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    Help! I found a lump on my pet!

    So, you found a lump on your pet and have spent hours searching the Internet for answers. You’ve asked your pet-loving friends what they think. You’ve tried to find pictures that look like the lump. Ultimately, you want to know if this lump is something worrisome… like cancer. Unfortunately, the Internet and your friends will not have accurate answers for you. Why? Because they are not microscopes. When to See the Vet Years ago, I had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Sue Ettinger, veterinary oncologist, talk passionately about our pets’ lumps, bumps, and masses. Her take-away message was that ANY LUMP 1 CENTIMETER OR LARGER AND PRESENT FOR ONE…

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    Tips and Tricks for Cat Urinary Issues

    Control What You Can When you have a cat with urinary issues, so much can seem frustrating and out of your control. There are, however, many things within your control, and these things can often make a huge difference! Your veterinarian may recommend a prescription food to support your cat’s urinary health. These foods can even help with stress and weight management. If your cat experiences urinary issues secondary to stress or environment, there are additional things you can do to help. Let’s dive in. A MEMO to Cats The experts address feline environmental needs using the acronym MEMO (multimodal environmental modification). MEMO is a proven technique to help reduce…

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    Best Urinary Foods for Cats

    It can be very difficult to manage your cat’s urinary tract health. Whether your cat has urinary tract infections, urinary crystals, or one of the many other FLUTD problems, prescription food can usually help.¬†Food is medicine! Why prescription diets? Your veterinarian might prescribe a prescription diet for your cat instead of an over-the-counter food. This is because prescription urinary foods have been designed, studied, and proven to help reduce urinary issues. Precise blend of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to keep the urinary pH in the optimal zone. May help reduce bladder inflammation. Can help reduce stone formation and even dissolve existing¬† struvite stones. Promote increased water intake to flush the…