Treatment of Cats with Diabetes

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After your veterinarian has diagnosed your cat with diabetes you will need to think about treatment options.  The goal of treatment of cats with diabetes is to reduce the blood glucose to levels that are closer to normal.  In doing this your cat will feel better, regain … [Read more...]

Signs of Diabetes in Cats

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Cats can develop diabetes similar to people. The signs of diabetes in cats can be similar to those in people.  Diabetes is a condition of insufficient amount of insulin being produced by the body.  This causes the blood sugar level to become too high which is unhealthy.  … [Read more...]

Causes of Ear Infections in Dogs

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Ear infections are one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in dogs.  Below is a list of underlying causes of external ear infections in dogs: Allergies:  Environmental (atopy) and food allergies can cause inflammation of the external ear.  Allergies are the most … [Read more...]

External Ear Infections in Dogs

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A dog's external ear consists of a vertical and horizontal canal that is separated from the middle ear by the tympanic membrane (ear drum).  When a dog develops an external ear infection, known as otitis externa, they usually shake their head and scratch their ears.  A … [Read more...]

Canine Distemper

Vaccinating your dog is key to preventing canine distemper.

Canine distemper is a virus that causes serious illness.  There is no known cure and the virus affects dogs and certain species of wildlife, such as raccoons, wolves, foxes, and skunks.  The virus is spread through the air and by direct contact with an infected animal.  The … [Read more...]

Parvo Infection in Dogs

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Canine parvo virus has been around since the 1970s.  It is highly contagious and is passed directly from dog to dog, or indirectly through ingestion of parvo infected dog feces.  Puppies are especially prone to becoming infected with the parvo virus.  When they are first … [Read more...]

Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

Dogs with flat faces are more prone to reverse sneezing.

Reverse sneezing occurs in dogs.  It is characterized by rapid and repeated forceful inhalation through the nose followed by snorting or gagging sounds.  The episodes of reverse sneezing can be very alarming to anyone observing.  It is not uncommon for people to think their … [Read more...]

Nasal Mites in Dogs

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Nasal mites (Pneumonyssoides caninum) live in the nasal and paranasal sinuses of dogs.  They are found worldwide.  The nasal mites are oval, pale yellow and 1.0-1.5 millimeters in length with all the legs on the front of their body.  A healthy dog becomes infected with nose … [Read more...]

Feline Pancreatitis – Treatment

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The recommendation for treatment of feline pancreatitis is largely supportive care.  The ability of veterinary practitioners to diagnose pancreatitis in cats has improved dramatically during the last 10 years, but our ability to treat it has not changed much during this … [Read more...]

Pancreatitis in Dogs

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The canine pancreas is an organ that is located next to the stomach and first part of the small intestines.  It is composed of 2 parts: the smaller endocrine portion, which is responsible for secreting hormones such as insulin and glucagon, and the larger exocrine portion, … [Read more...]