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News: Dogs Paralyzed By Spinal Damage Walk Again After Nose Cell Transplants

This is amazing: a new treatment for paralyzed dogs! This happened at the University of Cambridge. Olfactory nerve cells from the noses of the dogs were injected into the injured part of the spinal cord and some of the spinal tissue regenerated and the dogs were able to walk again! Read full article at Huffington […]

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Dogs: Xylitol – Dangerous for Dogs

Now that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is coming many of us are thinking about doing a little dieting before all the rest of the holiday feasts. If you are going to include items in your diet that contain the sugar substitute, xylitol, be sure not to share those with your pets! Xylitol is a […]

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Dogs: Sweet Potato Brittle – Treats for Dogs with Food Allergies

This is my favorite recipe for sweet potato treats for dogs with food allergies. Ingredients 4 large sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons of olive oil Cooking Instructions Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork and bake them in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Hollow out the sweet potatoes and mash and mix […]

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Cats, Dogs: Anti-Freeze Toxicity

With colder weather approaching, many people are getting their cars, cottages, and mobile homes ready for winter. This often involves using antifreeze (ethylene glycol) to winterize pipes and toilets and the car radiator. Antifreeze is the most common poisoning found in pets. Most pets get exposed to antifreeze from leaking car radiators. This substance is […]

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Cats: Disc Disease in Cats

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is common and well recognized in dogs, particularly dachshunds and beagles, but it is frequently underdiagnosed in cats. It is not as common in cats. The incidence of IVDD in the cat is less than 1% whereas in the dog it is about 2%. Disc disease is more common in middle aged […]

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