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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…

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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…

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NO Hill’s Pet Nutrition Recall

There is a rumor floating around that Hill’s Pet Nutrition Metabolic diet is the subject of a recall. I have spoken to Hill’s headquarters in Kansas, and they assure me that there is no recall. We were confident that there…

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Coprophagy

The eating of stool is called coprophagy. Gross to think that he might have kissed you after eating that, isn’t it? “Pica” is defined in Dorland’s Medical Dictionary as “a craving for unnatural articles of food; a depraved appetite as…

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Anal Sac Tumors

Anal sac tumors are insidious. Buried in the tissue between the internal and external anal sphincters, they are often not detected until they are large. By then, they have often metastasized. For anal sac masses detected small, speed is essential,…

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Dangerous Dog Jerky

Dog jerky treats with Chinese** ingredients have been problematic for several years. And, yet, there is a recent resurgence of news reports, thanks to a renewed push by FDA to warn pet owners about the dangers of these treats. Bottom…

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Helping Obese Pets

My favorite pet weight-loss story began with an unlikely pair. “Sheba” belonged to a family, but I routinely saw the father and the early-20s daughter. They had been coming to me for some time with the sweetest Rottweiler our practice…