Teacup Pig Pets And Veterinary Care

There is an illusion promoted by breeders of so-called "teacup pigs" that they small and portable throughout their lifespan. They are just pot bellied pigs whose growth may have been stunted by inadequate feeding or inbreeding in the attempt to produce a true miniature pig.  If you are considering buying a "teacup" pig as a pet in an urban area, you may want to check the facts about pig care first. [Read More]

Surgery Alternatives To Help With Your Aging Dog's Bone And Joint Disease

Face it. Your dog just isn't as nimble as he or she was as a lively 5-year-old. The signs of bone and joint disease can creep up slowly, or you may wake up one day and your furry friend suddenly no longer wants to jump up on his or her favorite spot on the sofa. It can be heartbreaking, but it's a natural part of aging. However, just because it's natural doesn't mean you can't do something to ease your pup's pain and improve quality of life. [Read More]

How Stem Cell Therapy Is Helping Pets Live (Slightly) Longer, Better Lives

If you have a dog or cat that has lived a long life thus far, but you know that you may have to prepare for the end soon, ask your vet about stem cell therapy. While stem cell use in humans is strictly regulated, it is not so regulated in pets. In fact, it is a very common treatment for many age-related disorders in pets. Here is how stem cell therapy can help your pet live a longer, better life. [Read More]

Is Your Cat Having Trouble Seeing? How You Can Tell And What You Can Do About It

Just like humans, cats can develop any of a number of eye conditions that only grow worse over time. You must remain proactive about your cat's eye health. Watch for signs of eye problems, and take your cat in to an animal hospital for routine exams. Types of Eye Problems That Can Plague Your Cat There are numerous eye diseases and conditions that cats can develop. Keep in mind that a cat's eyes have the same basic working parts as a human eye plus a few extras. [Read More]