Author Archives: Katie Dahlhausen PhD

Why Isn’t My Puppy Eating?


If your puppy isn’t eating, first check for a medical reason, then observe behaviors around mealtime. Puppies eat a lot. So when your puppy isn’t eating, it’s concerning. Medical or behavioral: These are the two main reasons why are puppy won’t eat, says Dr. Mondrian Contreras, of Carol Stream Animal Hospital in Illinois. Medical reasons […]

Does your cat or dog have Inflammatory Bowel Disease?


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Is metronidazole the best choice for your dog?


Has your dog has been prescribed metronidazole? Here’s why it might not be the best course of treatment. Veterinarians often prescribe the antibiotic metronidazole (Flagyl) to treat the many causes of acute diarrhea, but a growing body of research suggests that it is much less effective for some gastrointestinal conditions than previously thought and comes […]

Hairballs and cat gut health: what you need to know


A look at the connection between hairballs and gut health in cats, and what you can do to prevent these regurgitated clumps of fur! Cat’s tongues are covered in hundreds of tiny scoop-shaped spines, called papillae, that function like a built-in comb when they groom themselves. It’s normal for cats to ingest their fur while […]