Causes of Increased Thirst and Urination in Animals

Increased thirst which is call polydypsia (PD) and increased urination which is called polyuria (PU) can be caused by many, many things. Sometimes PU/PD is the sign of something serious.  Here is a list of the most common causes of increased thirst and urination I see in my practice.  I have ranked them from most common to least common.  If […]

Garlic for Animals

Garlic or Allium sativum is one of the most popular nutraceuticals in use today. The American Veterinary Medical Association defines nutraceuticals as “. . . micronutrients, macronutrients and other nutritional supplements used as therapeutic agents.”  Besides flavoring food, garlic is reported to have the following effects: -cancer prevention-prevents blood clots-lowers lipids-inhibits bacterial growth-increases circulation-improves the function of the immune system-antioxidant-supports […]