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Getting Good Information Online

Getting Good Information Online

MyPetsDoctor.com has reminded readers many times that 64% of the medical information online is either outdated, or just plain wrong. Drs. Mike Roizen and Mehmet Oz have recently written pieces in their weekly newspaper column about inaccurate online medical information. Of Wikipedia, they say, “A new study compared info on Wiki’s medical articles to facts […]

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  July 11, 2014   2 comments
Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency In Dogs And Cats

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency In Dogs And Cats

Like many mammalian organs, the pancreas is two organs in one. It has an endocrine (hormone) function, producing insulin, which allows cells to utilize glucose for energy. It also has an exocrine (secretive) function, producing enzymes that aid in the breakdown of fat and other major components of food so that they can be absorbed […]

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  March 21, 2014   No comments
Feline Acne

Feline Acne

Feline acne. It’s not just teenaged skin. Acne in cats is common and, in most cases, not a terribly difficult problem to control. However, it can become a deep and serious infection. Initial signs can be subtle, and are usually limited to the chin. Black debris, hair loss, scratching. These can progress to redness and […]

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  January 17, 2014   No comments
Zinc Toxicosis In Pets

Zinc Toxicosis In Pets

Zinc. You can’t live without it. And, neither can your pets. Like so many things, though, more is not better. Overdosing on zinc can be fatal. Zinc is an essential metallic micronutrient, meaning our bodies’ requirement for it is extremely small. Zinc is a necessary element in more than 200 enzymes. SOURCES OF ZINC TOXICOSIS […]

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  December 6, 2013   No comments
Skin Scraping In Veterinary Dermatology

Skin Scraping In Veterinary Dermatology

“Deeeeep and wide, Deeeeep and wide, there’s a fountain flowing deep and wide.” I never fail to think of that church song from my childhood when it’s time to perform a skin scraping on a patient. I have the late Dr. Matt Wiggins, our Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine dermatology professor to thank for […]

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  November 29, 2013   No comments
Acromegaly In Cats

Acromegaly In Cats

Acromegaly may be the cause of your diabetic cat having poorly-regulated blood sugar. Acromegaly is defined as an excess production of growth hormone. Growth hormone (GH) is one of many steroid hormones produced by the body. GH is synthesized in the pituitary gland, inside the brain. Acromegaly occurs when a functional, non-cancerous (benign) tumor in […]

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  November 15, 2013   No comments
Make Video Of Your Pet’s Abnormalities

Make Video Of Your Pet’s Abnormalities

Mrs. Jones has been a faithful MyPetsDoctor.com reader for quite some time. Our first encounter was when she sent in a comment with a question about her elderly dog, Maggie Mae. Maggie Mae eventually succumbed to the effects of 13 years as a Great Dane and the Jones family was without a pet for the […]

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  October 4, 2013   No comments
Feline Infectious Peritonitis Update

Feline Infectious Peritonitis Update

Feline Infectious Peritonitis, FIP, is a disease of cats causing a variety of illnesses. For new information on FIP, including treatment, click here. FIP is caused by a coronavirus, so-called because under an electron microscope it looks like a crown or “corona.” In its original form, enteric coronavirus, it has only the ability to cause […]

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  September 27, 2013   No comments