Human and animal healthcare are two professions often considered to be separate types of medicine. This can be easily assumed since the physicians require specific training in their designated fields, attend different medical schools and treat different types of patients. However, what many may not realize is that animal healthcare is almost identical to healthcare for people.
Update - Day 9 of the tear Lucy is getting around better every day. We have not given her any pain medication now in at least two days. Read some interesting information that said the pain (as long as it isn't severe) is actually "good" for your pet.
So our little Lucy tore her cruciate ligament two days ago. Took her to the doctor yesterday and they recommended surgery but we aren't 100% sure that is the way to go. In doing some research it appears that the long term benefits of surgery vs. natural healing are about the same.
So, what's the big deal about food? Why does it have such a huge influence on a body's health? Well, simply put, food is body-fuel. It nourishes each and every cell in the body and creates the energy necessary for life to happen. It's an overly simplified analogy, but food is to living beings like gas is to cars.