Siberian Husky

Siberian husky

  The Best and the Worst of Pure-Bred Siberian Huskies Siberian huskies are a breed that is predisposed to a variety of disease, particularly neoplastic, ocular and dermatologic. Some of these diseases have known genetic factors, while others are anecdotal. To … [Read more...]

Monitoring a cat with diabetes

Insulin Injection and cat with diabetes

  The Diabetic Person Typically a person with diabetes will monitor their blood glucose levels frequently throughout the day. Based on their blood glucose levels they can adjust what they eat and the amount of insulin or oral hypoglycemic medication they take. It is … [Read more...]

Feline Leukemia Treatment

Giving a cat medicine

A cat that is infected with the feline leukemia virus (FeLV) should not necessarily be euthanized.  There are some options that pet owners can consider for feline leukemia treatment. They develop the same diseases that affect non-infected cats and can respond favorably to … [Read more...]

Feline Leukemia Vaccine

vaccinating a cat

Keeping cats confined indoors in a feline leukemia virus (FeLV) free household is the simplest form of protection against FeLV infection.  For cats allowed to wander outside, the feline leukemia vaccine (FeLV) provides the best means of protection, however they are not 100% … [Read more...]

Doberman Pinscher Diseases

doberman pinscher

Doberman Pinchers as a breed are genetically predisposed to a number of diseases though not as many as some breeds. Some are just anecdotal where as with others the genetic factors are known. Most pure breed dogs are breed rather closely to near relatives. This process … [Read more...]

Standard Poodle Diseases

Standard Poodles

Standard Poodles as a breed are genetically predisposed to a number of diseases though not as many as many other breeds such as Golden Retrievers. Some diseases appear to be inherited but actual genetic coding has not been definitively identified.  Most pure breed dogs are … [Read more...]

Feline Lymphoma: Causes

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Feline lymphoma is one of the most common forms of cancer in cats and presents in many different forms, but all involve a common cell type from a lymphocyte, which is a type of white blood cell.  These cells are typically found in lymphoid tissues, such as lymph nodes, … [Read more...]

Golden Retriever Diseases

golden retriever dog with puppy

When thinking about dog breeds, and which might make good pets, considering the diseases that they may be predisposed to should be a consideration. Golden retrievers as a breed are genetically predisposed to a number of diseases; more than many breeds. This article will list … [Read more...]

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...]

Feline Leukemia Testing

cat and kitten

Susceptibility to feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection is highest in young kittens.  Although the risk of infection is reported in cats of all ages, the rate of infection declines steadily as cats age.  The first vaccine for FeLV was produced in 1985, but there appeared to … [Read more...]