Monday, September 15, 2008
Signs and symptoms of cancer in dogs and cats vary depending on the type of cancer which the pet has suffered. Loss of appetite, weight loss, malaise, fatigue, nausea and vomiting are just some of the symptoms that would suggest a malignancy in your cat or dog. If cancer in cats and dogs is suspected in your pet, a visit to the veterinarian is in order.
Diagnosis of canine cancer or feline cancer can be made by physical exam if there is a palpable mass, biopsy which requires sampling of tissue, x-rays and /or blood work. Since there are so many different types of cancer, the presentation can vary. Treatment of canine and feline cancer can consist of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, steroids or a combination of the above mentioned depending on the cancer type and stage. All of these factors are taken into consideration before treatment of the cancer is initiated.
The one thing that your pet does have when cancer has been diagnosed is a true stress on the immune system. This is a major factor in the treatment of all cancers in cats and dogs. It is important for your cat or dog to keep the immune system strong to prevent further weakness and fatigue associated with a carcinoma. The immune system allows your pet to fight off the cancer cells which usually continue to multiply and help your pet to remain strong when the immune system has been weakened from this debilitating disease.
There are other treatment options available to be used in conjunction with conventional treatment of cancer in your dog or cat. Homeopathic and natural remedies can be used to help boost your pets’ immune system and aid in the natural and effective treatment of cancer in dogs and cats. Pet Alive C-Caps are an all natural and safe homeopathic remedy for the treatment of cancer in cats and dogs. This treatment has no known side effects and has been found to be effective in the treatment of cancer in cats and dogs. This remedy does not promise cure, but alleviation of symptoms and a boost to the immune system which allows your pet to fight the cancer and remain resilient through other conventional or conservative treatments. This is a wonderful alternative approach for the treatment of both canine cancer and feline cancer.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Urinary tract infections are just as uncomfortable for cats as they are for people, and they get them nearly as often. Feline urinary tract infections are caused by bacteria in the bladder or urethra (the tube through which urine flows), urinary tract infections can make it very painful to urinate. And, if the infections aren't caught early, they can spread upward to the kidneys, causing serious problems such as a more serious infection which can spread to the blood and cause a bacterial sepsis.Both holistic and mainstream veterinarians treat urinary tract infections with antibiotics, but holistic vets go a little further. They use a variety of natural remedies to strength the immune system so that it is better able to resist the infection. In addition, they feel that it is important to correct imbalances in the body that allow bacteria to thrive.
It is important to look for the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection in your cat or pet. Look for the following.
Blood in the urine, also known as hematuria
Your pet is crying or straining during urination
A Bad odor to the urine
Urinary frequency or urgency (unable to make it to the litter box)
Treatment of Urinary tract infection symptoms in your cat or dog should include plenty of fluids, a switch to chemical free food, clean water and a visit to the vet. The traditional treatment modality is conventional use of antibiotics. Although effective, this can have an additional stress on your pets immune system. A natural and holistic approach also uses natural or homeopathic remediesfor cat urinary tract infections such as UTI- Free. This is a safe approach without the side effects of antibiotics. This should be considered as an alternative or additional treatment to to antibiotic therapy. Your pet will thank you for helping him or her with this very painful and frightening disease.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
There are many different possibilities as to the etiology or cause of constipation in cats and dogs. More commonly the lack of appropriate fiber in the diet, lack of exercise and insufficient water consumption are the causes in most cases. Constipation in cats and dogs can also be caused by endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism, metabolic disorders, medications, and functional disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome or megacolon.
If constipation is a problem for your pet consultation from your local vet may be warranted. Look for signs and symptoms of dog constipation and cat constipation. These include symptoms of straining, infrequent stools, hard and dry stools, or blood in the stools. Lethargy and fatigue, vomiting, abdominal bloating and crying may also be symptoms of dog constipation and feline constipation.
What to do if your dog is constipated or your cat is constipated? Treating constipation in cats and treating constipation in dogs can be very simple for both the pet and its owner. First steps in treatment in constipation in cats and dogs should be to feed your pet a high fiber diet, plenty of fluids and exercise. If the problem persists visit your vet to rule out a more serious cause of your pets’ discomfort. Conventional treatment of dog constipation and feline constipation usually involves stool softeners, dietary changes, increased water consumption and at times enemas and other medications such as lactulose.
There are also PetAlive Natural Moves is a completely natural and homeopathic remedy with no known side effects for dog constipation and feline constipation. This is a wonderful alternative to a more traditional approach or in conjunction with the more traditional modalities. This is a mild and gentle treatment for constipated dogs and constipated cats with a very high success