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Archive for March, 2017

Constipation in Cats

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Constipation is defined as the difficulty or infrequency of passing bowel movements. To simplify and put in laymen’s term- trouble pooping. It is a common problem in cats. Normally, a healthy cat has one bowel movement a day. (more…)

Xylitol

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener that is found naturally in some berries, plums, corn, oats, mushrooms, lettuce, trees, and some other fruits. It is extracted and concentrated to be used as a sugar substitute. Its commercial use has increased in recent years due to its low glycemic index and dental plaque fighting properties. Xylitol has been found to be toxic in dogs. Therefore, the increase in use has led to the increase in toxicity cases seen in veterinary medicine. The amount of xylitol in products can vary widely which means it can vary in severity of toxicity. (more…)