General Practice

Beware Fake Animal Drugs

Beware Fake Animal Drugs

Patients with certain cancers treated with Avastin (bevacizumab) know that their cancer is serious. They may not necessarily be expecting a cure, but they are certainly hoping for improvement, at least in the form of tumor shrinkage. They hope the treatment will buy some time. They also know the medicine is expensive, costing doctors approximately $2000.00 […]

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Medical Description Of Hard, Firm And Soft

Hard. Firm. Soft. In order that doctors communicate clearly, we were taught early in our medical education how to use each of the above terms. I was reminded of that lesson when Heidi submitted a question that began, “Our cat has some hard object just below his knee…” As much as we can do through the […]

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Pica In Dogs

One never knows what the mail will bring. I got a note from an old friend today, inquiring about some behavior her dogs are doing that she’s not sure about. “My dogs are eating dirt. The three middle-aged ones are on Iams, the two older ones eat Science Diet for Mature Dogs. They eat twice […]

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Separating New Pets From Existing Pets

We have previously discussed the importance of keeping new pets separated from existing pets. Today we will talk about specific tips and strategies for accomplishing that task. No one will tell you it will be easy. You are facing a usually-short period of about three weeks of dual-householding before your new animals can meet the […]

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New York State Lawmakers Want All Dogs Microchipped

New York state lawmakers are considering a bill that would require all dogs to be microchipped and be tracked in a state database. Now, there is no bigger fan of microchips than MyPetsDoctor.com, but how do you feel about being forced, by the government, to microchip your pet? Let us know in the COMMENTS section […]

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Hotpacking Technique For Dogs And Cats

 Hotpacking is a means of using heat, usually moist heat, to enhance healing of a wound, swelling, sprain, abscess or other disease process in the body. Hotpacking provides warmth, which increases blood flow in the area experiencing the additional warmth. Increased blood flow brings with it higher levels of immune system factors as well as […]

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Hill’s New Healthy Advantage For Adult Cats

 Each day this week we are examining the parts of the new Hill’s Pet Nutrition Healthy Advantage line of foods. To see the series from the beginning, click here. Today we look at the Healthy Advantage food for adult cats: For adult cats: Oral health is especially important for adult cats. Plaque, calculus and gingivitis are […]

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Hill’s New Healthy Advantage Food For Adult Dogs

Each day this week we are examining the parts of the new Hill’s Pet Nutrition Healthy Advantage line of foods. To see the series from the beginning, click here. Today we look at the Healthy Advantage food for adult dogs: For adult dogs: By three years of age 80% of dogs have significant dental disease. As […]

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Hill’s New Healthy Advantage For Kittens

Each day this week we are examining the parts of the new Hill’s Pet Nutrition‘s new Healthy Advantage line of foods. To see the series from the beginning, click here. Today we look at the Healthy Advantage food for kittens: For kittens: Just as with puppies, kittens face many challenges to their health for which the immune […]

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