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  • Cyclosporine Open link in new window
    Cyclosporine, sometimes referred to as cyclosporin A, is an immunosuppressive agent. Unlike other medications of immune suppression that act by killing cells of the immune system, cyclosporine acts by interfering with helper T-lymphocyte interleukin production.
  • Medications for Degenerative Arthritis in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Arthritis pain causes discomfort and loss of mobility in aged pets, and there are numerous remedies on the market. Which ones can be combined? Which are proven reliable and which may only work in some individuals?
  • Calcitriol (Rocaltrol) Open link in new window
    This medication actually represents activated vitamin D. Vitamin D is not a vitamin in the way other vitamins are or in the way we think of vitamins; vitamin D is actually a hormone. It plays an important role in calcium phosphorus balance and can be beneficial in preventing the progression of kidney failure.
  • Is your Horse Fat? Open link in new window
    Most people do not see their horses as overweight even if that is the case.
  • Barometric Pressure and Colic Open link in new window
    Horses seem to colic when the weather changes.
  • Bladder Stones (Struvite) in Dogs Open link in new window
    Some patients with bladder stones show no symptoms of any kind and the stones are discovered incidentally, but there are some symptoms that might promote a search for stones.
  • Hypocalcemia (Low Blood Calcium) in Cats and Dogs Open link in new window
    Calcium is such a crucial component of our biochemistry that virtually any complete blood panel, whether human or veterinary, will include a measurement of calcium. Our bodies go to tremendous lengths to regulate our blood calcium levels within a narrow range. We need a storage source to draw upon for when we need more circulating calcium as well as a system to unload excess.
  • Meloxicam (Metacam) Open link in new window
    Meloxicam is generally given to control arthritis pain in dogs though it can be given for many other painful conditions. It is often used an analgesic in conjunction with surgery.
  • Hyperesthesia Syndrome in Cats Open link in new window
    Hyperesthesia syndrome is felt to be a type of compulsive disorder, usually initiated when the cat is in conflict. The cat wants to perform one behavior but is prevented from doing so and ultimately in frustration performs another behavior. After a while, this second behavior, which frequently is grooming, is performed compulsively.
  • Vestibular Disease in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Most people think their pet has had a stroke, but in fact a problem with the vestibular apparatus is to blame. The vestibular apparatus is the neurological equipment responsible for perceiving one's body's orientation relative to the earth (determining if you are upside-down, standing up straight, falling etc.).

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