Some of you may think that I am running out of topics to blog about since I have resorted to talk about pee. On the contrary, the vets at my clinic went to a whole lecture on the stuff earlier this week. Who would have thought you could talk about such a thing for hours? While eating supper. Anyways, the topic was "urological emergencies." So basically emergencies of the urinary tract. Something I don't really think about on a daily basis, I take for granted that I go out and do my buisness in the morning without pain or discomfort, little did I realized how lucky I am. The speaker was an emergency specialist from the Ontario Veterinary College and she talked (among other things) about blocked cats. Blocked? That sounds horrible. This can happen to dogs too but more often to cats, when they just can't pee, usually because small stone or some crystals are stuck in their urethra (the tube that connects the bladder to the outside world). I know what it feels like when I am just waiting for my mom at the end of the day to hurry up and take me outside and I am dancing around and crossing my little back legs to hold it in. Imagine how it would feel to not be able to go? Well apparently there are some simple things we can do to help prevent cats and dogs from suffering from this awful situation! There are some foods that can help stones and crystals from forming in the first place! There is a new one for cats that is a weight loss food and a urinary food all in one! Trouble is overweight cats are more likely to develop urinary problems so Hill's Pet Nutrition decided to combine their Metabolic weight loss diet and their Multicare urinary diet into one - how smart is that?
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No pictures of me today, I'm afraid. I took the day off so I am home catching up on my blog and trying to decide what I am going to be for Halloween! Stay tuned!