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Pet Health Problems / Diseases, Symptoms and Prevention Guide


Anxiety, Stress:
TranQuil Tabs for Dogs (60 Tablets)
Just like people pets can experience anxiety too. It is worse for them because they cannot vocalize it. Anxiety can be caused by changes in routine, separation or travel, thunderstorms, fireworks, loud noises, Vet visits or even new pets or babies in the house.
Common Symptoms include:
Excessive barking, biting or damaging furniture, urinating around the house, avoiding eye contact, drooling, paw sweat etc.
Prevention and Cure
Tranquil-Tabs is an anti stress formula for dogs that promotes a sense of calm for stressed, nervous dogs. It eases stress caused due to separation or travel anxiety or any other stressful situations.
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Bladder Supoort in Dogs:
Contone Bladder Support (90 Tabs)
Dogs that go longer without urinating may be susceptible to bladder infections. Other causes may be age, diabetes mellitus, and bladder cancer.
Common Symptoms include:
Swelling of genitals, excessive licking of genitals, cloudy or foul smelling urine, blood in urine
Prevention and Cure
Contone Bladder Support Formula helps support normal bladder function and promote bladder health in dogs. It also helps spayed or senior dogs maintain bladder control.

Bladder Stones:
K-Plus Potassium Citrate Plus Cranberry
Kidney stones are rare in dogs, but bladder stones are common. They may pass spontaneously but sometimes larger stones can obstruct the urinary tract. Stones in bladder can cause pain, or even blood in urine. Some stones also have to be removed surgically.
Common Symptoms include:
Acute discomfort, difficulty urinating, blood in urine, no urination
Prevention and Cure
K-Plus Potassium Citrate Plus Cranberry is a dietary supplement that prevents urinary stone formation. Potassium citrate helps decreases the possibility of calcium oxalate stone formation and cranberry extract enhances urinary tract health.
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Dental Health:
Dental problems in pets, if not taken care of can lead to other serious diseases. Many dogs show signs of gum disease by the time they are four years old, bad breath is the first sign of a problem. Dogs are susceptible to gingivitis, plaque, tartar buildup and tooth loss if their teeth are not brushed frequently.
Common Symptoms include:
Bad breath, excessive drooling, inflamed gums, cysts in mouth or loose teeth.
Prevention and Cure
Ora-Clens Dental Rinse and wipes are anti-microbial, anti-plaque and anti-calculus that aid in tooth and gum disease prevention. Ora-Clens Dental Chews on the other hand are an effective way to prevent tartar and plaque buildup. They have an abrasive texture and are enzyme coated, so while your dog chews, it removes tartar and plaque.
 
Ora-Clens Dental Rinse, Wipes and Chews Ora-Clens Oral Hygiene Chews

Diarrhea or Gastrointestinal upsets:
You pet will definitely have at least one bout of severe diarrhea in their life. Diarrhea usually occurs when the absorption of nutrients from the digested food material is impaired or interrupted. Most bouts of diarrhea occur when pets eat garbage, rotten or spoiled food or are allergic to some food.
Common Symptoms include:
Watery frequent feces, dehydration, loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting and depression.
Prevention and Cure
Proflora is a veterinary strength probiotic that helps maintain your pet's digestive health and balances the good vs. bad bacteria in the gut. However, for more severe cases of diarrhea, Rapid-Care G.I. is recommended. It is a paste that can be delivered immediately for the relief of gastrointestinal upsets and diarrhea.
 
Proflora Probiotic Soft Chews (60 Count) Rapid-Care G.I. for Dogs & Cats (60 cc)
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Ear Infections:
Otiderm Ear Cleanser
Ear infections are mostly caused due to bacteria or yeast. Other causes may be allergies, ear mites, and trapped water in ear or excessive amount of ear wax. Frequent swimming or bathing or not maintaining your pet's ears can cause ear infections.
Common Symptoms include:
Ear scratching, odor in ear, redness and swelling, scabby skin around ear, hearing loss or walking in circles
Prevention and Cure
Otiderm Ear Cleaning solution is formulated to deodorize and gently clean, dry and acidify the ear canal.

