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My dogs eating my cats food! Help!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

I have issues with my dogs eating my cats’ food. Are there any pet foods suitable for cats and dogs?

The cats eat the dog food too, but I was told it’s OK for cats to eat dog food, however not vice-versa, because of the high protein content.




After dog outside her face is swollen

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

I have a small 18 month old female collie. Around 20 – 30 mins after taking her out on an overgrown track (grass, nettles etc) her face began to ripple and swelled to more than twice its size within seconds, in front of my eyes.  Her eyes were ‘Chinese’ looking and she basically looked like a Staff Bull Terrier. She did not seem distressed, was eating and drinking as normal and swallowing and barking OK.  The swelling has gone down quite a bit this morning and she is still eating OK.  She has been up this track many times, but not for a couple of weeks due to the overgrowth.

Could this be a bite or sting?



Collie with dry, itchy skin

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

I have a 12 year old Collie with very dry skin itchy.  She’s always scratching and biting her lower back.  Besides wearing away her fur and driving me crazy, I’m getting concerned.

My friend suggests adding fish oil to her diet to help.

Does this sound like a good solution?  I’ve tried so many other solutions and nothing is working.



Dog allergy treament not helping

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

My dog has been tested for allergies and the treatment for them is not working.

What else can I do?

Thank you


Recommendations for overweight male cat prone to UT infections

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

I’m desperately trying to find out which prescription or non-prescription dry food is the best for a 7.5 year old male cat that is overweight. The C/D I’ve never liked and it hasn’t helped. I tried the W/D to help get some weight off and it didn’t work either.

I read and read all over the internet but can’t get a real feel for which one would be best. I’ve been told that Royal Canin SO for cats is good because it helps prevent both types of crystals. But it too has a bunch of fillers that should be avoided and it’s really expensive.

I used to feed all of them EVO but he got another UT infection after being on it for about a year or so.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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