Cancer has become the leading cause of death in dogs. Approximately 1 in 3 domestic dogs will develop cancer, which is the same incidence of cancer among men. Lymphoma accounts for 7-24% of all canine cancers. Lymphoma generally affects lymphoid tissues, including the lymph nodes, spleen and bone marrow, but
Onion (allium) poisoning in cats and dogs
In North America there are about 95 species of cultivated/native Allium species (e.g. onion, garlic, scallion, shallot, leek, and chives) plus at least another 80 ornamental species. All these species and the products derived from them (e.g. onion powder, garlic powder etc.) be it be raw, cooked, dehydrated or after
Food Allergy trials in dogs
Signs A food allergy is a reaction to food involving the dog’s immune system. A protein particle in the food usually causes the reaction. Typical signs can include itching, licking, chewing paws etc. In some case the dogs may only show chronic otitis. Gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting, diarrhea, belching,
Dental composite placement to seal diastema
Dog friendly dog training – Ian Dunbar
Ted talk by Ian Dunbar
Mild weather means Fleas and ticks are thriving!
We have all been enjoying the nice weather with mild temperatures! Unfortunately the fleas and ticks are thriving in this weather as well. We have been seeing a large increase of patients with fleas and also had patients test positive for Lyme disease after being infected by ticks. Flea infestations
Emotional Support Animals (ESA)
An emotional support animal (ESA) is a companion animal which provides therapeutic benefit, such as alleviating or mitigating some symptoms of the disability, to an individual with a mental or psychiatric disability. Emotional support animals are typically dogs and cats, but may include other animals. A person must meet the federal
What do those lab tests mean?
ALB (Albumin) – Low levels of this protein can be an indication of chronic liver or kidney disease or of an parasitic infection. ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase) – These are found in liver, bone, kidney and intestines. High levels of this enzyme may indicate organ disease. ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) – Increased
Xylitol: hidden source of pet toxin
Hidden sources of pet toxin could mean trouble for patients Xylitol, a sweetener that causes hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis (liver failure) in dogs, appears in products you’d never suspect. Many products such as nasal sprays, sleep aids, multivitamins, prescription sedatives, antacids, stool softeners, smoking-cessation gums and other products may
Purina Life Span Study
The Purina Life Span Study, conducted from 1987 to 2001, represents the first completed canine lifetime restriction study. Findings from he study proved that maintaining dogs in lean body condition extended their media life span by 15 percent or nearly 2 years, for the labrador Retrievers in the study.
Selfmedicating pets is not a good idea
Dog breeds and characteristics
Working Group Dogs of the Working Group were bred to perform such jobs as guarding property, pulling sleds and performing water rescues. They have been invaluable assets to man throughout the ages. The Doberman Pinscher, Siberian Husky and Great Dane are included in this Group, to name just a few.