My Pet Is Constipated, What Should I Do?

Chances are you know when and where your pet is having bowel movements. There was a time when the answer to this question was mostly unknown, but with leash laws and the awareness of health reasons for cleaning up after our pets – even in our own yards – it’s normal for pet owners to be aware of their pet’s bathroom habits.

If your pet is having diarrhea, likely you are taking your pet to the vet ASAP. But what if they aren’t producing any stool? What should you do at home? And when should you bring them to the vet? Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital answers these and other pressing constipation questions.

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The Lowdown On Supplements For Pets

Every day, millions of Americans consume multivitamins, supplements, and other products aimed at supporting their overall health. The fact that many of these products have no proven scientific benefit doesn’t seem to change the fact that the vitamin and supplement industry is booming. It only makes sense that animal lovers would want to enhance their pet’s diets, prevent disease, and help with symptoms.

Certain supplements for pets are helpful, but many do nothing or cause harm. Let the staff at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital walk you through the ins and outs before you come to any conclusions regarding supplements for pets.

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Added Value? Understanding Nutritional Supplements for Pets

Perusing the aisles of your favorite pet supply store, you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by the choices of available supplements. Multi-vitamins, products for joint support, dental health additives, powders to help keep your pet’s urine from browning your lawn – the list is exhausting.

When faced with the overabundance of nutritional supplements for pets that are available, how are you to know what your pet needs or what is even safe? Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to help you sort through it all.

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Can I Catch A Cold From My Cat?

The short answer to the question “can I catch a cold from my cat?” is yes, but it is extremely rare.

Otherwise known as an Upper Respiratory Infection, or URI, the common cold in both cats and humans is caused by any number of different viruses. However, they generally are not transmitted between species.

There are some environmental factors that may make it easier for you and your cat to be susceptible to these viruses. For example, stress and cold weather can suppress the immune system and make it more likely for cats and humans to be affected by a URI. But, the causative agent will (virus or bacterium) will most likely be different.

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