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  • Chylothorax is more Common in Cats than Dogs Open link in new window
    When the fluid filling the chest is lymph, the problem is called chylothorax. The fluid is milky when it is drained from the chest, and its whiteness comes being from fat. Chylothorax represents a specific problem and requires specific therapy.
  • What First Time Kitten Owners Should Know Open link in new window
    Kittens are supreme experts at getting people to fall in love with them in one glance, so be prepared for that if you go "to just look" at them. Your life will be enhanced by your relationship with this hilariously funny, tender species.
  • Single Bell Boot Can Increase Strength in a Horse’s Leg Open link in new window
    The bell boot allows the horse to remember that specific leg and use it more
  • Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets Open link in new window
    Here are some tips for keeping your pets out of danger during the holiday season.
  • Feline Pregnancy and Kitten Birth Open link in new window
    Too often a litter of kittens comes as an almost total surprise. One day you notice that the cute little girl kitten from last fall is a bit round in the middle only the very next spring. No one got around to spaying her and she seemed too young for - er - adult entertainment. What happens when cats give birth?
  • Glargine (Lantus) and Detemir (Levemir) Insulin Open link in new window
    Diabetic remission is about good regulation early on rather than having a magic product. Cats that have been diabetic for some time tend not to experience remission and if your cat is well-regulated on another insulin, it is not worth changing and having to re-regulate your cat.
  • Lab Values for Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    The normal range of values from a given test at a given laboratory will usually be listed on the results form, so that you can see immediately what is not in a normal range; often, results considered to be outside of the norm will be in bold text. Your veterinarian will point out to you which values are of concern and why.
  • Lipomas in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Oftentimes a lump turns out to be "just a lipoma" or simply a fatty tumor and nothing to worry about.
  • Fenbendazole (Panacur) Open link in new window
    Fenbendazole (often abbreviated "FBZ") is used in both large and small animals. In dogs, it is useful against roundworms, hookworms, and the more difficult to treat whipworms.
  • Rat Poison (Bromethalin-Based) in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    The traditional anticoagulant rodenticides had an antidote in case of accidental poisoning, but there is no antidote to bromethalin, and bromethalin products are tasty to dogs and cats.

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