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Catharina Hjorth

Catharina is a Veterinary Medicine student from Uni of Copenhagen. When she isn’t making camp in the library, stuck to the books, she’s also a writer and avid photographer. Capturing everything from buildings to dogs – especially her poodle Bailey is a frequent subject.

What you Need to Know About Feline Herpes

Definition of the Feline Herpes Virus (FHV)  Most humans will recognize the name “herpes”’, but don’t worry, the feline herpes virus type 1 (FHV.1) is nothing like its human cousin. Feline herpes is known under names like cat herpes or feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR). It is an infectious upper respiratory disease that can infect wild …

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Baytril for Dogs and Cats

Using Baytril for Dogs and Cats  Baytril is a type of antibiotic called Enrofloxacin. It is used to treat bacterial infections in pets. Enrofloxacin for cats and dogs works on both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacterias.  Earlier, some of these were nearly impossible to treat, but with Baytril, it is possible, especially when it comes to …

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Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) by Surgery

What is Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV)?  Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) syndrome is also called dog bloat. It occurs in dogs when the stomach dilates and twists into an abnormal position (gastric volvulus). It is a life-threatening condition and needs emergency GDV surgery.  The dilation can occur in any dog. Typically pressure in the …

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Introducing the Dog Med Laser

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an old and handy tool for reducing inflammation and pain – a process also called PhotoBioModulation. So far, it’s mostly been used on humans, but now it’s also available for dogs to use at home, to accelerate wound closure, and improve musculoskeletal conditions!  LLLT is a non-heating laser that sends …

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What to Do If Your Dog Needs a Wheelchair?

Do you ever look at your dog and wonder if he needs a wheelchair? Perhaps he’s becoming a senior furry citizen with joint issues. Or maybe your furry friend requires a wheelchair due to an accident or disease. Whatever the reason, getting a doggy wheelchair can significantly improve your best friend’s quality of life. Take …

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