How to Give a Cat a Pill: 6 Tips and Tricks

Owning a cat is a great way to expand your family. Their affectionate, playful demeanor makes them favorite pets to hold and watch on the internet. While they are a joy to own and love, it can be heartbreaking when your kitty needs to have medication. Learning how to give a … [Read more...]

Degenerative Myelopathy: Everything You Need To Know

Degenerative myelopathy is a spine cord disease that affects some dogs as they get older. This is a serious disease that results in paralysis in death. There is no known cure, and some dogs are born predisposed to developing this serious health condition due to a mutation. … [Read more...]

Dosage Guidelines and Benefits of Fish Oil for Dogs

Fish oil is one of the supplements that has become increasingly popular over recent years for its long list of health benefits. People are buying and trying these supplements for the first time all over the world, but did you know they can benefit your dog as well?Ahead, … [Read more...]

Feline Leukemia Treatment

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

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...]

Feline Lymphoma: Causes

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...]

Feline Leukemia Testing

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...]

Leukemia Virus in Cats

Leukemia virus in cats (FeLV) is a retrovirus that was first discovered in 1964 in a cat with leukemia.  The virus is associated with a number of different types of illnesses in addition to cancer, including anemia and immunodeficiency.  Although it is called the feline … [Read more...]

Surgical treatment of mast cell tumors in dogs

Surgical Treatment of Grade I and II Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs Surgery is the treatment of choice for mast cell tumors in dogs.  Most dogs with single grade I mast cell tumors (>90%) and grade II mast cell tumors (approximately 75%) have long survival times after complete … [Read more...]

Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs: Prognosis

A helpful tool in treating pets with cancer is to identify factors that help establish which group of pets with a particular type of cancer are likely to do better or worse with treatment.  Prognostic factors are features of a tumor that have been shown to predict outcome of … [Read more...]