Emergency Preparation

Tweet Pet Emergency Forms, courtesy of FAAS: wallet card, pet care instructions, owner consent form, pet disaster kit checklist. Fire safety: Petplan, American Red Cross, pet rescue notice. Disaster preparedness: PetCareRx. Estate planning – wills and trusts: Nolo Press, PetMD, Forbes. Pet insurance: Consumer Reports review, Consumer Reports video. Microchip Helpful infographics.

Diabetes

Tweet Cats suffer from Type II diabetes but not Type I.  A small percentage develop insulin resistance.  Rapid weight loss, increased thirst and urination, dehydration, dizziness, vomiting, and staggering are all symptoms which may be associated with diabetes.  A blood test at the vet’s will determine if diabetes is the cause or if further testing…

Fleas and Mites

Tweet Some cats and dogs are extremely sensitive to fleas; an afflicted cat will chew off large swatches of fur – and even skin in some cases. Mites of various types can also cause chewing, allergic reactions, and hair loss.  They include Sarcoptes scabiei canis (mange; the human form of scabies is caused by a…