Posts made in October, 2013

October Pet of the Month

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Pet of the Month | Comments Off on October Pet of the Month

Congratulations to, Ginger, our October Pet of the Month! Ginger is a 9 year old, neutered male, domestic short-hair who is being commended for being in diabetes remission for the second time in the past three years.   Ginger was first diagnosed with diabetes in September 2010 when his owner noticed that he had been drinking and urinating excessively. Drinking and urinating excessively, as well as, weight loss despite an increased appetite are clinical signs of an animal with diabetes. Diabetes is a medical condition in which there is excessive glucose (sugar) in the blood due to an...

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Kitty Cavities!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Our Blog | 0 comments

Did you know cats can get cavities? Well, technically it is tooth resorption, not the same type of cavities that people get. But it does involve destruction of the protective lining of the tooth and exposure of the sensitive pulp chamber, creating a very painful tooth and potentially infection. The proper term for this type of cavity is Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesion, or FORL for short. No one is quite sure what causes it. But it is painful and it does require tooth extraction to make your cat more comfortable.   How do you know if your cat has one? Short of opening the mouth and...

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