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    Ask any rabbit fancier and they'll tell you what makes rabbits so great. These affectionate, high-spirited herbivores are full of mischief and games. Their amusing behavior coupled with their quiet nature and convenient size makes them wonderful house pets, for those owners who can meet their unique needs.
  • Transdermal Medications Open link in new window
    Transdermal medications are intended to deliver medications through the skin and into the bloodstream.
  • Tylosin (Tylan┬«) Open link in new window
    An antibiotic, tylosin is used for its anti-inflammatory properties in the large intestine rather than for its ability to fight infection.
  • 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.
  • Toceranib Phosphate (Palladia) Open link in new window
    This medication was developed to address the mast cell tumor in dogs.
  • Before You Buy That Horse-Pre-Purchase Exams Open link in new window
    Getting a pre-purchase exam before buying a horse is a good idea, but there are a lot of options for these exams.
  • Elbow Hygromas in Dogs Open link in new window
    The usual patient for this condition is a short-haired large breed dog, usually an adolescent, brought in for assessment of a fluid-filled swelling at the point of one or both elbows. This is the classical presentation of the elbow hygroma, the body's response to chronic trauma to the point of the elbow.
  • Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism in Cats Open link in new window
    Do you have an older cat who is losing weight despite having an excellent appetite? That is the hallmark sign of hyperthyroidism in cats.
  • Colitis-Related Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Colitis means inflammation of the colon and that spells diarrhea - often with fresh blood or mucus - and straining and discomfort for the pet, as well as a mess to clean up.
  • Inappropriate Elimination (House-Soiling) in Cats Open link in new window
    Does your cat seem to forget where the real litter box is and instead use an imaginary litter box in the middle of the living room rug? This could be caused by medical or behavioral problems.

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