A raw meat diet for dogs and cats is debated a lot within the veterinary sector and by breeders and pet owners. This post aims to outline both the advantages and disadvantages of a raw meat diet to help pet owners make an informed decision on whether or not to feed your pet raw meat. … Continue reading I wouldn’t eat raw meat…so should I feed it to my pet?
What is Alabama Rot? Alabama Rot is the common name for a disease called “cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy”. It has been recognised in greyhounds in the USA since at least 1985. The name Alabama Rot arose due to the high number of cases seen at Greenetrack Racing Park in Alabama. Alabama Rot arises … Continue reading Alabama Rot – Alabama What?
Following on from my post on risk factors for obesity in dogs (https://biologybehindthepet.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/obesity-in-dogs-risk-factors/), this post describes the conditions that can arise in dogs as a result of obesity. Associated conditions Figure 1 Summary of conditions associated with obesity in dogs. Taken from: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/529524868662145291 https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/529524868662145291/ Bone disease Obesity is strongly associated with diseases of the bone and … Continue reading Obesity in dogs: associated conditions
Following on from my post on obesity in pets (https://biologybehindthepet.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/obesity-quite-literally-a-growing-problem-in-our-pets/), this post is specific to obesity in dogs. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of dogs are obese even though it can be prevented. This post describes the risk factors for obesity and my next post will discuss the conditions that can … Continue reading Obesity in dogs: risk factors
What is obesity? Obesity is a disease caused by build up of excess body fat, subsequently affecting the health of an animal. Obesity is classed as one of the most important diseases of companion animals and can make our pets more susceptible to other disorders and reduces their life expectancy. Some studies show that … Continue reading Obesity: quite literally a growing problem in our pets
Welcome to Biology Behind The Pet! Explaining the science behind the most common problems of companion animals.