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How is Compounded Veterinary Medicine Used For Ear Infections?

What is Compounded Veterinary Medicine or Drugs? Compounded Veterinary Medicine or drugs are “a unique, custom-made product that fills a prescription written by a doctor when there is no commercially available alternative.” Simple enough! Compounded drugs in veterinary medicine have come under scrutiny lately. The reason is the ever-present concern with quality control. I use a compounding pharmacy from Arizona, Roadrunner Pharmacy. Verifying methods of quality control is of utmost importance in choosing a compounding pharmacy. In small animals, especially dogs, the best use of compounded drugs is in the treatment of ear infections. Owner compliance in otitis is often

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Snake Bite Symptoms and First Aid For Your Dog

 What do I do if I see a poisonous snake bite on my dog? What are the snake bite symptoms? Today, I saw a unique case of a snakebite in a Terrier named Jess. We see these fairly common and I thought it would be an interesting article. In Tennessee, there are four snakes considered to cause potential problems in pets. They are collectively termed “pit vipers” and consist of the following: Northern and Southern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortix), Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus), Western Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus) and the Western Pigmy Rattlesnake (Sisturus miliarius). For more info on poisonous snakes in Tennessee  click here. The

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PU Surgery Recovery: Cat Perineal Urethrostomy

I saw a very interesting case the other day that will appeal to all cat lovers. This kitty is 14 years old and presented with painful and inappropriate urination. Sounds like a simple, straightforward case of UTI/FUS and/or stones. Oh, how wrong I was! Upon further exam, this kitty had a large mass on the sheath of his penis. The mass was about the size of a nickel. I thought for sure this was a tumor, most likely a squamous cell carcinoma. We decided that cat perineal urethrostomy would be the best course of treatment. Indications for Cat Perineal Urethrostomy

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Pet Alternative Medicine As An Option

Recently, a client asked me how I got involved in the field of pet alternative medicine. This led me to revisit my past attitudes and beliefs about veterinary medicine and compare them to my present practice. The fact that I practice pet alternative medicine at all is somewhat ironic. Earlier in my career, the thought of incorporating pet alternative medicine into my practice would have been an absolute joke. There was no way I envisioned myself not being an absolute, straightforward, “by the book” veterinarian. Mastering pet alternative medicine never even crossed my mind. I was even questioned in the

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Cold Tail Or Limber Tail Syndrome in Dogs

 What is Cold Tail or Limber Tail Syndrome? The cold tail is a syndrome or injury occurring mostly in sporting or working dogs, such as Labs and Pointers. Cold tail syndrome is also known as: Limber tail Swimmer’s tail Cold water tail Broken tail Dead tail Happy tail Broken wag The tail just quits working! The injury or syndrome affects your dog’s tail. It becomes painful at or near the base. What are the Symptoms? The symptoms of limber tail are: A very flaccid tail Holding the tail horizontally for approximately 10 cm, and then dropping vertically. More pronounced in dogs

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No. 1 Super Remedy for Dog Restlessness

Endless panting, pacing, and unsettled behavior. It’s easy to spot when your dog is restless. And naturally, as a concerned pet owner, you quickly browse through the internet for a natural remedy for dog restlessness. Then, the anxiety sets in. We are familiar with the feeling. You know your pet’s normal behavior, and you are aware when they’re out of character. But it’s best that you put your anxiety at rest because that will only create panic. And when you panic, it’s difficult to be solution-oriented. There is a natural remedy for dog restlessness and panting. So, you can stop

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Veterinary Cryosurgery

What is Veterinary Cryosurgery? Dr. Smith often uses veterinary cryosurgery in his pet cancer treatment plans. Cryosurgery, also called cryotherapy or cryoablation, is a common cancer procedure used in humans. Dr. Smith uses it to skin tumors, and sometimes even certain tumors inside the body. Cryosurgery works by using extreme cold produced by liquid nitrogen or argon gas to destroy cancer cells and abnormal tissue. Watch the Video  Transcription Dr. Smith:  Ladies and gentlemen, I’m Doctor Marc Smith, a 20-year practicing veterinarian and co-creator of PET | TAO Holistic Pet Products, and I’m gonna work on this fine kitty. Look

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Looking for an Herbal Formulation for Diabetes in Cats?

Why Use an Herbal Formulation for Diabetes in Cats? I remember my first experience giving a cat insulin shots. It was years ago, and I was pet sitting for a friend. Giving kitty an insulin shot would be easy, she said. Just give him a little tuna and give him a shot. That’s it! NOPE. To say the least, giving the kitty a shot didn’t happen quite the way she described it. What she didn’t tell me was how much kitty hated the shot. Or, how fast I’d need to inject to avoid getting scratched! Let’s face it, insulin injections

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What’s the Best Supplement for Joint Health in Dogs?

We all want our dogs to feel good and have an excellent quality of life, no matter what age.Unfortunately, many dogs suffer from weakened or worn out joints Arthritis and Joint Health in Dogs Arthritis is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. All dogs suffer from arthritis as they age. In fact, according to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 20% of all adult dogs have arthritis. In other words, 1 in 5 adult dogs suffers from arthritis. However,  if your dog is older than 7 years, there is a 65% chance he or she suffers from

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