Diabetes has risen sharply in our feline friends over the past decade or so – attributed to more cats being overweight. It can be a very serious and sometimes life-threatening disease. But, if caught and treated early, remission is possible. Though, your cat can become insulin-dependent for the rest of their life should diagnosis and treatment be delayed.
So what is feline diabetes? The most simple way to describe diabetes is with two words – Sugar and Insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which helps a cat’s body regulate the flow of glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream into the cells. Cells use glucose to run cellular functions and provide energy to your cat’s entire body. If the insulin supply is low, cells won’t function well. And, without insulin the cat’s body instead breaks down more fat and protein to supply energy, meaning the excess glucose stays in their bloodstream. Cats with diabetes therefore tend to eat more without gaining weight.… Read more
Activ4Pets and Activ Doctors Online were once again proud sponsors of the 2017 Business of Health Care Conference, hosted by the University of Miami School of Business Administration this past Friday.
The theme for this year’s conference was the ‘Post Election’ evolution of the healthcare industry and attracted more than 800 attendees. The event was organized and hosted by Prof. Steve Ullman, Director of the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy in the School of Business Administration.
Activ4Pets Founder and CEO, Florent Monssoh introduced the panel discussion entitled ‘Healthcare Policies Under the Trump Administration,’ with a short speech emphasizing the ongoing importance of telemedicine in both human and animal patient care.… Read more
New Relief staffing service offers traditional and virtual veterinary staffing services to maximize clinic time, service, and revenue.
LOS ANGELES, CA. March 1, 2017 – Activ4Vets, providers of veterinary relief staffing services, introduces three comprehensive solutions for veterinary staffing and consultation needs; Traditional Relief Vet Staffing, Online Relief Vet Solutions and Peer-to-Peer Specialty Consults. With the number of pet owners growing yearly, and pet parents becoming increasingly engaged with their pet’s ongoing health and wellbeing, veterinary advice and support services are in high demand both offline and online. Activ4Vets traditional vet relief staffing and virtual online services provide innovative solutions that allow veterinarians to get the staffing support they need to reach more clients, offer more flexible times, and increase the services they offer.… Read more
Favorite pet health tool offers reduced cost services to adopters to help them engage and manage the health of their new pet
LOS ANGELES, CA. February 22, 2017 – Activ4Pets, providers of online and mobile platforms that give pet parents easy access to their pet’s health information along with web-based veterinary consultations, today announced its new shelter partnership program to provide their platform to pet adopters and shelters across the nation. Shelters that partner with Activ4Pets can offer the service to adopters at a dramatically reduced rate, cutting down on paperwork and paving the way for new pet parents to engage with and easily manage the health of their new pets.… Read more
Did you know dogs can get the flu, too? Yes, just like their owners, dogs can contract influenza causing similar symptoms. Canine influenza is a relatively new virus, having only developed in the last 12 years. But it’s becoming a growing concern.
These days most pet diseases are prevented with vaccination and it’s easy to take the wonder of immunity for granted. Basically, immunity can be summed up with one word: “prevention”. From a veterinarian’s perspective, it is always easier to prevent a disease rather than treat it. Vaccines stimulate your pet’s own immune system to make antibodies which provide long term protection from various infectious diseases. These are usually in the form of an injection, though some nasal alternatives are now available.
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Our Feline friends are generally healthy and well fed in their indoor living environment. However, there are a few internal diseases that are common among middle aged and older cats.
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“Why do I need Pet Insurance?” Is something I hear a lot. But, yes, pet insurance is very important! Policies stuffed with confusing jargon (co-pays, deductibles and caps) alone can be enough to put some pet parents off from signing up. Then there’s the costs involved. But our beloved furry family members deserve the very best. After all, they frequently do unexpected things, putting their own health – and sometimes your wallet – on the line.
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The year is moving fast and, like it or not, 2017 will be upon us very soon. Pets bring so much joy to our lives so it’s important we take their general wellbeing seriously. If you’re a pet owner, you’re in the unique position to improve your furry companion’s health with a few simple steps!
Maybe your pet’s a little overweight and you keep meaning to do something about it. Why not use the new year as your excuse to get going. These tips are fairly straightforward, but they will take a little day to day effort to ensure you stay on top of them. I promise it will be worth it, though.… Read more
With Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year fast approaching, isn’t it time you started prepping for the Holidays with your pets? You don’t want them feeling left out now, do you? From diet to dropping temperatures, there’s a lot of considerations to make for your furry family members. After all, you can never be too prepared when your pets are concerned!… Read more
So you’re heading back home to spend Thanksgiving with relatives. But, this being a family holiday, you don’t want to leave your fur babies behind! Maybe you’re taking a short drive, or perhaps you’re flying. How ever you’re getting to your destination of choice, Activ4Pets wants to provide the very best pet travel advice.
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