Articles by Species

Click on a species below and select a topic category to read the articles

Other Articles

General interest topics benefiting human and animal health.

View list

Have questions on medications? Check here for information, cautions and concerns, as well as possible side effects.

View List

Latest Articles

Latest articles

  • Meclizine Hydrochloride (Bonine, Antivert, Dramamine, UniVert, Vertin-21) Open link in new window
    An excellent product for people that can also be used for car-sick pets, meclizine hydrochloride is generally used for nausea relief due to motion sickness. It is also used to control the nausea resulting from vestibular disease, a syndrome characterized by vertigo and loss of balance.
  • Hemangiopericytoma in Dogs Open link in new window
    Hemangiopericytoma is a common tumor in dogs. It does not spread the way one normally thinks of cancer. It does tend to recur at the site where it was originally removed. If left alone, this tumor eventually becomes inoperable, disfiguring, and lethal though generally this takes years.
  • Using Ionophores to Control Coccidia and Improve Health in Calves Open link in new window
    Ionophores are commonly added to food and water to control coccidiosis in young calves until the calf’s natural immunity allows them to fight off the infection once they are older. Ionophores improve calf health and performance by decreasing disease and improving feed efficiency. 
  • Hydrotherapy Used in Equine Rehabilitation Open link in new window
    Rehabilitation of human patients after injury is common and it is becoming more common in equine medicine. One of the most common forms of rehabilitation in horses is hydrotherapy.
  • Teaching Your Dog to Love the Cone Open link in new window
    Elizabethan collars (sometimes referred to as “cones of shame”) are necessary tools to keep pets from licking a surgical site, wound, or hot spot; chewing off bandages or splints; or scratching their ears or face. 
  • Pyometra in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Pyometra is the life-threatening infection of the uterus that generally occurs in middle-aged to older female dogs in the 6 weeks following heat. A uterus with pyometra swells dramatically and is filled with pus, bacteria, dying tissue, and toxins. Without treatment, the pet is expected to die.
  • Contracted Heels in Horses and Metal Horseshoes Open link in new window
    Contracted heels in horses can lead to lameness and many people believe this is caused by metal shoes. Heel contraction in horses involves narrowing of the caudal (toward the tail) part of the hoof including the frog, buttress and heel bulbs. Some believe that horseshoes restrict the movement of the heels and lead to contraction, but this does not appear to be the case.
  • Allergies: Atopic Dermatitis (Airborne) in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    We get hay fever; dogs get itchy skin. This condition is usually seasonal - but not always - and many treatments are available. Find out the causes and what you can do to relieve your pet's discomfort.
  • Hydroxyzine (Atarax) Open link in new window
    This drug is an antihistamine used to deal in various ways with itchy skin. Hydroxyzine is frequently included in antihistamine trials for allergic skin disease.
  • The Uses of Cat Towel Wraps Open link in new window
    Towel wraps, also known as kitty burritos, help cats feel comfortable and safe, but not confined or scared.

You might like

The same folks who provide Veterinary Partner® also offer a blog called VetzInsight. Rather than explain what occurs in a disease process and how to treat it - which Veterinary Partner® offers - our goal is not only to inform on larger issues but to tap into the numerous emotions at play within the human-animal bond. We're here to learn and have fun. If you're interested in learning more about a broader look at veterinary medicine, the veterinarians, the clients, and the patients, VetzInsight is a great learning experience.

VETzInsight Home

The content of this site is owned by Veterinary Information Network (VIN®), and its reproduction and distribution may only be done with VIN®'s express permission.

The information contained here is for general purposes only and is not a substitute for advice from your veterinarian. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk.

Links to non-VIN websites do not imply a recommendation or endorsement by VIN® of the views or content contained within those sites.