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Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV)

FELV is a disease that is common in cats. It is caused by a retrovirus that is found world-wide. FELV infections reduce the ability of the cat’s immune system to protect itself from secondary infections with bacteria, viruses or fungal agents. The prevalence of FELV varies from area to area. FELV is not contagious to […]

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Rabies

Rabies is once again in the news. There have been 2 cases of rabies that have made the headlines. Most recently a bobcat in Georgia was confirmed positive with rabies after it bit 2 dogs and late last year, there was a case in Ohio involving a Siberian Husky. Rabies is a reportable disease and […]

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Canine Influenza

Late last year Canine Influenza was in the news. It was predicted that our canine friends were likely to suffer from the flu this year. If we look at the rate of dog-flu cases reported at major veterinary labs, we find that this is a lack luster year for dog flu. New York City and […]

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Anesthesia and Your Pet

So the time has come for your pet to be spayed or neutered and you, like many pet parents are concerned about your pet’s anesthesia. When your puppy or kitten is spayed or neutered, he/she is put under general anesthesia which means he/she is unconscious and not able to feel pain. There are always risks […]

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Feeding Dogs and Cats

Nutrition is the foundation of pet health. If the nutrition is correct, then your pet will thrive, ward off diseases naturally and generally live a longer, healthier life. If his or her nutrition is lacking, then your pet is subject to many diseases of aging and vitality. It only makes sense to feed our pets […]

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More Aflatoxin in Pet Foods

Aflatoxin has made its way into pet food again. Three pet food manufacturers have recalled dry dog food over the course of one week. Cargill Animal Nutrition and Advanced Animal Nutrition recalled near one year’s worth of product. The Iams company has recalled a single lot of ProActive Healthy Smart Puppy Food in 7, 8 […]

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Another Amazing Dog

A battered women’s shelter in Missouri has changed its policy all because of a dog hero. Last year a heroic Great Dane used his body as a shield to save his beloved owner. Her domestic partner was attacking her with a hammer and her dog lay on top of her and took the blows for […]

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Motion Sickness in Dogs

I think most pet owners are familiar with motion sickness. It usually happens when you and your pet are in a hurry to go somewhere and there it is….your dog vomits all over your new car upholstery. This is classical motion sickness.

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Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

Urinary incontinence is the involuntary passing of urine. It is very common, particularly in older, spayed female dogs. True urinary incontinence means that the dog urinates when he or she is asleep and unable to do anything about it. This condition may be linked to bladder problems, bladder stones or some other disease that will […]

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Keeping your Pet Healthy

We all know that our pets age faster than we do. Many times people ask me how old their pet is in “people” years. The old rule of thumb 1 dog year equals 7 human years and 1 cat year equals 5 human years is not always correct but it does give you a pretty […]

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