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  • Vaginitis in Puppies Open link in new window
    Puppy vaginitis is a sticky, cloudy, white or yellowish vaginal discharge.
  • Flea and Tick Control Products for Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    The comparison charts - one for dogs, one for cats - allows side-by-side glimpse of available products so you can determine what is best for your pets.
  • Immunotherapy for Allergies in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Most people know someone who gets periodic "allergy shots" for airborne allergies. What this means is that an individually-made serum is created using small amounts of allergens (proteins against which the person reacts). It works for dogs and cats, too.
  • Giardia in Pets Open link in new window
    Giardia is the genus of a protozoan parasite that is infectious to both humans and pets all over the world. Diarrhea can precede the shedding of the Giardia. Infection is more common in kennel situations where animals are housed in groups.
  • Sulfasalazine (Azulfidine) Open link in new window
    Sulfasalazine represents an innovative exception in antibiotics used for colitis. Essentially, a salve is applied to the surface of the inflamed colon.
  • Amoxicillin Open link in new window
    Amoxicillin represents a synthetic improvement upon the original Penicillin molecule. Amoxicillin is better able to resist damage from stomach acid so less of an oral dose is wasted. While it is still susceptible to destruction by Staphylococcal enzymes, it does have a much broader spectrum against the Gram negative cell wall and is able to last a bit longer.
  • Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats Are Clumsy from Birth Open link in new window
    A cat with this disease clearly has balance issues: he walks with his legs widely placed for fear of falling, and places his feet clumsily. He often leans against walls for support. Sitting still, he may look like a fairly normal cat but once focused, tremors begin getting more wobbly as concentration becomes more intense. Despite the obvious impairment, cats with this condition are happy, able to feed themselves and use a litter box, and are felt to have good life quality.
  • Infection Is a Possible Complication of Tooth Extraction in Horses Open link in new window
    Lots of older horses will develop cupped out and shortened teeth, tooth fractures, and periodontal disease because feed becomes packed between the teeth and can lead to infection.
  • Cold Weather and Pneumonia in Calves Open link in new window
    Cold weather enhances the growth of certain respiratory organisms inside the calf's nose and upper respiratory tract, and the more bacteria there are in there, the more likely they reach the lower lung and cause pneumonia.
  • Introducing the New Baby to Your Cat Open link in new window
    Some cats interact really well with new babies and will continue their lives as if nothing has changed. For many cats, however, changes associated with a new baby in the house can be a difficult adjustment and may result in stress or anxiety.

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