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Dachshund Survives Back Surgery, Brings Joy to Couple Dealing With Cancer Diagnosis

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By Helen-Anne Travis For the O'Sheas, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. Barely a month after Patrick O’Shea was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, their dachshund Mr. Fritz lost control of his back legs....

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H3N2 Dog Flu Spreading Rapidly

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On an almost weekly basis, it seems as if I’ve been seeing reports of the “new” form of dog flu (H3N2) causing illness in parts of the country that were previously unaffected. There are a couple of reasons why H3N2 is spreading...

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The Usefulness of Lysine Supplements for Cats Under Scrutiny

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Herpesvirus infections in cats (also called feline viral rhinotracheitis) can be a big problem. Most cats are exposed to the virus at some point in their lives. Usually, the illness that results looks a lot like the human cold. Infected cats...

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Human-Grade Diets Are Better for Cancer Patients Than Feed-Grade Diets - Here's Why

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What to feed a pet with cancer is a question capable of producing a variety of answers depending on the perspective of the person answering the query and one’s training and experience—even amongst veterinarians. Since my dog...

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Meet Quasimodo, a Dog With Rare Short Spine Syndrome Who is Thriving

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A dog lovinglynamed Quasimodo has captured the fascination and admiration of the internet thanks to his unique frame due to Short Spine Syndrome. The 4-year-old German Shepherdwas found as a stray in Kentucky and has since been taken...

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Cases of Dog Flu Reported to Be on the Rise, and All Dogs Are at Risk

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It’s flu time; for us and, increasingly, for our dogs. While the Zika virus is all over the news—and rightfully so, as it has terrifying consequences for pregnant women in mosquito endemic areas—canine influenza is also on...

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Brain Tumors in Cats and Dogs Often the Most Challenging of Cancers

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One of the less common cancers I’m asked to consult on are brain tumors. Though such tumors occur with fair frequency in both cats and dogs, optimal diagnostic and treatment plans are not well established. Thus brain tumors are considered...

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What If You Can’t Have a Pet At College?

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What all of this boils down to is knowing yourself as a student. In addition to new experiences, college can also bring new concerns and stresses. In all situations, a pet is a responsibility not to be taken lightly. If you’re unsure as...

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Cats - Purrs the Word

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A cat in a college setting has many of the same issues as dogs. Cats do fare better when left alone for longer periods of time than dogs, given they don’t need to be walked and they sleep most of the day, but they can be just as destructive...

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Small Breed Dogs

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When it comes to having a pet like a dog in a dorm or college setting, there are many things to consider. While most everyone likes to play and snuggle with a dog, not quite as many like to take it for late night walks or clean up after accidents....

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Cute and Snuggly Exotics: The Original Pocket Monsters

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Hamsters, gerbils, Guinea pigs, mice, fancy rats (and plain pet rats) can all make good college pets. They do well in small enclosures and can be left alone for several hours at a time. Most small rodents don’t mind being handled and enjoy...

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Reptiles: They're Cold, But They Make Great Roommates

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Another good choice for a dorm pet is a reptile. There are any number of docile reptiles to choose from. When it comes to snakes, the schools that allow them generally have a length limit of around five feet. With a maximum tank size of 10 gallons,...

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Fish: What Do We Do? We Swim

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Fish would seem to be the most obvious choice for the dorm room. Most schools have a 10 gallon limit for aquariums, so it’s best to think small all the way around. That means a handful of fish, a few plants, and a decoration or two for...

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Defeat Anxiety With These Natural Stress Relievers

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While the health and welfare benefits of pet ownership are widely documented in pet circles, in recent years colleges and universities have also been taking note. In addition to allowing pets on campus, some schools have gone as far as to have...

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Who Decides Which Pet is Right for You?

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If you do an internet search for “colleges that allow pets,” you will rarely find a list of more than 25 entries, and a lot of crossover in the lists. With upwards of 4,700 colleges and universities across the United States, this...

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So You’re Going Away to College…

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by David F. Kramer Going away to college is the start of a grand adventure. For many students, it may be the first time they will be spending time away from home and family. It also may be the first time spent away from a beloved family...

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The Best Pets for College Students

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While it’s probably not possible to bring your family pet to school, you might be thinking about adopting a new friend to keep you company in your dorm room or off-campus housing. But before you make the choice to share your life with a new companion animal, here are some things to consider. Read more.

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Chaining Dogs — Is It Ever Justified?

Filed Under TheDailyVet

We had an interesting case here in Colorado a while back. A family had moved into a new home and their pit bull named Bolt was chained outdoors. A neighbor became concerned because temperatures had dropped and Bolt was heard barking during the...

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Do Your Homework Before Bringing a Turtle Home

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There are many different breeds of turtles available as pets, each requiring a different level of care and investment. Before deciding on a turtle, make sure youunderstand the unique needs of that particular breed andare prepared for the time...

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Missing the Warning Signs of Your Pet Turtle's Illness

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Because turtles are built to be durable, they do not show illness in the same way dogs and cats do. Therefore, it is important to monitor your turtle’s overall health. If your turtle does not want to eat, appears to have swollen...

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Overfeeding Your Pet Turtle

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Although every animal looks forward to feeding time, there is a fine line between offering an appropriate amount of food and giving too much food. If turtles are overfed, they can develop weight problems that can decrease their longevity and...

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Not Offering a Diverse Diet

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In addition to setting up a turtle’s environment just right, these reptiles also need to be fed a variety of foods to stay happy and healthy. While commercial feeds are a good place to start, turtle parents should also strive to maintain...

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Q. My pet is overweight, what should I look for in a food?

A. There are many therapeutic food options available. These foods have been formulated...

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Q. How does Hill's Metabolic Advance weight solution food work?

A. Hill's Pet Nutrition uses the most advanced technologies to understand how nutrients...

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Q. My cat will not eat the renal food my veterinarian recommended, can I feed a grocery store food?

A. Your veterinarian recommended a therapeutic kidney diet because it has ingredients...

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