Excessive Shedding:
Dogs and cats sometime shed seasonally, but if you notice excessive shedding year round, they might not have a healthy skin and coat. Excessive shedding can also mean poor nutrition in their diets, stress or some other underlying disorder
Common Symptoms include:
Excessive shedding, rapid hair loss, bald spots, dull dry hair, itching
Prevention and Cure
Derm -Tabs Regular, Derm -Tabs Extra Strength and Shed-Pro are all dietary supplements formulated to curb excessive shedding and give your dog or cat a healthy shiny coat year round.
 
Derm Tabs (120 Tabs) Derm Tabs ES Extra Strength for DOGS (60 Tabs) Shed Pro for CATS & DOGS

Extreme Joint Pain:
Extreme Joint stiffness can be caused by variety of reasons. Arthritis being the major one, but if your dog does not receive joint care early on, it can result into severe joint degeneration. Causes are similar to Osteoarthritis or Joint Cartilage Erosion
Common Symptoms include:
Joint Swelling, Lameness, limping, immobility, lethargy
Prevention and Cure
ReMatrix and Hylox are two veterinary strength Joint supplements that are designed for high potency and recommended for extreme joint stiffness, mobility issues and promotes healthy bone structure.
 
ReMATRIX Soft Chews Hylox Nutritional Supplement Soft Chews
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Feline herpes or Feline viral Rhinopneumonitis (FVR):
Felisyl Immune System Support
Feline Herpes is very common in cats especially ones with weak immune system. Cats can contract herpes through other cats, sharing litter boxes, food, water and even mutual grooming. An infected pregnant cat can also pass this virus to the kittens.
Common Symptoms include:
Sneezing attacks, discharge from eyes or nose, pink eye, fever, depression, loss of appetite, lethargy
Prevention and Cure
Felisyl Immune system support with L-Lysine reduces the severity and frequency of herpes virus. It also boosts immunity, encourages respiratory health and even help with your cat's vision.
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Gas & Digestion:
Syner-G® Digestive Enzymes
Gas is a very common problem with pets, as it is with humans. And it is often to do with food intake. Even if you are feeding your pet a nutritious diet, sometimes gas can be caused from biochemical process of digestion, bad bacteria in the stomach or simply eating garbage or table food scraps. If it happens often, you might want to switch their food brands.
Common Symptoms include:
Passing gas frequently, irregular bowel movement, frequent leaking or need to urinate, stomach discomfort.
Prevention and Cure
Syner-G is a food enzyme supplement that aids in digestion and nutrient absorption reducing gas, bloating or digestion related ailments. It can also effectively improve overall health of dogs and cats.
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Hairball in Cats:
LaxaCat Hairball Remedy (60 Soft Chews)
Hairballs in cats are not just unpleasant to clean up but also cause health problems in cats. Hairballs happen when cats lick themselves to groom. They swallow a lot of hair this way and it gets lodged in the stomach. Eventually the cat will vomit to get rid of the hairball.
Common Symptoms include:
Hacking, retching or gagging, constipation, vomiting, loss of appetite, swollen abdomen, weight loss.
Prevention and Cure
Laxacat is a hairball remedy for cats that helps eliminate hairballs and their symptoms including constipation, straining and vomiting. It acts as a natural lubricant to effectively remove and prevent future hairball situations.

