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  • Sterile Cystitis (Pandora Syndrome) in Cats Open link in new window
    Also known as Feline Interstitial Cystitis, Feline Idiopathic Cystitis, FIC. Cystitis may result from a bacterial infection or bladder stones. Dogs rarely get sterile cystitis, while it’s quite common among young to middle-aged cats.
  • Otitis Externa Treatment in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Otitis externa is an inflammation or infection of the external ear canal. Bacteria, yeast, ear mites, and allergies can all cause it. Addressing this problem involves four steps.
  • Insulinoma in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Unfortunately, most insulinomas in dogs and cats are malignant. This is bad news but the good news is that regardless of this fact, surgery is still helpful as the bulk of the tumor (if not all of it) can be removed.
  • Moxidectin Open link in new window
    Moxidectin is an anti-parasite medication that affects the nervous system of insects and most parasitic worms while leaving the mammal nervous system unharmed.
  • Loperamide (Imodium AD) Open link in new window
    If your pet has diarrhea, it may be a condition that disturbs your well-being as well as your pet's. One medication that can help in some circumstances is the human medication Imodium AD. One interesting little fact: this medication is a member of the opiate class of drugs!
  • Heartworm Treatment for Dogs Open link in new window
    It has been said that the treatment of heartworm infection is somewhat of an art. There are several strategies that can be used including the option of not treating at all. The important concept to realize is that very harsh arsenic based drugs are necessary to kill adult heartworms and that treating for heartworm infection is neither simple nor safe in itself.
  • Cisapride (Propulsid) Open link in new window
    One of the stomach's most important functions is to grind the food we eat into a fine slurry that will pass through the intestines freely. A strong rhythm of contraction is necessary to effect this and this rhythm creates the stomach's motility. Cisapride is thus an excellent alternative to those patients who have unacceptable side effects with metoclopramide.
  • Respiratory Disease in Dogs Sweeping Across the US? Outbreak of Disease or Media Attention? Open link in new window
  • Cribbing in Horses Open link in new window
    Cribbing, also called crib-biting, or wind-sucking, is a stereotypy. This means that the horse does it over and over, pretty much the same way every time, and that it doesnt have any obvious purpose. 
  • Assessing Quality of Life & Euthanasia in Companion Animals Open link in new window
    The decision to euthanize a pet should be one that you always look back upon and know that the best decision was made and that you would make the same decision again in the same situation. So how do you know if it is time?

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