Overview of Proteinuria (Excessive Protein in Urine) in Dogs Proteinuria, in dogs, is the presence of excessive protein in the urine, released from the glomerulus, the filtering unit of the kidney. Normal urine contains only small amounts of protein. The anatomical structure of the filtering unit of the kidneys restricts the passage of proteins over a certain size.
Overview of Canine Immune-mediated Polyarthritis Immune-mediated joint disease is a condition in which the immune system is stimulated to cause an inappropriate inflammatory response in one or usually multiple joints. The condition is sometimes termed idiopathic immune-mediated polyarthritis, reflecting an unknown cause of the condition that involves multiple joints.
Overview of Idoxuridine for Cats Idoxuridine, also known by the names Stoxil®, Herplex®, Dendrid®, is often used for cats in the treatment of conjunctival and corneal disease associated with feline herpes virus. A virus is a packet of genetic material, often DNA, surrounded by a viral envelope or membrane.
To some folks, a cat without an elegant and expressive tail to lash with anger, frizz with fear and hold high with self-assurance is missing an indispensable part of its character. Manx lovers are not of this mind, however, and the enthusiastic fanciers of this breed assert that the Manx has as much feline character as any tailed cat, and maybe more.
Dealing with Begging Dogs You sit down to a juicy T-bone steak cooked to perfection. Your dog is already there, however, begging and pawing for a piece, then another, and another. Doesn't he have any dignity? That all depends on how he was raised. Let's look at why dogs beg and what you can do. Why Do Dogs Beg?
Weaning is an important part of kitten care. Whether the kittens are being cared for by their feline mother or are being orphan raised, the method and timing of weaning can have lifelong effects on the babies. Learning how to wean can help the kitten develop emotionally and socially. Timing is Everything About 4 weeks after birth, the mother cat normally begins to evade the kittens and discourages nursing.