Tag Archives: Health

Animal News: Let There Be Light (Therapy)!

Like us, our animals require sunlight in order to maintain a healthy existence. According to a survey conducted by the United Kingdom’s leading veterinary charity, People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PSDA), dogs and cats can suffer from seasonal affective disorder … Continue reading

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Oscar the Cat

A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat David M. Dosa, M.D., M.P.H. From The New England Journal of Medicine ———————————————————– Oscar the Cat awakens from his nap, opening a single eye to survey his kingdom. From atop the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Victim of Feline High-Rise Syndrome

I once lived on the third floor of a brownstone, and one down I looked across the street only to see a young black-and-white cat on a window ledge obscured from time to time by a fluttering curtain. I got … Continue reading

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Zora: Adventures: Subcutaneous Hydration for Chronic Renal Failure (CRF)

She had been losing weight for about a month, and I thought it might be a thyroid condition, so off we went to her veterinarian, Dr. Linda Jacobson. Unfortunately, it wasn’t her thyroid but her kidneys. Her prescription? Subcutaneous hydration, … Continue reading

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