Hot Spots:
Vitasone Spray with Hydrocortisone .5% (4 fl. oz.)
Hot Spots are warm, painful and swollen patches of skin that can be foul smelling and ooze pus. There is hair loss in that area and the infection will progress if the dog licks or chews on the site. They are caused due to fleas, mites or other skin parasites.
Common Symptoms include:
Swollen patches of skin, hair loss from some area of skin, damp moist area under fur, excessive chewing or licking.
Prevention and Cure
Vitasone is a tropical spray that is anti-inflammatory with Aloe, oatmeal and hydrocortisone. It is a leave-on spray conditioner most effective for hot spots or other cases where tropical hydrocortisone maybe of use.
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Itchy Scaly skin:
Vita-Soothe Aloe & Oatmeal Shampoo (17 oz)
Itchy skin is caused by a multitude of reasons. Cold temperature, improper nutrition, frequent bathing, flea and ticks or allergies in your pet are all causes of itchy or scaly skin. However with proper grooming care, this ailment can be avoided
Common Symptoms include:
Constant itching, shedding, loss of oil from skin, flaky dry skin,
Prevention and Cure
Vita-Soothe is an Aloe and Oatmeal shampoo that provides relief from itchy, scaling and sensitive skin. It contains essential vitamins and emollients to restore natural moisture in the skin and is hypo-allergenic.
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Joint Cartilage Health:
Joint cartilage health is an inflammatory disease of the joints where the dog's joint cartilage erodes away. Cartilage helps in a smooth, low friction surface between bones and joints, however as pets age, the cartilage erodes or develops fissures.
Common Symptoms include:
Lameness, stiffness while walking, joint swelling and pain, decreased motion.
Prevention and Cure
Joint Max Regular Strength or Joint Max Double strength. Both these products contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin that helps joint healing, combats stiffness and if taken as a preventive measure, prevents Joint Cartilage Erosion
 
Joint MAX Regular Strength Joint MAX Double Strength

Joint Support/Joint disease:
This is probably the most common health problem in pets, due to wear and tear, joints stop functioning at their optimum. Friction between joints, joint dislocation, ligament disruption, etc. are various causes of joint disease.
Common Symptoms include:
Pain, swelling at site, lameness, limping
Prevention and Cure
Joint Max Triple Strength and Joint Treats are designed to cope with advanced joint disease. It targets maximum joint support combined with powerful antioxidants and skin health.
 
Joint MAX Triple Strength Joint Treats®
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Liver Support:
Denestra
The liver facilitates efficient waste removal, and any ailments associated with the liver should be cause for concern. Most liver diseases happen due to problems in diet including chemicals and preservatives, diets that produce a high amount of ammonia or copper. Plenty of water and light small meals are recommended if you see early signs or liver problems with your pet.
Common Symptoms include:
Pain, swelling at site, lameness, limping
Prevention and Cure
Denestra with SAMe is a supplement for dogs and cats that helps support liver. Denestra increases the amount of Glutathione, a naturally occurring antioxidant in cats and dogs that promotes liver cell regeneration.
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Omega Fatty Acids:
Omega Fatty Acids is not a disease, but may pet foods do not include this essential ingredient. Omega Fatty acids promote healthy skin, coat, and joint and have an anti-inflammatory effect that can also reduce allergies.
Common Symptoms include:
Lack of Omega fatty acids in diet can result in dry skin, excessive shedding or damaging of coat, itching, and allergies
Prevention and Cure
Omega Caps Regular, Omega Caps Extra Strength and Omega Caps HP Snip Tips all contain essential fatty acids, vitamins and DHA that not only help skin and coat, but also development of brain in puppies if given to mother during pregnancy.
 
Omega-Caps Softgels Omega-Caps HP Snip Tips Capsules

Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease:
This is most often caused in senior dogs and cats. Older pets lose flexibility and experience pain in their joints caused by the degeneration of cartilage between the bones. Some pets may even feel pain when touched in inflamed area.
Common Symptoms include:
Stiffness of movement, difficulty getting up, lameness and swelling
Prevention and Cure
Joint Max Liquid Formula incorporates Glucosamine and Chondroitin as well as Vitamin C in a liquid format, ideal for senior pets. It also comes in a Hypoallergenic Concentrate for pets with allergies.
 
Joint Max Liquid Joint MAX Liquid HA Concentrate (60 ml)
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Stool Eating or Coprophagy:
Nixit Stool-Eating Preventative (10.5 oz)
Pets that eat their feces usually suffer from poor diet. Vitamin B deficiency is the common problem in coprophagic pets. It is an unhealthy habit and preventative measures should be taken so that your pet does not make it a regular habit.
Common Symptoms include:
Eating own stool, eating other pet's feces, malnutrition, sniffing feces
Prevention and Cure
Nixit is an anti-coprophagy supplement that discourages stool eating behavior. It also has Vitamin B complex to take care of any Vitamin B deficiency in your dog.

