Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

“Doctor, my cat is itchy, and she has these little bumps all over.” After a thorough examination, I announced, “Lucy has Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex. We call it EGC.” Since that first visit, we have treated Snoopy several more times for the condition, and she has responded beautifully. Board-certified veterinary dermatologists dislike using “EGC” as a […]

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Pets Are A Special Gift

Pets Are A Special Gift

Certainly, Christmas is a time of giving. And receiving. It’s also a time of reflection. Coming on the heels of Thanksgiving, when we stopped our hectic pace for a few moments to count our blessings, the Christmas season can be a continuation of that state of mind. It’s a good time to stop and think […]

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Canine Influenza Update: How Bad Is It?

Canine Influenza Update: How Bad Is It?

The current run of canine influenza cases spreading across the country started in Georgia and quickly expanded to Florida with a crew of dog show participants. Rapidly, it dispersed to nine more states. In Louisville, KY, where our children and grandchildren live, the situation has gotten so bad that one clinic, Blue Pearl Louisville Specialty […]

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Spay Tattoos Are In The News

Spay Tattoos Are In The News

Tattoos have been in the news at MyPetsDoctor.com lately. A reader wrote in to complain that the doctor she took her female dog to for ovariohysterectomy surgery didn’t offer her the option to decline a tattoo indicating her dog had had surgery. Marie’s description: “A black crossed out female sign is revolting imagery. Who even […]

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Canine Influenza Outbreak Expands

Canine Influenza Outbreak Expands

Even though Florida is getting the most press in the latest canine influenza (CI) outbreak, it may have started in Perry, Georgia. (As of July 3, 2017, at least 82 cases have been laboratory confirmed.)  Every dog who tested positive has a connection to the shows or to another dog who had been at one […]

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Flea Control Update

Flea Control Update

If you are having a major flea problem this year, you are not alone. We are seeing astonished pet owners and pets overwhelmed with fleas after the very mild winter. Here’s what you can do. IN AND ON YOUR PET Every dog and every cat needs to be on year-round heartworm preventive, and heartworm preventives […]

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Triennial American Heartworm Society Report Released

Triennial American Heartworm Society Report Released

The American Heartworm Society has just released its 2016 Heartworm Incidence Survey results, calling it The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. The triennial survey gathers information from over 4200 veterinarians across the country, from clinics and shelters. The Good • Veterinarians who reported reductions in cases credit better compliance with monthly heartworm preventive administration. […]

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9 Lives And Other Smucker Cat Foods Recalled

9 Lives And Other Smucker Cat Foods Recalled

This has the potential to be big. Pet food companies the size of 9 Lives’ parent, J. M. Smucker (yes, the jelly people), don’t make mistakes with their food very often. Fortunately, they caught this one early, so cats are at little risk, as long as their owners get new food soon. For starters, let’s […]

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Universal Blood Test

Universal Blood Test

As much as we would like to have a test that could be run on a single drop of blood, answer every medical question that could possibly arise, and cost less than ten dollars, we’re not there yet. Or, anywhere close. The most common panel of screening lab tests for general, overall health status includes: […]

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