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  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden event, such as a blow or fall, happens to the head. In both humans and animals, a head injury severe enough to damage the brain is referred to as traumatic brain injury or TBI.
  • Fear-related Aggression in Cats Open link in new window
  • Runny Eyes (Epiphora) in Dogs Open link in new window
    Many dogs and cats have tear-stained faces from chronic excessive tears. Why is this and why is this problem considered one of the hardest to solve in veterinary ophthalmology?
  • Plasma Cell Stomatitis in Cats Open link in new window
    Expect an affected cat to require teeth cleaning under general anesthesia at least every 6 months. If medical management fails, all teeth need to be removed.
  • Spina Bifida in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    The spinal cord is surrounded and protected by a bony tube made up of a series of bones called vertebrae, linked together by intervertebral discs, ligaments, and muscles. This entire complex is referred to as the "spine.” Sometimes, abnormal growth and development of the spine happen before birth with both puppies and kittens, resulting in a spinal defect called Spina Bifida. 

  • S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe, Denosyl, Novifit, Vetri-SAMe, Zentonil, Denamarin) Open link in new window
    In veterinary medicine, this product is chiefly used in liver disease.
  • Cyproheptadine Open link in new window
    Cyproheptadine is an antihistamine that in many ways is similar to other antihistamines with which we are more familiar. Cyproheptadine also has some other properties of interest. It also antagonizes serotonin, a neurotransmitter, in the brain. This leads to an increase in appetite and often is the reason this medication is used.
  • Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride (Lomotil, Lonox, Lomanate) Open link in new window
    Despite its inability to produce recreational euphoria, diphenoxylate hydrochloride is actually a member of the opiate class of drugs. One beneficial effect is an increase in general muscle tone of the small intestine. Increasing tonus means more absorption of water and nutrients and less diarrhea.
  • Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome in Flat-Faced Dogs Open link in new window
    Brachycephalic means short-faced, sometimes called flat-faced. Short-faced breeds of dogs have their own share of unique problems. Be familiar with what they are.
  • Tooth Resorption in Dogs Open link in new window
    Tooth resorption is a progressive disease that leads to loss or destruction of teeth.

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