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January 15, 2018

Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) in Cats
An FHO, or femoral head ostectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims to restore pain-free mobility to a diseased or damaged hip, by removing the head and neck of the femur. An FHO restores mobility to the hip by removing the head of the femur. This procedure is commonly recommended for cats, especially those who are at a healthy weight.


Heartworm Disease in Cats - Treatment
Heartworms are a blood-borne parasite called Dirofilaria immitis that reside in the heart or adjacent large blood vessels of infected animals. There is no drug approved for treating heartworms in cats. Veterinarians now strongly recommend that all cats receive year-round monthly heartworm preventative in areas where mosquitoes are active all year round.

Heartworm Disease in Dogs - Treatment
Heartworm disease or dirofilariasis is a serious and potentially fatal disease. It is caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis. Treatment usually consists of several parts including an injectable drug to kill adult heartworms, antibiotics, and treatment to kill microfilaria. There is some risk involved in treating dogs with heartworms, although fatalities are rare.

Pyometra in Cats - update

Pyometra in Dogs - update

Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs - update

 

January 8, 2018

Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections in Cats
Antibiotic resistant bacterial infections are bacterial infections that are minimally or no longer responsive to commonly used antibiotics. In other words, these bacteria are resistant to antibiotics - they cannot be killed and their growth cannot be stopped. Antibiotic resistant bacterial infections most commonly affect the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the urinary tract, or the respiratory tract.

Cutaneous or Reactive Histiocytosis - update

Vitamin A Toxicosis in Cats - update

Toxoplasmosis - update

 

January 1, 2018

Gastropexy
A gastropexy is a surgical procedure that is sometimes performed in large breed dogs to prevent gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV), also known as bloat. A gastropexy may be performed prophylactically or may be done as part of the surgical management of GDV.

Cutaneous Histiocytoma in Dogs - update

Polycystic Kidney Disease in Cats - update

Rabies in Cats - update

 

December 18, 2017

Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) in Dogs
An FHO, or femoral head ostectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims to restore pain-free mobility to a diseased or damaged hip, by removing the head and neck of the femur. An FHO restores mobility to the hip by removing the head of the femur. Active dogs often experience better results with FHO than less-active dogs.

Thrombocytopenia in Dogs - update

Thrombocytopenia in Cats - update

Feline Idiopathic Cystitis - update

 

December 11, 2017

Vitamin A Toxicosis in Dogs
Too much vitamin A or hypervitaminosis A can lead to serious toxicity. While somewhat uncommon in North America, vitamin A toxicity is sometimes diagnosed in dogs that are fed primarily table scraps. It takes a long time for the clinical signs associated with vitamin A toxicity to develop; symptoms do not usually appear until the dog is at least middle-aged. 

Vaccination Failures in Dogs - update

Vaccination Failures in Cats - update

Cushing’s Disease in Dogs - update

 

December 4, 2017

Acne in Dogs
Canine acne is an inflammatory disorder of the lips and the skin of the muzzle. Dogs with mild cases of acne often have red bumps or pustules (pimples) on their skin. Many cases of canine acne are thought to be triggered by trauma to the skin of the chin or muzzle. In some cases, acne may be associated with underlying skin conditions.

Glomerulonephritis in Cats - update

Glomerulonephritis in Dogs - update

Amoxicillin-Clavulanic Acid - update

 

November 27, 2017

Post-Operative Instructions in Dogs
After arriving at home, you should keep your dog warm and comfortable by providing a soft clean bed, ideally in a quiet and draft-free room at a comfortable room temperature. For most procedures, your dog’s activity should be restricted for one full week after surgery.

Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs - update

Post Operative Instructions in Cats - update

Pancreatitis in Cats - update

 

November 20, 2017

Vitamin D Poisoning in Cats
Vitamin D poisoning occurs when a cat ingests a toxic dose of vitamin D. There are two forms of vitamin D – plant-derived vitamin D2 and animal-derived vitamin D3 (also called cholecalciferol). A common source of vitamin D poisoning is when a cat accidentally ingests rodenticides containing vitamin D.

