Top 5 Most Hazardous Handbag Contents

Handbags: Reservoirs for Items Toxic to Pets To a dog or cat, a handbag or backpack can be like an amusement park. In one compact place, she can find many flavorful treasures to nuzzle sniff and chew. This wouldn’t be so much of a problem if all the contents in handbags and backpacks were safe for pets, but unfortunately that isn’t the case; they are reservoirs for things toxic to dogs and cats. It is important for pet owners to be cognizant of some typical handbag contents, how the contents can poison their dog or cat, and what to do
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What’s Making My Cat Sick? The Most Common Diseases of Cats

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease is the most common ailment of cats. It can be caused by a number of processes including: inflammation of the bladder, bladder crystal formation, stones, or urinary tract infection. Feline lower urinary tract disease is closely linked to stress in cats. Anything you can do as a cat owner to eliminate stress can help prevent illness (Learn how to reduce stress). The signs of feline lower urinary tract disease can include: urinating outside of the litterbox, licking at genitals, blood in urine, frequent trips to the litter box, a low long meowing sound. Some cats
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Your Pet and Diabetes

What is Diabetes Mellitus? In order to understand what diabetes is, it is necessary to understand a little bit about how the body works. The pancreas is an organ that sits between the stomach and the small intestines. It secretes a hormone called insulin. Insulin is the hormone that regulates the body’s blood sugar. The cells of the body require sugar to function. The sugar, which comes primarily from the food we eat, travels through the blood stream and is distributed to the cells of the body. The cells require insulin from the pancreas to absorb sugar. Insulin is like
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