A High Pressure Situation: Recognizing Glaucoma in Pets 

Animals often aren’t very obvious when something is wrong with them. In fact, many times they go to great lengths to hide any sign of weakness as their survival instincts kick in.

As a pet owner, it’s important to be vigilant about picking up on subtle signs of trouble. The pet professionals at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates are also essential to help spot signs of trouble in your furry family members.

Eye problems are one category of trouble that can be difficult to spot and have the potential to be particularly devastating. Understanding the causes and symptoms of problems like glaucoma in pets can be key in recognizing and treating the disease before serious consequences arise. 

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Feline Mysteries: Why Do Cats Meow? What Are They Saying? 

Contrary to popular belief, cats are excellent communicators! While we can certainly intuit what they are trying to say with head bumps, slow eye blinks, and a flicking tail, perhaps the most useful tool is a cat’s voice. They meow at us, or in our general direction, but what exactly are they saying?

Again, we can guess at the meaning of certain sounds, but could there be a better explanation behind why cats meow?

Their Very Nature

Cats typically reserve their meowing for the people they know, however, some domesticated cats will certainly use their voice box (in addition to chirping, hissing and yowling, etc.) to get a point across to another feline in the house. Feral cat experts say it’s quite rare to hear a stray cat meow to another stray or feral cat

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Kidney Disease in Cats 

Chronic kidney disease in cats occurs when renal function progressively diminishes over time. This situation happens when the kidneys cannot function adequately and will progressively lead to kidney failure at a later stage. 

This condition may spell panic when a loving cat owner gets the diagnosis. However, with the proper supports, many cats continue to live a great, long life.

Let’s take a closer look at feline kidney disease, its causes, and treatment.

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