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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease-FLUTD

FUS was the first name by which I knew the illness: Feline Urologic Syndrome. FLUTD took its place a number of years ago. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. As you might imagine, a disease process about which even the experts can’t agree on a name is a very complicated syndrome. Pour yourself a large cup […]

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Feline Hyperthyroidism Treated With y/d Diet

Feline Hyperthyroidism has traditionally been treated with oral medication. As of this writing, the most common form of treatment of this disease is by of use the feline-specific medication, Felimazole, which is supplied in a tablet form. Difficulty with administering pills often leads pet owners to request compounding into a liquid or transdermal form. Surgery […]

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Hill’s New Healthy Advantage For Adult Cats

 Each day this week we are examining the parts of the new Hill’s Pet Nutrition Healthy Advantage line of foods. To see the series from the beginning, click here. Today we look at the Healthy Advantage food for adult cats: For adult cats: Oral health is especially important for adult cats. Plaque, calculus and gingivitis are […]

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Hill’s New Healthy Advantage For Kittens

Each day this week we are examining the parts of the new Hill’s Pet Nutrition‘s new Healthy Advantage line of foods. To see the series from the beginning, click here. Today we look at the Healthy Advantage food for kittens: For kittens: Just as with puppies, kittens face many challenges to their health for which the immune […]

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Answers On Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Farrida has some interesting questions about her kitty with Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).  Not only can we answer Farrida’s questions, but many cat owners may have similar misunderstandings of the disease process.  Read on for a greater understanding: Dear Dr. Randolph We have two cats one male and one female. Our male cat […]

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Antibiotic Timing For Urinary Tract Infections In Dogs

Timing is important when a dog takes medication for a urinary tract infection. In general, we like to time the nightly dose after the last urination of the evening. Doing so allows the bladder to be emptied, then refill with a high concentration of antibiotic overnight. This occurs because the kidneys filter the medication from […]

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Hill’s Prescription Diets Alphabet Soup

The acronyms for Hill’s Prescription Diet foods are not difficult to figure out. The “d” always stands for diet. It was easy in the old days, before there were so many different Prescription Diets. c/d was “crystal diet,” k/d was “kidney diet,” and h/d was “heart diet.” If memory serves me correctly, when I graduated […]

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Doctors’ Extra-Label Use Of Medication

Today’s post is a followup to a previous post you may also wish to read, on Workups Of Dog Urinary Tract Infections. Reader Meghan writes: My 15lb female non-spayed Westie/Pomeranian mix had a UTI in April. She was treated with an injection and then given 2 weeks of oral Rx. The UTI went away about 10 […]

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Workups Of Dog Urinary Tract Infections

Reader Meghan writes: My 15lb female non-spayed Westie/Pomeranian mix had a UTI in April. She was treated with an injection and then given 2 weeks of oral Rx. The UTI went away about 10 days after the medicine was finished. However, she now has a UTI again. This time, the veterinarian gave her Convenia. I’m noticing […]

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