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September 18, 2017
Gingival hyperplasia is a term used to describe the abnormal growth of excessive gum tissue. Gingival hyperplasia is caused by an increase in the number of cells within the gums. In chronic or severe cases, inflammation and its secondary effects (mineral or calcium deposition) may be observed.
Parvovirus in Dogs - update
Cushing’s Disease - Testing - update
September 11, 2017
Lysosomal Storage Diseases in Dogs
The term lysosomal storage diseases describes a group of disorders in which certain metabolic enzymes necessary for normal body functions are not produced by the body.
Canaries - Feeding - update
Canaries – General- update
Pancreatitis in Dogs - update
September 4, 2017
Syringomyelia and Chiari-Like Malformation
Syringomyelia is the term that describes fluid-filled cavities that develop within the spinal cord causing abnormal sensation in affected dogs. The underlying issue is called chiari-like malformation (CLM). CLM describes a mismatch between the size of the brain, which is too big, and the space within the skull, which is too small.
Cage Hygiene in Birds - update
Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs - update
August 28, 2017
There are over 30,000 species of spiders worldwide, and most of these spiders are venomous. Most spiders are unable to produce medically-significant envenomations, however, because of their small mouthparts that are unable to penetrate the skin.
Chlamydial Conjunctivitis in Cats - update
August 21, 2017
Techniques for nebulization and coupage - Dogs
Nebulization and coupage are two techniques used in the treatment of lung disease. Nebulization is a term used to describe the delivery of a fine mist to the lungs. Coupage is a technique that can be performed by veterinary staff and pet owners to help clear secretions from the lungs.
Coccidiosis in Dogs - update
Bearded Dragons - Problems - update
Biting and Screaming in Birds - update
August 14, 2017
Round Cell Tumors in Dogs
Round cell tumors are among the most common skin tumors in dogs, and they typically form just under the skin, although they may change the surface of the skin above them.
Breeding and Queening Cats - update
Ferrets – Reproductive Disease - update
August 7, 2017
Total Ear Canal Ablation and Bulla Osteotomy (TECA-BO)
The term TECA-BO is an abbreviation for Total Ear Canal Ablation and Bulla Osteotomy. This surgery involves the complete removal of the ear canal and tympanic bulla (middle ear), leaving only the ear flap (pinna) remaining.
Bearded Dragons - Diseases - update
July 31, 2017
Linear Foreign Body in Cats
The term 'foreign body' refers to any non-food object located within the digestive tract of a dog or cat. Our pets have the tendency to play with or chew on non-food objects and, in the process of doing so, these objects can be inadvertently ingested. One especially dangerous type of foreign body, most common in cats, is referred to as a linear foreign body.
Bearded Dragons - Feeding - update
Corneal Ulcers in Cats - update
July 24, 2017
Ichthyosis in Dogs
Ichthyosis is a very rare skin condition in dogs that is the result of a recessive genetic mutation. The mutation prevents the outer layer of skin from developing properly.
Canine Influenza: The Dog Flu - update
Chinchillas – Heath Conditions - update
July 17, 2017
Juvenile Cellulitis (Puppy Strangles)
Juvenile cellulitis, also known by the name “puppy strangles,” is an uncommon skin condition of young dogs. Juvenile cellulitis most commonly affects young puppies, between one and six months of age.
Chinchillas - Feeding - update
July 10, 2017
Genetic (DNA) Testing
Genetic testing can provide valuable information about your pet; not only to determine breed heritage, but also to bring awareness of predisposed or hereditary medical conditions. This can allow for earlier detection and care to lessen the impact of a condition or possibly prevent it entirely.
Amazon Parrots - General - update
Chin Acne in Cats - update
July 3, 2017
Demodecosis is a parasitic skin condition, caused by demodex mites. These microscopic mites can be found on the skin of all animals, but in some cases they proliferate to excessive levels and cause clinical signs.
Coccidiosis in Cats - update
Chinchillas - Problems - update
June 26, 2017
Puppy Behavior and Training – Dealing with Undesirable Behavior
To prevent undesirable behavior, the first step is to establish a daily routine that answers all your puppy's needs such as walks and exercise, social bonding, play and training, feeding, and sleeping. The rule of thumb for dog training is "set the dog up for success".
Anthrax in Cats - update
Bathing Birds - update
Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Cats - update
June 19, 2017
Seizures and Syncope
Seizures and syncope are commonly confused, due to similarities between the appearance of these episodes. In order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, it is essential to work with your veterinarian to accurately identify the cause of your dog’s episodic weakness, as there are significant treatment differences between seizures and syncope.
Applying Ear Drops to Cats - update
Amazon Parrots - Feeding - update
Cuterebra or Warbles in Cats - update
June 12, 2017
Behavior Management - Enrichment and Activity Toys
Dogs are natural scavengers and hunters so the use of food based activity toys is natural and stimulating. Activity toys have a variety of uses in behavior modification programs. Cats are natural hunters, so their toys will be most interesting if they are the size and texture of prey, if they can be moved around in such a way as to represent small prey (mice, insects, lizards, birds), or if they contain tasty food or treats.
Allergy - General in Cats - update
Ferrets - Diseases - update
June 5, 2017
Cutaneous Lymphoma in Cats
Skin cancers are fairly common in cats, but cutaneous lymphoma is quite uncommon. Only about 3% of lymphoma cases in cats occur in the skin.
Chronic Nasal Discharge in Cats - update
Chinchillas - Housing - update
May 29, 2017
Systemic Lupus in Cats
Systemic lupus is a rare feline autoimmune disease, caused by abnormal regulation of the immune system. In this condition, the cat’s immune system recognizes the body’s own cells as foreign. The immune system forms antibodies against tissues in the body, directly attacking the body’s own cells and depositing antibodies throughout the body’s tissues.
Pregnancy Testing in the Dog - update
Applying Eye Drops to Cats - update
Bearded Dragons - Housing - update
May 22, 2017
Despite sounding like a toxicity, salmon poisoning is actually an infection. Salmon poisoning is caused by a type of bacteria found within parasitic flatworms that infect the tissues of wild fish found in coastal streams of the Pacific Northwest.
Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs - update
African Grey Parrots - General - update
April 10, 2017
Globoid-cell Leukodystrophy in Dogs
Globoid-cell leukodystrophy (GCL) is also called Krabbe disease, and it is uniformly fatal. GCL is a very rare disease, and it is caused by a mutation on the dog’s DNA.
Ovarian Remnant Syndrome in Cats
Ovarian remnant syndrome is a condition that occurs when ovarian tissue remains inside the body after a female cat is spayed. This tissue can produce estrogen, triggering signs of heat in the cat.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis - update
April 3, 2017
Oclacitinib is an oral medication used to manage itching associated with allergic dermatitis (including atopy) in dogs at least 12 months of age.
Cutaneous Lymphoma in Dogs
Systemic lymphoma is a very common cancer in dogs, but the cutaneous form is actually quite rare. Current statistics suggest that cutaneous lymphoma accounts for only about 5% of canine lymphoma cases.