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Seizure-based aggression in cats

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by Dr. Nicholas Dodman Rarely, a cat will develop a focal seizure in a part of its brain that oversees the function of aggression. The clinical picture is that of a cat which, for no apparent reason, suddenly starts to launch savage attacks toward its owner(s). Following an attack, cats remain in a heightened state […]

Feline Non-Recognition Aggression

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by Dr. Nicholas Dodman I have already addressed inter-cat territorial aggression and feline redirected aggression in earlier blogs. Another type of aggression that cats can express is referred to as non-recognition aggression. What happens in non-recognition aggression (so-called) is that a cat returning from a veterinarian’s office is attacked by another resident cat with whom […]

Feline Redirected Aggression

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by Dr. Nicholas Dodman Sometimes cats who have cohabited peacefully for years – perhaps ones cats who were formerly mutually bonded – suddenly break into fights, with chasing, biting, fur flying and horrendous blood-curdling yowls and screaming. Sudden onset aggression of this type is almost always a result of redirected aggression. The scenario usually goes […]

Whole Food Supplements

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What are pet supplements? Pet supplements are food or food nutrients which are taken orally in order to provide a health benefit, either for prevention or treatment of disease. My pet’s food is supplemented with vitamins and minerals. Is there benefit from additional supplementation? During the normal processing of pet foods, many natural vital nutrients […]

Halo Helps With Dental Health

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Dental disease is one of the most common conditions affecting both dogs and cats. Many pet owners question when or if their pet should be fed a special dental diet. While approved dental diets can help with plaque, it is the added chemicals in these foods which are binding to and facilitating the breakdown of […]

Common Feeding Pitfalls Resulting in Fat Cats

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The wrong kind of treats. Treats may be our biggest enemy in the fat cat battle as they pack a surprising calorie punch. The average adult housecat requires only about 180 to 200 calories each day so a one inch cube of cheddar cheese (about 70 calories) can wreak havoc on your cat’s weight. When […]

Put the brakes on “gas” in your pet!

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Halo may be an excellent choice if your pet has digestive health issues. Whether it is gas, soft stool, diarrhea, or even bloating, Halo’s natural cat food and natural dog food might be the answer you have been looking for to help improve your pet’s stool quality and get them on the path to their […]

Keep it clean for safety!

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With the increasingly frequent reports of Salmonella in pet food and other bacteria all over the news, pet owners should take a few precautions to keep all members of their family safe: Wash your pet’s bowls EVERY DAY! Large amounts of bacteria lurk in food and water bowls. The bacteria from your pet’s mouth (and […]

How are Toy & Small Breed dogs different?

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Size matters when it comes to selecting the right food for your dog! Nutrition is not “one size fits all”—while a 4 pound Chihuahua and a 140 pound Great Dane have many loveable canine similarities—they do have important differences when it comes to nutrition. Different nutritional needs Energy requirements. Small breed dogs have much higher […]