nutrition and diet for healthy cat weight

How to Keep Your Cat at a Healthy Weight

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM Keeping your cat at a healthy weight is a vital part of keeping him or her fit. Being overweight or obese is detrimental to the health of your cat. Neutering and keeping cats indoors has led to increased life span and better health, however, they have also led to decreased…

why anesthesia-free dental cleaning is bad for cats and dogs

Why Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings are Bad for Your Pet

Written by: Judy Karnia, DVM A few years ago in a Dental Health Month blog, we briefly discussed the troubling use of anesthesia-free dentistry for pets. Since then, this procedure – also known as Nonprofessional Dental Scaling (NPDS) – has become increasingly popular with well-meaning owners who understand the importance of dental care but are…