Shedding:
Dogs and cats sometime shed seasonally, but if you notice excessive shedding year round, they might not have a healthy skin and coat. Excessive shedding can also mean poor nutrition in their diets, stress or some other underlying disorder
Common Symptoms include:
Shedding, rapid hair loss, bald spots, dull dry hair, itching
Prevention and Cure
Derm -Tabs Regular, Derm -Tabs Extra Strength and Shed-Pro are all dietary supplements formulated to curb excessive shedding and give your dog or cat a healthy shiny coat year round.
 
Derm Tabs (120 Tabs) Derm Tabs ES Extra Strength for DOGS (60 Tabs) Shed Pro for CATS & DOGS

Skin and Coat Care:
A healthy shiny coat reflects good health in your pet. Apart from proper nutrition a radiant coat can be achieved through the right shampoo, conditioner and grooming process. During the winter months, it becomes essential to take proper care of skin and coat as they become dry and dull.
Common Symptoms include:
Dry, itchy skin, seborrhea, skin infections, lusterless coat
Prevention and Cure
PHS shampoos have an entire line of shampoos dedicated to provide exceptional skin and coat care. The Chloraseb line has an antiseptic formula that is antibacterial and antifungal. Sulfoxis a powerful cleansing and degreasing shampoo for the relief of seborrheic disorders in dogs and cats. 
 
PHS Shampoos ChloraSeb Antiseptic Shampoo (8 oz) Sulfox Shampoo (12 oz)
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Tear Stains:
Optimex Anti-Tear Stain
Tear stains are caused by liquid secretions from a dog's eyes, which permeates the fur around the eyelids and leaves a stain. The problem is more visible on dogs with a lighter fur. Although mostly harmless, these moist patches can harbor disease causing bacteria that can lead to eye infections.
Common Symptoms include:
Stains around eyelids, clogged tear ducts, discoloration around eyes, and infection around eyes.
Prevention and Cure
Optimex is designed to eliminate under eye tear stains and also staining around the mouth and feet. It also reduces stain causing bacteria by activating your pet's natural immunity.
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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI):
Cranberry D-Mannose Urinary Tract Support (60 Tabs)
Urinary Bladder is generally sterile, so infections happen when bacteria enter the urethra and travel up the bladder. Urinary tract infection can lead to other serious disease like kidney failure, bladder cancer or bladder stones in dogs and cats. Cats are more prone to Urinary infections.
Common Symptoms include:
Frequent urination, pain while urinating, blood in urine, cats refusing to use litter box
Prevention and Cure
Cranberry D-Mannose helps support and maintains the healthy function of the urinary tract for dogs and cats. Cranberries contain natural nutrients that can combat bacteria in your pet's digestive tract and prevent infections.

Urine Lawn Burn:
Urigreen ES - Extra Strength (250 Tabs)
Lawn burns or unsightly yellow spots on your lawn are caused by dog urination, especially female dog urination. Because dogs eat a lot of protein, that protein breaks down and is excreted as nitrogen; the result is killing of lawn or grass due to nitrogen overload.
Common Symptoms include:
Although this does not affect dogs directly, it is detrimental to your garden of beautiful lawn.
Prevention and Cure
Urigreen Extra Strength helps safely diminish urine burn spots on lawn by metabolizing dog's food and producing less nitrogen in their urine.
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Vitamins:
Even if your pet is eating a nutritious diet, it is essential to give some kind of multi-vitamins to regulate body processes and breakdown of nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Aging dogs need additional vitamins and minerals than young dogs, because they are unable to process all the nutrition from regular diets.
Prevention and Cure
Vita-Tabs and Vita-Tabs Silver for senior dogs are two products that provide dogs with the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need to lead a healthy and extended life.
 
Vita Tabs (60 tabs) Vita-Tabs Silver (100 tabs)
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