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  • Hoof Abscess Treatment in a Horse Open link in new window
    4/19/2021
    Treating these abscesses involves opening the area at the white line to allow drainage
  • Soaking Hay to Remove Sugar for Horses Open link in new window
    4/19/2021
    Lots of folks soak hay for 30-60 minutes and that is likely not enough time, depending on the hay.
  • Phenylpropanolamine (Proin) Open link in new window
    4/14/2021
    Phenylpropanolamine is used for the control of urinary incontinance in female dogs.
  • Meibomian Gland (Eyelid) Tumors in Dogs Open link in new window
    4/14/2021
    Usually eyelid masses are benign but sometimes they are sebaceous adenocarcinomas, a type of cancer
  • Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats Open link in new window
    4/12/2021
    The primary disease that caused the problem also needs to be addressed
  • Loratadine (Claritin) Open link in new window
    4/7/2021
    Loratadine represents a new generation of antihistamine that does not cross the blood-brain barrier and does not cause drowsiness. It also is much longer lasting than some of the classic antihistamines in use. The size of this tablet and its twice a day dosing schedule make it a convenient antihistamine for feline use.
  • Low Stress Toothbrushing for Dogs Open link in new window
    4/7/2021
    Dental disease is painful and most pets over the age of three suffer from gum disease. Recommended by veterinarians, daily toothbrushing is one if the best ways to slow the progression of dental disease, lengthen the time between professional cleanings, and has many other benefits to your pet’s overall health.
  • Disaster Preparation for Your Pets Open link in new window
    4/6/2021
    Planning tips from the Humane Society of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the American Red Cross, and the Cat Fancier's Association can help you prepare for your pets safety in the event of a disaster. 
  • Mirtazapine (Remeron) Open link in new window
    4/6/2021
    The side effects make mirtazapine a desirable medication for animals. It has strong anti-nausea properties and acts as a strong appetite stimulant.
  • Protruding Vaginal Masses in Dogs Open link in new window
    4/6/2021
    The only prevention is spaying

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