Actually, my particular theory was that since cats are induced ovulators, the neck bite may create some kind of stimulation of the pineal gland and/or hypothalamus, which might in turn affect the release of the egg and/or lower the female’s outrageous estrogen levels to a reasonable quantity. This behavior is also seen in ferrets and minks, who are induced ovulators as well, but not in dogs. The pineal gland comes into it because, as far as I know, melatonin sometimes has a regulatory effect on the heat cycles of induced ovulators–this has been particularly well-demonstrated in members of the weasel family, and maybe it plays a part in the heat cycles of cats as well. Any thoughts or input on these ideas?
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No, they are healthy for all dogs! Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a form of fat that does not require pancreatic enzymes for digestion, so it is well tolerated by dogs with chronic pancreatitis, EPI, and other forms of fat malabsorption. MCTs can be used to increase calories, and to help with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins for dogs who cannot tolerate other forms of fat in their diets. MCTs may help to reduce triglyceride levels in the blood and prevent pancreatitis that is caused by hyperlipidemia, though it does not lower cholesterol levels.