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Urine pH in pets

September 22, 2017 // Canine, Feline, Poultry
It is the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the pet's urine that is being measured in a urinalysis, not the pH of the food the patient has eaten, or the pH of the patient's blood. Most normal dogs and cats have a urine pH of 5.5 to 7.0; however, some normal pets may have higher or lower values.
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A dog's stomach acid

August 18, 2017 // Canine
tummy pH
Did you know?...
that a dog's stomach acid can be as low as car battery acid (less than 1 pH) and then be all the way up to 8.5pH by the time it gets to the large colon?
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Heat and you pets

June 3, 2017 // Canine
hot dog
Dehydration, heat stroke and sun burn are the top 3 complications we have with our pets in the heat of the summer.  None of these are to be taken lightly, for pets or people. There are a few simple precautions that can be followed to help prevent you or your pet from overheating and the warning signs that you should know. 
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April 3, 2017 // Canine
Your dog's or cat's gallbladder is a balloon-shaped organ that sits between the lobes of the liver.
Bile made in the liver is stored and concentrated in the gallbladder. It is then released and travels down the common bile duct through the pancreas into the small intestine.
Lets talk about it's function.
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March 5, 2017 // Canine, Chronic Illness Management
Vaccinosis is actually a disease caused by the over vaccination of your dog. In most cases it is a chronic ongoing, and long term illness with varying symptoms. These symptoms range from physical issues, including hair loss, lethargy, fevers, colitis, runny eyes and sneezing, and more. These reactions are caused by not only the delivery of the vaccine but also the unnatural ingredients in the vaccine itself.
The delivery, which is by injection, bypasses the whole immune system and renders it useless in fighting off illness. In the medical professions attempt to stop disease, they are actually contributing to a new form of disease. Symptoms can range from mild to fatal.
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