Pet Nutrition- When Sick Pets Need Feeding Tubes

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In pets whose caloric intake is marginal to poor, consideration should be given to place a feeding tube to maintain pet nutritional support.  This method of feeding is termed enteral nutrition.  Feeding tubes are an effective and inexpensive means of providing … [Read more...]

Artifical Disc Replacement for Dogs?

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Noted neurologist, Dr. Filippo Adamo has pioneered a new method for treating Wobblers Syndrome in dogs. He has invented and patented an artificial disc that can be surgically implanted in patients suffering from this debilitating disease. Below is a detailed video … [Read more...]

Pet Food Recall: Nestle Purina Recalls Small Number of Dry Cat Food Bags

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On June 27, 2011, Nestle Purina voluntarily recalled 870 bags of dry cat food due to the possibility that they may have been contaminated with Salmonella. These bags of cat food were shipped to retail stores in Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon. The following products with … [Read more...]

Ask a Vet: First Day of Summer and Pet Health

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With the first day of summer, what concerns should pet owners consider about the health of their pets? Summer is here!  With the passing of the cold and rainy season, pets and their owners move outdoors. Along with the outdoors come some hazards that can easily be avoided … [Read more...]

Voluntary Recall for Primal Pet Foods

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On May 28, 2011, Primal Pet Foods, Inc voluntarily recalled their Feline Chicken and Salmon Formula. Primal Pet Foods, Inc produces a line of raw pet foods. The 4 pound Feline Chicken and Salmon formula diet with the code date of 043112-7 is being voluntarily recalled due to … [Read more...]

Dog Bite Prevention Week!

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May 15- 21, 2011 This week marks the 17th   year of Annual National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Each year in this country almost 5 million people are bit by dogs. About 20% of these victims require medical attention, most of them children. Almost 30,000 people undergo … [Read more...]

Cat Viral Infectious Diseases that are Commonly Vaccinated For

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There are various types of cat diseases that are infectious in nature.   This article describes common types of viral infectious diseases that exist in cats for which they are routinely vaccinated. Examples of viruses that cause cat diseases and are commonly vaccinated … [Read more...]

Cat Viral Infectious Diseases that are NOT Commonly Vaccinated For

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Examples of infectious agents that cause diseases in cats and vaccines exist, but are not commonly vaccinated for. These include: Feline Coronavirus:  There are two types of coronaviruses that affect cats.  Testing for the presence of coronaviruses does not differentiate … [Read more...]

Lyme Disease in Dogs- an Overview

Adult deer tick, Ixodes scapularis. Photo by Scott Bauer

Most cases of Lyme disease in dogs occur in wooded areas in the Northeast, upper Midwest (including Wisconsin and Minnesota), northern California, and the Pacific Northwest.  The infection is transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes genus.  Click here to learn more about Ixodes … [Read more...]

Lyme Disease in Dogs- Symptoms

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The clinical signs of Lyme disease in dogs generally will occur 2 to 6 months after a tick bites a dog.  After the tick bites a dog it needs to stay attached to the dog for at least 50 hours to transmit the infection to the dog.  Click here to learn more about the process … [Read more...]