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  • Brucellosis in Dogs Open link in new window
    Brucellosis is an important venereal disease in many species. It does not usually come up in pet ownership because most pet dogs are not used for breeding. Once someone has decided to breed their dog, though, it behooves them to know all about this disease, particularly since it can be transmitted to humans.
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease in Dogs Open link in new window
    There are two types of disease that can afflict the intervertebral disk causing the disk to press painfully against the spinal cord. One type is a much slower degenerative process than the other.
  • Treating your Yard for Fleas and Ticks Open link in new window
    To treat fleas and ticks, the yard must be treated as well as your pets and home
  • Using Prednisolone in Horses with Laminitis and Founder Open link in new window
    Many horses with allergies are susceptible to laminitis and founder
  • Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) in Dogs Open link in new window
    Imagine your dog is happily playing in the yard, jumps up to catch a ball, lands badly, and comes up not just lame but weak or even paralyzed in a back leg. The toes knuckle under, perhaps. Maybe his back tilts downward, his rear legs too weak to rise all the way up. You check him over, trying to find where it hurts and it simply does not seem to hurt at all.
  • Tetanus in Pets (Lock Jaw) Open link in new window
    Most people don't know much about tetanus, also called lock-jaw. In fact, pets are fairly resistant to infection, which is why tetanus shots are not included in the standard vaccine series. So what should a dog owner know about tetanus?
  • CBD Use in Pets Open link in new window
    The use of CBD products in our pets has not been tested
  • Pregnant Dog Care Open link in new window
    Are you getting ready for the pitter-patter of little paws? As with humans, one can minimize complications with proper care in pregnancy. Having puppies may sound easy and it may seem like the dog does all the work, but that is not always how it turns out.
  • Subaortic Stenosis in Dogs Open link in new window
    Subaortic stenosis, known as SAS, is the most common congenital heart disease of large breed dogs. When a puppy with SAS is born, the stenosis is very small, barely a ridge near the valve, but over the first six months of life the stenosis grows and the murmur (hopefully) becomes more apparent.
  • Neonatal Isoerythrolysis in Kittens Open link in new window
    The problem results when a type B mother cat is bred to a type A tomcat. The type B mother has a uterus full of type A kittens. The feline placenta does not allow antibodies to cross over and this is what is life-saving for the kittens, presuming the humans involved know what to do next. The litter develops normally and is born normally. It is with nursing that disaster strikes.

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