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  • Lateral Ear Resection in Dogs Open link in new window
    The lateral ear resection is a conservative surgical approach for chronic otitis, meant for ears not yet at their end-stage, where it is thought that more efficient cleaning and better canal ventilation will help.
  • Distemper (Panleukopenia) in Cats Open link in new window
    Feline distemper, caused by a parvovirus, is a life-threatening disease. The virus is considered ubiquitous, meaning it is in virtually every place that is not regularly disinfected. The infection is highly contagious among unvaccinated cats, usually kittens and young adult cats living in groups. Barn cats, feral colonies, animal shelter groups, pet stores, and rescue facilities are high risk for outbreaks.
  • Subcutaneous Fluids Can Be Given at Home for Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Lots of animals require extra fluids, either temporarily or indefinitely, to insure that they receive adequate hydration. The technique is simple, but sometimes daunting to the beginner. Here is a pictured guide to assist with the learning experience of giving subcutaneous fluids to your pet at home.
  • Prazosin Open link in new window
    The two most common uses for prazosin are to reduce high blood pressure and to relax the urinary sphincter.
  • Bedinvetmab (Librela™) Open link in new window
    Bedinvetmab (LibrelaTM) is indicated for the relief of osteoarthritis pain in dogs. 
  • 5 Steps to Successfully Housetrain Your Puppy or Adult Dog Open link in new window
    Are you searching for tips to help you house train your new puppy? Find those tips here. 
  • Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs Open link in new window
    Laryngeal paralysis results when the abductor muscles of the larynx cannot work properly. This means no expanding and opening of the larynx for a deep breath; the laryngeal folds simply flop weakly and flaccidly. This means that when one needs a deep breath, one does not get one. This can create tremendous anxiety (imagine attempting to take a deep breath and finding that you simply cannot). Anxiety leads to more rapid breathing and more distress. A respiratory crisis from the partial obstruction can emerge creating an emergency and even death.
  • Meningioma in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Meningioma is the most common brain tumor of cats and dogs. Meningiomas are generally benign. In dogs, seizures are the most common sign. In cats, signs are more vague and consist of listlessness and behavior changes.
  • Cannabis Toxicity in Pets Open link in new window
    Cannabis generally refers to the products of the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as marijuana and has been safely used medically for centuries.
  • Health and Husbandry of Mice Open link in new window
    A well-outfitted mouse home includes numerous items for play and enrichment

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