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Keeping an Eye Out for Illness
The next time you want to scold your pet for displaying erratic behavior such as not paying attention, not remembering commands, or seeming confused by a familiar environment - don't be so quick to reprimand it. Your pet may be suffering from a condition similar to human dementia. While the disorder isn't scientifically proven, more and more vets and pet owners are recognizing signs of senility in their furry companions.
Read more on Pet "Demetia"
In addition to ailments associated with aging, our pets also become more susceptible to illness during the time surrounding the shift in season. While they're not vulnerable in the same ways as us, time spent traveling, in kennels, the vet, and catteries puts them at risk for catching a cold or flu virus.
Learn how to protect your pet's health
In addition, while symptoms of cold and flu are distressful and a potential cause for concern, we really need to pay particular attention to protecting our dogs from the deadly Parvovirus, a highly contagious, potentially deadly disease, and the most common infectious disorder in dogs in the United States. A recent outbreak in Pennsylvania should serve as a reminder of the role pet-owners play in helping to prevent the disease.
Is your dog protected against Parvo? Find out what you can do
And lastly, don't forget to consider events of the season and how they affect your pet. Between unexpected visitors ringing doorbells and excess candy floating around, Halloween has the potential to cause anxiety and serious harm to your pet.
Have a plan of action ready for a safe and enjoyable Halloween
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Doggie "Dementia"? (& Kitty too)
What are these unclassified conditions in our pets?
More and more, the number of pet owners reporting behaviors closely resembling senility have been on the rise.
While your vet may not be able to give your furry friend a scientifically proven diagnosis, that doesn't mean your pet isn't exhibiting symptoms of the serious ailment commonly experienced by humans.
Domesticated dogs and cats are also becoming afflicted with more and more health disorders these days...
FIND OUT WHY THESE AILMENTS ARE NOW SO COMMON >
Can Your Pet Get a Cold or the Flu?
A lot of people would like to know whether their dogs and cats can catch common colds like humans do. The answer is YES and NO!
Symptoms like a runny nose, sneezing and coughing can develop as a result of a viral, bacterial or fungal infection in the canine or feline respiratory system. But while human colds are usually associated with a change in season, cat and dog colds are independent of seasonality and are usually caused by a virus.
Learn how to protect your pet FROM VIRUSES >
Pausing the Spread of Canine Parvo - Protecting Your Precious Pup!
A recent outbreak of canine Parvovirus (CPV) -- a highly contagious, potentially deadly, and the most common infectious disorder in dogs in the United States -- caused a great upset with the Pennsylvania SPCA.
The PSPCA handled 25 cases in one week alone, breaking an unfortunate record of the most cases they have encountered in such a short time span. There is still much to be learned about the disease itself as well as the best ways to control it, but prevention is possible.
Is your dog protected against Parvo? Find out >
BOO! Scare Off Seasonal Worries and Halloween Havoc in Your Pets
Between unexpected visitors ringing doorbells and excess candy floating around, Halloween has the potential to cause anxiety and serious harm to your pet.
To a pet accustomed to a serene, quiet environment, even the shrieks of excited children can send them into a tizzy.
learn how to calm your pet during trick or treating >
Take a Stand Against Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Native Remedies and PetAlive are donating a portion of the proceeds from every product purchased to support breast cancer awareness
Throughout the entire month of October, Native Remedies & PetAlive will be donating a portion of the proceeds of every order to support breast cancer awareness. So while you support your health and the health of your family and pets, you can also help fight the battle against breast cancer!
As the most common cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States-- with over 2 million women living in the United States who have been treated-- Native Remedies and PetAlive want to help support the cause and put an end to needless suffering through supporting awareness campaigns.
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When you have a question, you can always Ask Our Experts on our website. We have experts from many fields available to review your questions and provide professional advice, including our Clinical Psychologist, Michele Carelse.
"My cat is 7 1/2 years old he had cat flu when he was a kitten. Just lately he has had bouts of sneezing and discharge from the nose. He does seem ok but not 100%. I wanted to know if there is something that I can use long-term that is easy for me to give him; I find it very difficult to give him tablets. The vet has recommended some echinacea and ginseng but he knows it’s in his food and will not take it. Any suggestions?"
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"My dog has been vomiting and had diarrhea for 2 days -- what can I do?"
Although we cannot safely say what seems to be the problem in your pet, we would thus recommend that you have your vet test to see what may be the reason your dog having this reaction. However, it seems likely to symptoms of a common condition in dogs, and our PetAlive Parvo-K™, which is a 100% natural blend of herbal and homeopathic ingredients, may be of great help.
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