Saturday, April 17, 2010
There are dangerous and benign lilies--and the dangerous ones can be deadly. Peace, Peruvian, and Calla lilies contain oxalate crystals that cause minor signs of illness, such as tissue irritation in the mouth, tongue, pharynx, and esophagus, which, in turn, causes minor drooling. The potentially fatal lilies are true lilies, including Tiger, Day, Asiatic, Easter, and Japanese Show lilies. These are all highly toxic to cats. Even small ingestions (such as eating the pollen or just two to three petals or leaves) can result in kidney failure.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Most diabetic dogs are type-1 (not making insulin) diabetics. 80-95% of diabetic cats experience type-2 diabetes (not responding to insulin). Both are very manageable. The main early sign is PU/PD (excessive drinking and urinating). Contact me if you have any ?'s re: your pet..