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14 tips to extend lives of companion animals

If you are a guardian to a Cat, Dog, Ferret, Rabbit, Gerbil or a Mouse, please read information below. These tips will save you money and time and add years to your animal's life. Please share this information with others. Kidney failure and cancer are a common cause of death in animals fed commercial products. This is a result of pesticides & herbicides in the food, added chemical preservatives and chemicals, and heavy metals in tap water.   Here are some health tips that we have developed to prolong lives of cats, dogs, rabbits and other animals that we have cared for in our little sanctuary. We hope these tips will become useful in your household.   1. We always use distilled water for drinking and for mixing with...

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Urinary Health of Cats

According to Nationwide, pet insurance agency, the #1 illness for cats is FLUTD1 - Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. Much like diabetes and heart disease are the leading illnesses in humans, urinary health issues are the leading illnesses in cats. This article is pays particular attention to the urinary health of cats with regards to plant-based diets. With the lower tract urinary disease, the urinary bladder and the urethra (see diagram below) are affected the most. Image 1. Feline Urinary System - Male and Female The most frequently cited cause of urinary tract disease is improper hydration3, 4. In Canada, 1/3 of all food that is fed to cats is wet food, while the remaining majority (about 2/3)2 is dry food. Since cats get water from their food, when the food is...

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