Periodontal & Systemic Disease Connection in Dogs & Cats

Periodontal & Systemic Disease Connection in Dogs & Cats – Video by Dr. Brett Beckman

This video discusses the connection between periodontal & systemic disease in dogs and cats, citing research to support the fact that in dogs infection in the mouth can lead to multiple organ disease. Watch the video below and learn more.    If you liked this video and want to learn more about veterinary dentistry, read “Veterinary Dentistry with Dr. …

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Walk Your Dog Month – January

January is the month dedicated for you to get off the couch, get rid of the holiday blues and walk your dog more. Walking your dog more than just the usual 15 minutes for physiological needs has benefits for both you and your dog. Walking for at least 30 minutes improves your general health, improves circulation and that benefits your …

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Increase in Lyme disease cases in dogs

A recent study, conducted by the Companion Animal Parasite Control (CAPC), there is a significant increase in Lyme disease cases in dogs across the United States and Canada. This disease has become prevalent in states that were low-risk for this tick-borne disease. This disease has been reported more than usual in the Northwest and in regions of the United States …

Noise-cancellation doghouse

Noise-cancellation doghouse?

Ford has come up with a concept for a noise-cancellation doghouse to help all those poor dogs deadly afraid of thunders and fireworks. As the holiday season is here, we can see more and more pet-owners seeking medical help to calm their dogs around the horrible sound of fireworks. Even though this is only a concept, and if it were …

Can we reduce rabies in rural China?

A recent study, conducted by Huaiyu Tian of Beijing Normal University, Hailin Zhang of the Yunnan Provincial Key Laboratory for Zoonosis Control and Prevention, Simon Dellicour of KU Leuven, and colleagues, published in the journal “Plos Pathogens” talks about rabies in rural China and the role domestic dogs play in it. Despite the government’s effort to control the transmission of …

Keeping Your Pet Safe for Christmas and Having a Pet-Friendly Holiday

Keeping your pet safe for Christmas and having a pet-friendly holiday at the same time can sometimes be a difficult task. Christmas is that time of the year we anticipate so impatiently. It is the time of happiness, joy, family, love, presents and hopefully snow. Let’s be honest that all of us start acting a bit crazy while the festive …

Noise aversion tablets for dogs

Noise aversion tablets for dogs

The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has recently approved a new drug, noise aversion tablets for dogs suffering from noise aversion. We are talking about a tablet that will help these dogs reduce anxiety during noisy events such as fireworks, thunderstorms etc. The noise aversion tablets are made by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedic and are named Pexion (Imepitoin). They’re supposed to …

Male dogs are more prone to incontinence

Male dogs are more prone to incontinence – a study

A research team from RVC’s Vet Compass analyzed more than 100 000 records of male dogs that had attended more than 100 “first opinion” clinics in the United Kingdom from 2009 and 2013. Their research showed that male dogs are more prone to incontinence than what was believed before. This research has been published in the “Journal of Small Animal …