Breed Health

bengal-health

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    Chronic Kidney Failure

    Kidney failure in cats is usually the result of another underlying disease or condition. Cats are not usually diagnosed with kidney failure until they have lost up to 75% of the kidney function When the cat’s health reaches this stage, treatment of the underlying disease that caused the problem in the first place, is unlikely…   Read More »

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    Antihistamines

    What are Antihistamines? Antihistamines are prescribed to pets to prevent itching or to manage cats that over groom or scratch themselves. Antihistamines can also be useful to treat respiratory conditions or to sedate prior to car travel. I have heard that this drug can have side effects, how will this affect my pet? Almost all…   Read More »

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    Anti-freeze Poisoning

    Anti-freeze is a widely used solution made with Ethylene Glycol. Although poisonous, many cats and dogs find the taste of anti-freeze very attractive, however even if a small amount of anti-freeze is consumed it can result in acute kidney failure or even death. Statistically in the UK more cats are poisoned by anti-freeze mainly because…   Read More »

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    Treating Diarrhoea

    Medications for diarrhoea work by lining the gut to protect it whilst it heals, other medications work by reducing intestinal movement. If your pet is suffering with diarrhoea it would not be uncommon for your vet to prescribe more than one medication and/or a change of diet. I have heard that this drug can have…   Read More »

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    Enzymes

    Enzymes speed up the metabolic rate of most bodily functions, if they didn’t exist processes in the body would occur far too slowly for our bodies to survive. If your pet’s metabolic rate needs to be increased supported your vet may prescribe enzymes. The primary use of enzymes in veterinary medicine is to support the…   Read More »

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    Diethylstilbestrol

    Diethylstilbestrol or stilboestrol as it is also known as is a synthetic oestrogen (natural oestrogen is the primary female sex hormones). This medication is used to treat enlarged prostate glands found in male dogs and to treat forms of aggression in female dogs. It can also be prescribed to treat urinary incontinence. I have heard…   Read More »

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    Diazepam

    Diazepam is a medication prescribed to treat anxiety, stimulate the appetite and control fits. This drug is a benzodiazepine, this type of drug can result in dependence and your pet could become addicted to it. Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is given as soon as possible, however, if it is almost time…   Read More »

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    Spraying and Marking Territory

    When cats mark their territory they spray urine on vertical surfaces such as walls and furniture – it is known as ‘spraying’. Spraying is method of sexual communication between both female and male cats who have not been neutered or as a form of social communication. Cats that go outside will sometimes spray to mark…   Read More »

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    Pheromones

    Why has my pet been prescribed pheromone medication? Pheromones are social scents secreted by animals, the scents send a message to other animals and act as a means of communication. Natural Pheromones are secreted in anal glands, urine and facial skin. Artificial pheromones are prescribed to help improve anti-social behavior. The artificial pheromones help reduce…   Read More »

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    Abdominal Distension

    Abdominal distension is often caused through obesity in dogs but this is not the only cause.  Sometimes Cushing’s Syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism) can cause redistribution of fat into the abdomen and Hypothyroidism (lack of the thyroid hormone) can cause enlargement of the abdomen; both of these causes are more common in dogs than cats.   Abdominal distension…   Read More »

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