Feline Vestibular Disease - update

Vestibular Disease in Dogs - update

Heartworm Disease in Cats - update

 

November 13, 2017

Focal Seizures and Fly-Biting in Cats
A focal seizure refers to an abnormal surge of electrical activity that is confined to a specific area of the brain. Unlike a generalized seizure, in which the animal’s entire brain is affected and therefore the entire body shows signs of a seizure, a focal seizure only affects a localized region of the brain and therefore only has limited effects on the body.

Caesarean Sections in Cats – Post Operative Instructions - update

Dental Disease in Dogs - update

Dental Disease in Cats - update

 

November 6, 2017

Mastitis in Dogs
Mastitis is a term used to describe inflammation of a mammary gland (breast). In most cases, mastitis is caused by a bacterial infection.

Kennel Cough or Tracheobronchitis in Dogs - update

Puppy - Recommendations for New Owners Part I - Veterinary Care - update

Puppy - Recommendations for New Owners Part II - General Care - update

 

October 30, 2017

Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections in Dogs
Antibiotic resistant bacterial infections are bacterial infections that are minimally or no longer responsive to commonly used antibiotics. In other words, these bacteria are resistant to antibiotics and they cannot be killed and their growth cannot be stopped.

Degenerative Disc Disease in Dogs - update

Giardia in Cats - update

Ingestion of Foreign Bodies in Cats - update

 

October 23, 2017

Mastitis in Cats
Mastitis is a term used to describe inflammation of a mammary gland (breast). In most cases, mastitis is caused by a bacterial infection.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - update

Heart Murmurs in Dogs - update

Cataracts in Birds - update

 

October 16, 2017

Vitamin D Poisoning in Dogs
Vitamin D poisoning occurs when a dog ingests a toxic dose of vitamin D. A common source of vitamin D poisoning is when a dog accidentally ingests rodenticides containing vitamin D. Another source of vitamin D poisoning is the accidental ingestion of certain human medications.

Heartworm Disease in Dogs - update

Testing for Heartworm Disease in Dogs - update

Beak and Nail Care in Birds - update

 

October 9, 2017

Focal Seizures and Fly-Biting in Dogs
A focal seizure refers to an abnormal surge of electrical activity that is confined to a specific area of the brain. Unlike a generalized seizure, in which the animal’s entire brain is affected and therefore the entire body shows signs of a seizure, a focal seizure only affects a localized region of the brain and therefore only has limited effects on the body.

Kidney Failure – Chronic in Cats - update

Anorexia and Lethargy in Birds - update

Giardia in Dogs - update

 

October 2, 2017

Hepatic Microvascular Dysplasia
Hepatic microvascular dysplasia is an inherited abnormality of the liver. In affected dogs, the microscopic blood vessels within the liver are underdeveloped or absent. This decreases blood flow within the liver, causing atrophy (a decrease in size) of the liver and its cells.

Inappropriate Elimination Disorders in Cats - update

Ehrlichiosis in Dogs - update

Budgies – Feeding - update

 

September 25, 2017

Pigmentary Keratitis
Pigmentary keratitis refers to a brownish-black discoloration of the surface of the eye, caused by the deposition of pigmented melanin granules. Pigmentary keratitis is most common in brachycephalic dogs, such as Pugs, Boxers, Bulldogs, and French Bulldogs.

Chylothorax in Cats - update

Heart Murmurs in Cats - update

Aspergillosis in Birds - update

 

September 18, 2017

Gingival Hyperplasia
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

Conjunctivitis – Feline Herpes Viral Conjunctivitis - 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

Luxating Patella or Kneecap in Dogs - update

Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs - update

 

August 28, 2017

Spider Bites
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.

Ear Infections in Dogs (Otitis Externa) - update

Ear Infections in Cats (Otitis Externa) - update

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

Cholangitis/Cholangiohepatitis Syndrome in 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

Asthma – Treatment Instructions for Cats - update

Cystitis and Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats - 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.

Breeding for Dog Owners - Caring for Mother and Puppies After Weaning - update

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.

Breeding for Dog Owners - Caring from Birth to Weaning - update

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.

Breeding for Dog Owners - Problems at Birth - update

Chinchillas - Feeding - update

Children and Pets - Grief Following Loss of a Cat - 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

Breeding for Pet Owners - Whelping in Dogs - update

Chin Acne in Cats - update

 

July 3, 2017

Feline Demodex
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

Breeding for Pet Owners - Pregnancy in Dogs - update

Chinchillas - Problems - update