Many veterinarians recommend a "bland" diet for dogs that have been vomiting or had vomiting and diarrhea. The general approach is as follows when resuming food. First, start with water. After the small increments of water are offered, gradually offer a bland diet. Small frequent feedings of a bland digestible diet such as: Hill's prescription diet i/d, Iams Recovery Diet, Provision EN or Waltham Low Fat, are usually recommended.
Just like with people, a cat's calorie needs depend on several factors. Calories, the technical term for energy from food, are required for essential processes such as digestion, respiration, nervous and circulatory system control, and other normal bodily functions. In addition to the body's basic needs for everyday life, a cat's daily intake is determined by their age, sex, activity level, and body condition.
These days, thanks to good nutrition and health care, cats live an average of 14 years, and some a lot longer. When you adopt or purchase a cat, you will be bringing home a friend and companion that will be with you a long time. Adopting a cat is a decision that you should not take lightly or one that you should make on the spur of the moment.
Our question this week was: My dog is vomiting. The only thing I know he ate is ORBIT chewing gum. Is that toxic? Andrew B. Answer Hi – thanks for your email. You wrote saying that your dog is vomiting, acting sick, and you know he got into chewing gum. Some chewing gum contains a product called Xylitol that is toxic.
Your cat is at risk for injury from hundreds of commonly-used home medicines and chemicals. Many home owners are unaware of these potential home hazards, and thousands of cats are injured or die each year due to exposure to these substances. In this article, we consider five common household items that may pose a risk to your cat.
The saying says to “let sleeping dogs lie.” However, what if your dog doesn't look like it's sleeping at all? If your dog runs while sleeping it may look as though it's more activity sleep than it does during your daily walks. The American Kennel Club reports that dogs sleep for about 12 to 14 hours a day, during some of the dog sleep cycle, it may twitch, jerk or even bark.