Very recently, Veterinary HPM Spay & Neuter Diets were introduced for both Dogs and Cats as a very effective way to help combat the obesity epidemic that exists in our pet population. There are many reasons that pets gain weight. You already know several of them because it’s not any different from people: eating too … Read moreUNWANTED WEIGHT GAIN from SPAYING & NEUTERING Our PETS: IT’S A LARGE PROBLEM!
In recent years, the use of Probiotics has surged in popularity in people trying to “fix” their intestinal issues or improve their health. And along with the interest and use in Probiotics has been an equal surge in the companies that are making Probiotics. So what IS a Probiotic and why are we talking about … Read morePROBIOTICS FOR PETS: WHY USE THEM AND WHICH ONES ARE BEST
CATS & HEARTWORM DISEASE If you have a dog, you’ve no doubt heard our Carolina Value Pet Care team members and me strongly encourage you to get your dog on heartworm prevention. And we’ll always continue to do so. It’s that important for your dog’s health, well-being and protection against this potentially life-threatening disease. If … Read moreHeartworm and Felines
The Hill’s line of pet foods has recently released a new diet called DERM COMPLETE that may be a game-changer for dogs with both seasonal / environmental allergies as well as food allergies. Seasonal and Environmental allergies result from house dust, molds, mildews, and pollens from weeds, grasses and trees. We may see dogs that … Read moreHILL’S PRESCRIPTIONS DIET DERM COMPLETE: An Innovative New Diet for Dogs with Allergies
It’s that time of year again ! No, no, no, not football season (well, OK, there is that !) … not time to begin Christmas shopping … not time to pull sweaters out of the closet and start raking leaves (not yet, but I can’t wait !). It’s Flea Season ! Yep, it’s here. It … Read moreIT’S FLEA SEASON: Don’t Forget Your Kitties !
Feel free to skip this section if you want to find a valuable nugget that will help your pet’s Allergic Dermatitis. Instead, one of my valued team members asked me why I chose to provide dermatology exams and consults, but no other medical services. When we first began Carolina Value Pet Care in 2012, it … Read moreALLERGIC DERMATITIS: Part 6 – What I Love About Dermatology?
While I have briefly described in Part 3 of this series ways to manage Allergic Dermatitis, let’s take a closer look at products we have available through Carolina Value Pet Care that can be very helpful to manage the problem of an itchy, scratchy, chewy dog. The newest additions to our choices are Dermoscent Essential … Read moreALLERGIC DERMATITIS: Part 5 – WHAT NON-PRESCRIPTION PRODUCTS DO WE CARRY at CAROLINA VALUE PET CARE for ALLERGIC DERMATITIS?
As mentioned in Part 3 of this series on Allergic Dermatitis, Apoquel and Cytopoint have emerged in the past 5 to 7 years as vital means of managing Allergic Dermatitis in dogs. And this is a good time to mention that Cytopoint should not be used in cats. The ‘biology’ of the way that allergies … Read moreALLERGIC DERMATITIS: Part 4 – APOQUEL and CYTOPOINT
I truly wish we could wave a magic wand over a pet with allergies and make the itching and biting and licking quickly go away. But the reality leaves us frustrated at times, even while we celebrate the success of MOST pets in managing the problem. And let me emphasize that again: “managing” the problem. … Read moreALLERGIC DERMATITIS: Part 3 – How to TREAT Allergic Dermatitis?
Virtually every pet we see with skin allergies (and ear infections) results from environmental or inhalant allergies, seasonal allergies, food allergies, flea allergies as well as bacterial and yeast infections of the skin. Environmental allergies involve house dust, dust mites, molds and mildews. Just as with people who suffer from allergies to house dust and … Read moreALLERGIC DERMATITIS: Part 2 – What CAUSES Allergic Dermatitis?