-08-13)

Cleaning Agents:  Pet Health and Household Cleaning Agents  (02-07-10)

Discount Drugs:   Discount Pet Drugs – No Prescription Required (01-13-11)

Ear Mites:  Ear Mites In Dogs And Cats: Top 5 Sure Fire Remedies That Work (03-10-12)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Food  (06-07-14)

Flatulence:   Flatulence in Cats  (12-24-11)

Frost Bite: Frost Bite and Hypothermia in Cats  (12-15-10)

Generic Drugs:   Generic Pet Drugs…Good or Bad for Your Pets?  (06-06-12)

Intestinal Bacteria:  You Are What You Eat  (04-09-15)

Online Meds:  Pet meds On-line  (04-16-12)

Pain:  Pain and Your Pet (05-20-14)

Pre-Surgery:  Pet Surgery – Pre-Anesthetic Lab Work  (07-31-12)

Sick Cat Care:  Nursing A Sick Cat Back to Health  (01-13-13)

Urine Testing:  Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

Wounds:  Wound Treatment for Cats (Overview)  (09-17-11)

 

Rabies

 

Exposure:  Exposure to Rabies  (04-08-12)

Vaccinations Necessary:  Are Rabies Vaccinations Necessary?  (09-08-14)

 

Renal Failure

 

Acute:   Feline Acute Renal Failure (ARF) (2/23/05)

Chronic:   Feline Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) (2/23/05)

Diarrhea and Vomiting:  Cat Diarrhea and Vomiting: Causes and Cures (5/16/09)

 

Safety

 

Cleaning Agents:  Pet Health and Household Cleaning Agents  (02-07-10)

Discount Drugs:   Discount Pet Drugs – No Prescription Required (01-13-11)

Dog Strength Tick Prevention:  Potential Treatment for Cats Given Dog Strength Flea Prevention Products  (12-26-12)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Reporting: Reporting A product problem and/or adverse event with a pet food or pet treats to the FDA (03-11-12)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Food  (06-07-14)

Frost Bite: Frost Bite and Hypothermia in Cats  (12-15-10)

Human Medication Dangers:   Your Pain Relief Cream Could Kill Your Cat (12-16-15)

Poisons, Control Center:ASPCA Poison Control Center (09-18-15)

Poison Control: Pet Poison Helpline®

Poisoning:  Overview of Poisoning in Cats  (11-16-12)

Poisons, Rat:  EPA Changes the Rules on Anti-coagulant Rodenticide and  Changes May Actually Endanger More Pets  (03-16-13)

Second Hand Smoke:  Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets  (07-27-16)

Storage of Food and Meds:  How To Safely Store Pet Meds and Foods  (11-15-14)

Wounds:  Wound Treatment for Cats (Overview)  (09-17-11)

 

Skin and Hair

 

Dermatitis, Contact:  Contact Dermatitis in Cats  (03-21-13)

Hyperesthesia:   Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome  (09-26-14)

Shedding:  Cats and shedding  (12-29-10)

 

Teeth

 

Anesthesia:  Anesthesia Mandated for Dental Procedures for Dogs and Cats    (09-30-13)

Dental Problems:  Natural Tips To Healing Cat Dental Problems  (05-15-16)

Root Canals:  Are Root Canals in Dogs and Cats Better Than Extraction?    (10-24-13)

Tooth Care:  Feline Tooth Care    (09-11-13)

 

Urinary Tract

 

Home Testing:  Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

Infections:  Feline Urinary Tract Disorders  (12-12-11)

 

Vaccinations

 

Illness:  Can My Pet be Affected by Vaccinosis – Part 1 and Part 2  (10-12-14)

Reactions:  Reactions to vaccinations  (03-01-12)

Vaccines and Cancer:  Can Vaccinations Causes Cancers?   (12-8-14)

Vaccination and Immune Systems:  WHAT’S IN THAT VACCINE  (10-06-16)

Vaccinations, how often: Rabies Vaccinations – How Often? (05-15-13)

 

Veterinarians

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Budgeting:  Healthy Pets on a Dime  (05-14-14)

Choosing a Vet:  7 Vital Vet Tips  (10-25-15)

Costs, low:  Low Cost Vet Care Options You Should Know  (10-07-16)

Cost Mitigation:  Pet Health Care On A Budget  (03-29-13)

Communications: How To Communicate with your Vet  (03-03-12)

Finding A Vet:  Finding the right veterinarian  (01-05-12)

Go To The Vet:  How to know when it’s time to see the Vet  (05-13-17)

Healing:   Vets Help The Healing Process  (06-08-14)

Medications:  Understanding Pet Medication  (07-29-12)

Mobile Vets:  Mobile Vet Clinics: What Are They?  (01-20-17)

Second Opinions:  When to Get a Second Opinion (11-22-16)

Surgery:  Pet Surgery – Pre-Anesthetic Lab Work  (07-31-12)

VetsAdvice Online:  Veterinary Medicine Online – What Sites Can You Trust?    (09-15-13)

 

Virus

 

Cat flu:   Viruses causing cat flu (6/12/06)

Distemper:  Feline Panleukopenia (PenLeuk) (6/12/06)

Feline Leukemia:  Feline Leukemia-FeLV (02-18-14)

 

Vomiting

Thiamine: Deficiency In Cat Food  (04-28-14)

Vomiting, acute:  Acute Vomiting in Cats  (04-19-12)