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Breed Specific Canine Aggression

Canine aggression This is a complex topic and doesn’t offer simple and universal answers which can be considered definitive and appropriate. The real fact is that there is a lack of data and scientific research that will serve as an opinion molding tool for the general public. Breed specific aggression is not only a highly controversial topic, but also a …

National Caregivers Month- November

National Caregivers Month – November

A caregiver is an unpaid or paid member of the family that helps with daily activities and everything connected. Typical daily duties of a caregiver may include taking care of someone with a chronic disease or illness, managing medications and communicating with doctors or nurses, helping to bathe and dress someone that is disabled, preparing meals and taking care of …

Ear mites – Otodectes cyanotis

Does Fido keep scratching and whining in pain? His ears smell funny? Does your cat lose balance climbing down the tree? Maybe it’s time to visit the vet and check them ears out.  Maybe it’s ear mites! Ear mites are tiny little microscopic parasites living their life cycle in the inner ear canal and feeding on dead skin cells. The …

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Latest Canine Vaccination Guidelines for USA

Although we recently prepared a couple of articles related to vaccination guidelines for companion animals, both in the US and Europe, we are happy to announce that an online (mobile-ready) vaccination guidelines website has been launched to help private practices and veterinarians determine the best suitable protocol for individual patients. The guidelines were designed by the American Animal Hospital Association …

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National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

November 7th is marked as the National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day. The day of awareness was submitted by Terry Simons, a respected and well-known dog agility trainer in January 2015. Reveille, Terry’s bellowed dog was diagnosed with lymphoma sometime in 2011 and after actively and successfully competing in agility challenges, even during the treatment, she was let go a year …

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Intervertebral Disc Diseases in Dogs – Unraveling the Genetics

The IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) represents a syndrome of combined pain and neurological problems accompanied by degeneration of one or even more Intervertebral discs. Sometimes this condition is referred to as herniated or slipped disc. The disease is one of the most prevalent neurological disorders in companion animals and supposedly affects approximately 2% of the dog population. The discs are …

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National Cat Day!

Someone’s favorite and someone’s not-so-favorite companion animals do have their own national holiday. Cats have indeed some unique and specific characteristics both in behavior and look and have a special place in the field of veterinary medicine. The National Cat Day was initially celebrated in 2005 as a way to raise awareness about the vast number of homeless cats around …

Problems Associated with Brachycephalic Dogs

Although they seem utterly cute and funny, and kind of resemble human babies’ face, the brachycephalic breeds tend to have a couple of breed-specific health issues because of their unconventional body conformation. These health disorders can become seriously dangerous and sometimes fatal. They are quite uncomfortable for the animal, and unfortunately, dogs have to live an entire lifetime carrying this …

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Complex of Respiratory Diseases in Cats

The complex of respiratory diseases in cats includes illnesses which are manifested with mouth cavity ulcerations, salivation, and lacrimation, conjunctivitis, rhinitis and sinusitis. Most important diseases in domestic and exotic species of cats associated with this complex include FCV (Feline Calicivirus) FVR (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Herpesvirus Type 1), Mycoplasma Felis and Chlamydia Felis. FCV and FVR are of far …