- Science Diet is the brand name of cat and dog foods marketed by Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. (a subsidiary of the Colgate-Palmolive Company). In the United Kingdom it is known as the Science Plan rather than Diet.
- A product recall is a request to return to the maker a batch or an entire production run of a product, usually due to the discovery of safety issues.
- frump: a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman; "she got a reputation as a frump"; "she's a real dog"
- chase: go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"
- A domesticated carnivorous mammal that typically has a long snout, an acute sense of smell, and a barking, howling, or whining voice. It is widely kept as a pet or for work or field sports
- The male of an animal of the dog family, or of some other mammals such as the otter
- a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
- A wild animal of the dog family
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Natural Balance Dry Dog Food, Grain Free Limited Ingredient Diet Duck and Potato Formula, 28 Pound Bag
Natural Balance Grain Free Potato & Duck Formula Dry Dog Food is made specifically for dogs prone to allergies. Some dogs may be highly sensitive to commonly used proteins, carbohydrates and food additives in their diet. Natural Balance "Potato and Duck" formula combines a single source of animal protein that most dogs have not been exposed to, and a single source of carbohydrate not commonly found in dog foods, along with effective natural ingredients to help rebuild the dog's immune system. This food does not contain corn, soy, wheat, eggs, white rice, dairy, or sunflower oil.
A Busy Little Guy.
The Sydster back in 1994, gosh was he a busy one and so cute.
I took peanut in to see his Doc. just to make sure that his heart condition hadn't changed drastically. You'll recall he had that spell two weeks ago.
Dr. Suzey and I are in agreement that unless we were to start running major tests on him to accurately diagnose his problems, and treat them, than the best we could do for him is what we are doing already.
He has IVDD, his left back leg is so weak he is almost not able to make it up the stairs, he hasn't gone down stairs for some time now.
He is a bit senile, pretty rigid in his routine. He is losing his ability to regulate his um bizness, his teeth are wretched, and his poor digestive system simply has not been right since his surgery. His senses are dulled, no hearing at all. Lets see have I left anything out?
As for Dr. Suzey's diagnosis on what happened to cause his fainting spell, she was saying that his heart most likely was trying to work harder than it has the strength to do, this caused it to slow way down in response. His passing out was from his heart being overworked :-(
The good news is that nothing has changed in his heartbeats, he is still strong and steady all around. He has been at a stage 3 heart murmer for about 2 years now.
He is still eating pretty well, fairly happy, (He lets us know when he isn't!) he has a bit of sparkle in his eyes, isn't coughing, drinking excessively, or displaying any other signs of distress.
So we will just hang in there with him.
I did start him on the Science Diet B/D food that Karen recommended as well as keeping him on the Selegiline for a longer run---it's hasn't even been a month yet.
He will do a round of Clavamox for his yukky mouth. I'm not willing to put him under to pull any more teeth. There is a chance that a UTI has something to do with his inability to hold; the antibiotic would clear that as well.
Just in case anyone is thinking "Why keep him alive with all that?". Sydney hasn't given us the signal yet that it is his time. He has been a great companion these 14 years. A few inconveniences are not the signal to us that he has served his life to our time line.
In some respects I think we are lucky that we are going through this process for the first time with a little dog that is fairly easy to manage and care for. (If you had a Terrier you would be laughing at that manage part.)
food and supplements
At the Calabasas Veterinary Center, in Calabasas, CA, we carry a full line of prescription and maintenance food and supplements for pets, including Hills Science Diet, Royal Canin dog and cat food, and iVet food, Greenies pill pockets, shampoos, dog and cat treats and more.
science diet dog food recall
Hill's Science Diet Adult Indoor cat food provides precisely balanced nutrition for cats with an indoor lifestyle. It has fewer calories than the Hill's Science Diet Adult Optimal Care Original formula to help maintain a healthy weight and a unique fiber technology to help avoid hairballs in just 30 days. It also has clinically proven antioxidants to support a healthy immune system for your cat.
Adult Cat Dry Food
Hairballs and Cats
If you have an adult cat at home, you’ve either already encountered hairballs or you soon will.
Where do hairballs come from? As cats lick, they naturally swallow some of their hair. When enough of this ingested hair collects in a cat's digestive tract, it forms a hairball. Most hairballs are harmlessly coughed up or passed through your cat.
Do some cats have more hairballs than others? Yes, Cats with long hair and those that shed heavily or groom excessively are especially prone to developing hairballs.
How do I minimize the occurrence of hairballs? By brushing your cat regularly and thoroughly to remove loose hair and mats you can minimize the occurrence of hairballs. Long-haired cats should be brushed every day while short-haired cats should be brushed weekly.
How do I know if my cat has a hairball problem? Look out for these signs:
Vomiting, retching or excessive gagging
Constipation or extraordinary amount of cat hair in stools
Loss of appetite or less energy
Can cat food help?
Your cat’s food can make a real difference when it comes to hairball problems. Hill’s® Science Diet® Feline Hairball Control has precise nutrition that can help avoid hairballs in just 30 days. It’s also available for all life stages and lifestyles, including indoor cats.
Your Cat's Oral Health: The Proper Nutrition
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. Poor oral health often begins with a buildup of sticky plaque that, if not removed, hardens to form tartar. This can impact the health of your cat's teeth and gums.
Signs of a Problem:
Yellow or brown buildup on teeth
What can you do?
Did you know that brushing your cat's teeth is just as important as brushing your own? If you aren't able to brush your cat's teeth every day, consider feeding Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Oral Care cat food, precisely balanced nutrition for adult cats that also provides protection from plaque and tartar buildup. It also has clinically proven, interlocking fiber technology that help scrub teeth and reduce plaque build-up.
Always consult your veterinarian if you have questions about your cat’s health.
Keeping Your Indoor Cat Healthy
Indoor cat’s lifestyles differ greatly from outdoor cats. Typically, indoor cats have a lower exercise level than one that lives outside. Encouraging indoor exercise can help your cat stay fit. Below, find some suggestions for your cat
Cat Workouts and Exercise Tips:
Use toys to encourage play and exercise.
Shine a flashlight and let your cat play.
Provide a box or paper bag and watch your cat go.
Put a few kibbles of your cat's favorite Hill’s® Science Diet® cat food in different places each day.
If you have an indoor cat, you may want to consider a food specially formulated for indoor cats. Hill's® Science Diet® Indoor Cat food is available in a variety of formulas for all life stages and needs, including hairball control.
Are you feeding canned food to your adult cat? Hill’s® Science Diet® has a large selection of canned food to meet the unique needs of your special cat. Read More...