Pet Cancer Awareness Month – November

A rough estimate is that every 4th dog and every 5th cat will eventually develop some form of cancer during its lifetime. Cancers found in dogs and cats are very similar to the ones in humans and thorough research is of great benefit both for animals and people. A pet diagnosed with cancer isn’t necessarily a death sentence, as modern …

Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotic Awareness Week (12-18 November)

History The first ever campaign on antibiotic use was initiated in Europe in order to raise awareness and understanding of antibiotic resistance. The campaign was called EAAD (European Antibiotic Awareness Day) and since its birth in 2008, it has successfully functioned as a platform supporting national campaigns. After similar approaches popped-out in many other world regions, WAAW (World Antibiotic Awareness …

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Surgical Hypothermia

Veterinary surgery is a huge part of most veterinary clinics. All veterinary clinics are aware of surgical complications and surgical hypothermia. On the infographic below you may see the path for heat loss in animals during surgeries, the main reasons for heat loss during surgeries and simple ways of preventing heat loss during surgeries. All veterinary surgeries can be divided …

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Veterinary Specialties

Veterinary Specialties

Additional training and educational course for a DVM gives them an opportunity to specialize in a certain field of veterinary specialties. After the training course, the doctor has to pass an examination process evaluating his expertise in the field. If the exam is successfully passed then you become a veterinary specialist. Veterinary specialists are more and more popular and a …

Reducing Obesity and Allergy with Pet exposure in Children kid with dog

Reducing Obesity and Allergy with Pet exposure in Children

Besides being man’s best friends and giving unconditional love to their owners, recent research proves that dogs can be beneficial for their families’ health, especially the youngest members if we introduce pet exposure from a young age.   A new study conducted by the University of Alberta explains just how owning a dog reduces the possibility for a child to …

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Handling animals with aggressive behavior in the clinic

Any animal has the potential to be aggressive, especially in the veterinary clinic. Many times this aggression stems from fear and anxiety. For some pets, the act of getting to the clinic is stressful enough without the added features of other pets and people along with pheromones from other equally stressed animals. There are a few things that can be …

World Zoonoses Day – July 6

What are zoonotic diseases? Zoonoses, or zoonotic diseases, are infectious diseases that can be transmitted to humans from the animals. Zoonotic diseases and infections can be caused by a variety of pathogens like parasites, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It is known, that most diseases that affect humans have origins from animals, but only the diseases that can be transmitted directly …

Veterinary Medicine in Third World Countries

We have a lot of readers that come both from developed and developing countries and we are grateful for each and every one of them. Through our articles and posts, we tend to provide educational material that can elevate the field of veterinary medicine even higher for the sole purpose of enhancing the well being of animals and humans. Many …

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Osteosarcoma in dogs and cats

Bone tumors are masses of abnormal, uncontrollable cell growth within the bone. They can involve the axial skeleton (the spine, the ribs, the pelvis, the scapula and the skull), or more often the appendicular skeleton (the limbs). Bone tumors are classified as primary or secondary tumors. Primary tumors develop and arise in the bone, and secondary bone tumors have spread …