Pet Education

January 30, 2018

ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS TO YOUR CAT

ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS TO YOUR CAT   Before you leave your veterinarian’s office with a new medication, be sure to address any concerns or questions with your veterinary team. It is very important to follow all label directions carefully. Do not risk being bitten, scratched, or otherwise injured while trying to […]
January 30, 2018

Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease occurs when the body cannot produce adequate amounts of certain hormones, including a hormone called cortisol. Addison’s disease tends to affect young to middle-aged dogs, and females are more commonly affected than males. It is rare in cats. Diagnosis can be complicated, but most dogs respond well to appropriate […]
January 30, 2018

Acetaminophen Toxicity

Acetaminophen can be toxic to dogs and cats, but cats are 7 to 10 times more susceptible to acetaminophen toxicity than dogs are. Once swallowed, acetaminophen reaches the blood stream within 30 minutes; toxic effects are rapid and damage the liver and red blood cells. Never give a medication intended […]
January 30, 2018

ACTH STIMULATION TEST

ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) is a hormone produced by the brain that stimulates the adrenal glands to release cortisol and other hormones. Two medical conditions, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease, occur when the body’s regulation of adrenal gland hormones is altered. The ACTH stimulation test can help your veterinarian diagnose Cushing’s […]
January 30, 2018

10 WAYS TO HELP AN ARTHRITIC DOG

Bring your dog in for regular checkups so that your veterinarian can monitor your dog’s arthritis and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. Getting or keeping your dog slim can help by decreasing the load on his or her joints. Feeding your dog the right amount of high-quality food […]
January 30, 2018

10 HOUSEHOLD PLANTS THAT ARE DANGEROUS TO DOGS AND CATS

Over 700 indoor/outdoor plants contain toxic substances that may harm dogs and cats. If these plants are ingested, signs of poisoning can be mild to severe, sometimes even causing death. Most houseplants have multiple names, so it is important to confirm that the houseplants you currently own or may purchase […]
January 20, 2018

Canine Obesity

Obesity (the storage of excess fat) is usually caused by excessive food intake and insufficient exercise. According to estimates, 40% to 50% of dogs are overweight and 25% of dogs are obese. By examining your dog, your veterinarian can determine whether he or she is overweight or obese and help […]
January 12, 2018

Adopting A Pet Instead Of Buying

While estimates vary, approximately three to four million dogs and cats are euthanized (“put to sleep”) each year in the United States because too few people spay or neuter the pets they have, too few adopt their new pets, and too many give up their pets. By adopting a pet […]
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