Category Internal Medicine

Raw Diets For Pets

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Raw diets for pets are in the news.  Again. We understand that there are pet owners who are sold on the idea of raw diets for their pets and we don’t expect to dissuade everyone from their conviction to the…

Trusting Supplement Manufacturers

The big medical news this week is the action by the State of New York’s Attorney General’s office to shut down the sales of store-branded products of certain nutritional supplements. The Attorney General’s actions resulted from testing that, allegedly, shows…

Ebola And Pets

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ARE DOGS AT RISK? First, let me put your mind at ease that the current strains of Ebola virus cannot kill your dog or cat. That said, dogs and other pets are not totally without worry from Ebola.You see the…

Jerky Treats Sicken Humans And Dogs

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Can you believe it? Pets are still getting sick on jerky treats, despite the widespread dissemination of information about how dangerous they are. Click here to read MyPetsDoctor.com’s original post about jerky treats. Now, not only have additional pets been…

Canine Hyperparathyroidism

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Canine hyperparathyroidism is one of several causes of hypercalcemia in dogs. Hypercalcemia, or elevated calcium level in the bloodstream, is defined as any laboratory reading above 11.4 mg dogs, as in people, the four parathyroid glands are located nestled into…

Water Is A Treat For Pets

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A drink of water is a treat? To your dog or cat, yes, indeed! Humans think of water as something we have to drink sometimes, but soft drinks, milk and tea are considered special to us. Just as dogs and…

An End To Rabies?

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An end to Rabies. Pie in the sky, or achievable goal? (Click here to read about the disease, Rabies.) The World Small Animal Veterinary Association and the World Organization for Animal Health believe they can team up, with help, to…

Zinc Toxicosis In Pets

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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…