Pain management in companion animals has changed greatly over the last 10 years.\r\n
The Weighty Problem:
Obesity is a growing problem with serious health consequences among our adult pet population. Estimates are that over 40% of the adult dog and cat population is overweight or obese.
Westgate Pet Clinic client, patient, and veterinarian have a connection to the Twin Cities Arthritis Foundation Walk taking place on September 29th. "Mr. Budd" James, owned by Donald James who volunteers for the Arthritis Foundation, is a 13 year old Golden Retriever that Dr. Norton-Bower regularly sees at Westgate Pet Clinic.
Mr. Budd began to show symptoms of arthritis two years ago when his owner noticed that he was having trouble jumping up on the bed. Donald mentioned this at an annual check-up visit and Mr. Budd was prescribed Rimadyl, one type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved for use in dogs.
Atopic Dermatitis is the second most common type of allergy in dog, after allergy to fleas, which is more common in areas with warmer climate. There appears to be a strong genetic predisposition in dogs, with certain breeds and types of dog being more frequently affected,
A handbook describing practical veterinary remedies has been in my possession for many years and I have found enjoyment within its pages. Maybe you will too.