Your cat’s pancreas is a busy little organ. It produces valuable digestive enzymes and critical hormones like insulin. Unfortunately, it can become inflamed, which results in a condition known as cat pancreatitis. This inflammation can be sudden (acute) or ongoing (chronic).
Acute pancreatitis comes on abruptly, but with rapid, often aggressive, treatment, acute pancreatitis can be reversed and results in little-to-no permanent damage to a cat’s pancreas.
Cats with chronic pancreatitis, on the other hand, will experience ongoing inflammation and, most likely, irreversible damage.Continue…
The winter holidays are typically a time when we think of others and those less fortunate than ourselves. Even in our own holiday hustle and bustle, many of us bake for the neighbors, share holiday meals and festivals, and perhaps even volunteer in our community.
Pet owners know that our animals provide us with unconditional love. And the holidays seem like the perfect time to extend that love to others. Volunteering with your pet during the holidays is a wonderful way to make a difference in the lives of others while spending time with your best fur pal. Here, Town and Country Animal Hospital gives you 5 ideas to get your creative juices flowing when you think about volunteering with your pet this holiday season.Continue…
Does your pet hide in the bathroom when summertime thunderstorms hit? Or, do they try to get under the bed when the 4th of July fireworks start in your neighborhood? As many of us know, sometimes our pets suffer from fears and anxiety. In the summer, we have a few situations that we know are going to trigger these fearful behaviors.
Below, we tackle what possible situations could cause summer pet anxiety, what precautions to take, and if there are any steps to help alleviate anxiety for our pets.
As we mentioned above, the loud booming thunder that we sometimes get with summertime storms can be genuinely frightening for our pets. Here are some tips to help pets during storms. Continue…
If you’ve been waiting all year, the season of giving is finally here. Plates of goodies, boughs of greenery, and late night revelry have arrived in full force – and we guarantee your pet has taken notice.
While the holidays are wonderful when shared with those we love, certain holiday foods can place your pet in a dangerous situation. Avoid giving the gift that no one wants (like, say, a pet emergency) with our quick guide to holiday pet safety.
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A good rule of thumb during the holidays is to stick to your pet’s routine as much as possible, keeping mealtimes and portions the same. Exercise is a fantastic antidote to seasonal stress, anxiety, or excitement, and it’s healthy for both of you!