Asthma in Cats

Asthma is a recurring respiratory compromise featuring the constriction of the lung’s airways. First, excess mucus forms, the airway walls swell with inflammation and can actually ulcerate, and finally the airway muscles go into spasm leading to constriction. Airway constriction leads to inability to draw a deep breath, intolerance to exercise, coughing, and musical sighing […]

MORE INFO FROM THE FDA ON GRAIN FREE DIETS AND THE LINK TO DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY IN ATYPICAL DOG BREEDS

FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy Updated June 27, 2019 In July 2018, the FDA announced that it had begun investigating reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods, many labeled as “grain-free,” which contained a high proportion of peas, lentils, other legume seeds (pulses), and/or potatoes in […]

Sucralfate – A major player in helping cats, dogs and people with gastric ulcers

Background Stomach ulceration in humans is a prominent medical condition and there has long been pressure to develop effective and convenient ways to address this problem. Until relatively recently, we relied on simply neutralizing stomach acid by pouring alkaline solutions (i.e., Alka Seltzer, Tums, Rolaids etc.) into the stomach. In fact, ulceration is a complicated […]

Urban Animal Goes to World Pride 2019 and Celebrates the Right of Every Individual to Express Their Uniqueness.

This weekend was a busy, memorable and fun time for some of the Urban Animal folks. Some of us went to World Pride in NYC, an international celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and the rights of LBGT people. Urban Animal Veterinary Hospital values the dignity of every individual that walks through our door […]