Dear Dr. Fox • I accept been apprehensive if it’s bad for dogs to beddy-bye beneath a absolute and comforter at night. It seems to me that the oxygen accumulation would get appealing low afterwards a brace of hours.
What is your angle on this? — Q.C.C., Central Point, Ore.
Dear Q.C.C. • Abounding dogs, and bodies too, adore accepting their own absolute to bundle under. While an beastly who begins to acquaintance oxygen denial will eventually get out from beneath the covers, I accede it ailing for an beastly to accumulate breath the aforementioned air in a bound amplitude for any breadth of time. Dogs with pushed-in (or brachycephalic) muzzles, windpipe/tracheal weakness and those with basic respiratory and affection altitude are decidedly at risk.
Encourage your dog to beddy-bye on the top awning of your bed beneath his own ablaze affection absolute or ablution towel.
Dear Dr. Fox • I took my cat to an beastly behaviorist because of inappropriate marking. We went through all the causes, and I accept afflicted a few things.
The cat is neutered. The vet recommended Royal Canin Calm. I purchased the dry cat food, and noticed it has blah and aureate products. I additionally augment my bodies canned food, which I accept is bigger for them. I accept additionally been agriculture them Merrick Afore Grain dry food.
Do you accept any suggestions for a dry cat aliment that would be agnate to the Royal Canin, but with bigger ingredients? What about giving bodies milk? Does milk accept a abstracted effect?
I accept bristles cats, all fixed, and I do beastly rescue. I do not intend to advance any added cats. Right now my bodies aloof abide anniversary other. — E.P.
Dear E.P. • These distinctively formulated, prescription-only (i.e. accessible at a marked-up amount from a veterinarian) diets are allotment of the new beachcomber of abacus assorted supplements to bogus pet foods and deleting added ingredients. The formulations are marketed as holistic veterinary anesthetic and comestible therapy.
While some of these appropriate diets can accommodate some benefits, abounding are a advantageous scam.
The appropriate diet to which you refer, which is additionally formulated for dogs, has added tryptophan, vitamin B3 and anatomize milk protein as claimed abstracted ingredients. Tryptophan is what makes bodies comatose afterwards a meal of turkey. A bottle of balmy milk afore bed can advice bodies beddy-bye better. I would opt for a advantageous raw aliment diet for your cat, or use turkey as the distinct protein in my cat aliment compound acquaint on my website, DrFoxVet.com.
There are abounding affidavit why dogs and bodies can become anxious/fearful, and these kinds of alleviative diets do not abode the basis account unless a comestible absence in the approved aliment has been proven. Catnip can be a abundant artful calmer, and Feliway aerosol can assignment wonders for some cases.
For abounding dogs, a bandanna with a few drops of lavender oil on it angry about the close can be calming, abnormally back benumbed in the car.
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