Adopted an Obese Senior Dog… What Now?


A friend of mine recently adopted a seriously overweight senior dog. He’s a good-natured animal very much deserving of a forever home, but his new owner, who is accustomed to focusing on preventing her dogs from becoming … Read More

Feeding Aging Rats


As rats age, they may become either obese or thin. If your rat has a health problem, please consult your veterinarian about feeding and nutrition. However, if your rat is aging normally, you may be able … Read More

My New Foster Dog, Tory: Part Four


In part three, a veterinarian diagnosed Tory with several health problems requiring surgical correction. Tory had surgery yesterday, and I’m pleased to report that he’s recovering well, although still pretty groggy and  achey. Now the real work … Read More

Protect Your Pets from Thanksgiving Coma


During Thanksgiving when all of your family is together, it can be tempting for you and others to treat the dog or cat to some table scraps. While overeating has always seemed to be the goal … Read More

Thyroid Trouble In Pets


The thyroid is a gland in the neck that secretes two hormones; thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones are vital for metabolism. Everyone has a thyroid and it does the same thing whether in a … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Kitty Questions


Dear Petlvr Mailbag … I’ve got two questions… Why does my cat insist on tearing up every piece of paper lying around on the floor? He’s 3, far from being a kitty. Also he is chunky. … Read More

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