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Cannabis has been utilized for its holistic properties for thousands of years. With lots of different brands offering different options, it can be daunting as a cat parent to find a high-quality brand that you can trust. It can also be difficult to understand what is safe for pets, with brands offering full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate, not to mention, confusing information about dosing and lack of variation in strengths. Finding the correct strength for your cat, based on weight, is imperative to providing ideal optimal dosage. Using a lower strength than recommended could result in the products only offering low level placebo effects.Continue Reading
Welcome to our regular “Ask the Cat Doc With Dr. Lynn Bahr” segment! Once a month, Dr. Bahr answers as many of your questions as she can, and you can leave new questions for her in a comment.Continue Reading
Having your cat go under anesthesia is probably one of the most stressful events cat parents have to deal with. I’ve been lucky with Allegra. She only had to have two major dental procedures over the course of 13 years which may be in large part due to daily supplementation with 1TDC, which visibly reduced her gingivitis. You can read about Allegra’s experience with her dental procedures here and here.) Still, each time she had to go to the dentist, was a nervous wreck,Continue Reading
When I announced Ruby’s passing in December, I promised you that I would eventually write about my experience during the last four months of her life, from diagnosis to caring for her through her illness, to having to let her go.
I decided to title this four-part series “Ruby’s Last Journey.” My own journey through grief, which is, of course, a large part of all of this, is ongoing. I suspect I will inhabit planet grief for quite some time as I try to move forward without my little girl. Life goes on, but the pain of missing her hasn’t really softened all that much over the last two months.
Writing this series was hard. In the past, writing about losses helped me heal. That doesn’t seem to be the case this time. I know in time, I’ll come to terms with this loss, like I have with all my other losses. The reality is that we never get “over” a loss, nor should we want to. Loss changes us. The best we can hope for is that in the end, it changes us for the better. Continue Reading
When a friend’s cat was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, it brought me back to the year 2005, when Amber was diagnosed and treated for this disease. I chose the Radiocat (I131) treatment for her. This was my experience with the treatment.Continue Reading