Pain Management in Elderly Pets

Modern medicine can be both a blessing and a curse.  A blessing when it enables us to live longer, a curse when our quality of life is so diminished that a longer life can be a long, difficult road to travel. While we’re living longer, so are our pets, and there are a myriad number of reasons for this. People are spending more on their furry friends In 2016, Americans spent $62 billion on their pets and they’re on track to spend more than $64.5 billion this year, according to the American Pet Product Association. Americans spent a total of $23.04 billion on pet food, $14.39 billion on supplies/OTC medicine, $15.73 billion on vet care, $2.19 billion on live animal purchases and $5.24 billion on pet services like grooming and boarding. Obviously, we need to toss out the old “rule of thumb” that one year in a human’s life equals 7 in a pet’s.  Some pets, depending on their size and breed, are living nearly ten years for every one human year.  As you can imagine, while the dollars spent and care given to today’s pets, in the form of better living conditions, better nutrition, and better preventative medicines all contribute to this longer life span, the octogenarian dog’s long life is largely due to the veterinary care that is now available.  In fact, the animal kingdom has benefitted from advancements that we humans can still only dream about… such as a cancer vaccine!  Laparoscopic surgery, laser surgery… even acupuncture are now common veterinary practices, all but eliminating, in the case of a surgical procedure, a treatment that used to be quite invasive… and dangerous. Unfortunately, a longer life is often accompanied by long-term pain [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|Categories: Cats, Dogs, Senior Care|0 Comments

Should I Neuter My Pet Cat

As any experienced veterinarian in Boca Raton will tell you, having your pet spayed or neutered is simply the responsible thing to do in most cases. Yet, there are still people who aren’t sure whether this routine procedure is the right choice for their pet. If you’re one of those people and you just can’t seem to decide what you should do, perhaps examining a few of the many benefits that come with having your cat spayed or neutered will help you to make a more informed decision on the question of, “Should I Neuter My Pet Cat.” […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Categories: Cats, Pet Care|Tags: |0 Comments

How well do you know your cat?

Cats are one of the most well-known pets’ in the world. To be exact there are over 500 million cats in the world, and 30-37% of all American homes own a cat. So, how well do you know your cat? Did you know that cats have a special connection between their owners. Research has shown that cats practically don’t meow to any other species than humans, not even to their own kind. Not only that, but cats have a range of 100 different sounds (such as meow, Nya, and agoo) they also come from range of 20-140 hurts’. Interesting Facts About Cats * Have you ever wondered why cats always land on their feet? That’s because their collarbone doesn’t connect, and they have mad reflexes. When a cat falls it goes through a motion of twitching in the muscles along the back, moving the body to where its feet is pointing down. * Cats have 32 muscles in their ear alone, plus the fine hairs on the ends of their ears expand their hearing. * Cats can also rotate their ears 1080 degrees * If you put cat pee under a black light it will glow in the dark. * Cats don’t have sweat glans on their bodes so they sweat through their paws * No two cats have the same nose prints just like humans finger prints, all one of a kind. Interesting Facts About Cats when Pregnant! * Mother cats are a mighty bunch they can have up to 100 liters of kittens * An individual liter can have multiple fathers. * Mother cats will eat the placenta and skin pouch that protected the kittens during pregnancy. * In a year a cat [...]