Category: Veterinary Medicine

Picture Of Cat With Obesity Problem

Pet Obesity Problems, Health Risks and Management

Pet obesity problems can be very detrimental to the health of your trusted companion and are the cause of many chronic medical conditions. Obesity causes stress in all aspects of your pet’s health. Animals are very good at adapting and hiding symptoms, causing health issues to go unnoticed until they are a serious problem. If your pet is overweight, you may want to consider scheduling a wellness examination and bloodwork with your veterinarian to rule out any hidden health issues. PET OBESITY PROBLEMS CAN CAUSE THE FOLLOWING HEALTH ISSUES: Arthritis Slipped disc Torn or strained ligaments Respiratory problems associated with endurance and

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Puppy Lying In A Crate For Training

Puppy Crate Training

Puppy crate training is not mean–dogs love crates! Puppy crate training will help your puppy satisfy the “den instinct” inherited from its ancestors. It will become your puppy’s “own private place”–a “security blanket” of sorts. Puppy crate training also provides guaranteed confinement of your puppy for reasons of security, safety, travel, and housetraining. Puppy crate training is a great method to create balance and harmony in your puppy’s life. It helps you provide control and structure, rather than sporadic punishment after the fact when trouble has occurred. This eliminates many negative feelings on the part of the owner, and a

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Melatonin for Dog Alopecia

Melatonin for Dog Alopecia (Hair Loss in Dogs)

Veterinarians and pet owners alike are experiencing success using melatonin for Dog Alopecia (hair loss in dogs). The most common form of alopecia for dogs is seasonal alopecia, also called cyclic follicular dysplasia.   This condition is denoted by the hair loss on a dog’s flanks and back. Hair loss can also occur on the base of the tail, nose, and ears. Usually, the skin becomes darker in the areas where the hair loss has occurred, and the dog’s hair will become dry and coarse. Some breeds of dogs are more likely to be affected by seasonal alopecia than others. Bulldogs,

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Compounded veterinary medicine

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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