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Pets Help People and Communities

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The health benefits for individuals who own pets have been well documented: Petting an animal reduces a person’s blood pressure. Dog owners get more exercise than non-dog owners. After heart attack, death rates are...

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How to Treat H3N2 Flu in Dogs

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By Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM If your dog has been diagnosed with H3N2 influenza, this is what you can expect to happen next. Medication: Many dogs with H3N2 flu receive antibiotics to prevent or treat secondary bacterial infections...

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When Dogs Bite: Are You 'Asking for It?'

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When my son was seven, each child in the class was asked to draw an animal as part of a story. Being a child of my blood, he of course drew a dog. The little boy who sat next to him started crying. “Not a DOOOOG!” he yelled....

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What is the Best Food for a Dog with a Sensitive Stomach?

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Does your dog sometimes skip meals or occasionally vomit and have diarrhea for no apparent reason? Does everything return to normal with little in the way of treatment only for the symptoms to return at a later date? If so, your dog probably...

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When is an Infection Not an Infection? Ear Mites Aren’t Quite the Ordeal They Used to Be Chronic Ear Infections and the TECA Dog Ear Infection and Inflammation

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Ear Infections Will Keep Reoccurring Unless the Underlying Problem is Dealt With

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Healthy adult pets with “normal” ear anatomy almost never get ear infections. It is reasonable to treat the first infection that a dog or cat gets as a random event, but if the infection returns or fails to promptly resolve with...

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The Longer an Ear Infection Goes Without Treatment, the Harder it is to Get Rid of

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Chronic ear infections can lead to permanent alterations in the anatomy of a dog or cat’s ears, making future infections more likely and more difficult to treat. Consult with a veterinarian quickly when your pet develops the typical signs...

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Clean the Ears Properly – At Home

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At home, owners should completely fill the ear canal until it overflows with the *cleaner prescribed by their veterinarian, fold the pinna (ear flap) over the canal, gently massage until a “squishy” noise is heard, and then stand...

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Have the Ears Cleaned Properly – Your Veterinarian

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Getting the “gunk” out of a pet’s ears is an essential part of treatment. In severe cases, a veterinarian may need to sedate the dog or cat to thoroughly flush out the ears down to the level of the ear drum. Examining the ear...

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Ear Mites Are Rarely to Blame, Except in Kittens

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Almost every case of ear mites I’ve diagnosed has been in a kitten. Puppies can also get ear mites, but if you have an adult dog or cat that has not been in contact with kittens or puppies with ear mites, the chances that he or she has...

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Ear Infections Are Typically the Result of Another Problem

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In most cases, a pet’s ear infection should be viewed as a symptom of another, underlying condition. Allergies to ingredients in the pet’s food, or environmental triggers, like pollen, molds, and dust mites, are most common, but...

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Ear Infections: The Problem No One Wants to Deal With

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By Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Ear Infections are one of the most common canine and feline health problems, but that doesn’t meanveterinarians and owners are all that good at treating them. Owners often want a quick (and inexpensive)...

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The Will to Walk – Prosthetic Limbs for Horses

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In recent news, there have been several heart-warming stories about dogs thriving with prosthetic limbs. No matter if their special needs come from congenital abnormalities or injuries, these pooches seemingly have no worries bouncing around...

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Pet Safety Tips for Emergencies

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Hill’s Disaster Relief Network Promotes Pet Safety Tips for Emergencies PR Newswire, TOPEKA, Kan. (May 4, 2015)– In recognition of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 9, 2015, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is encouraging...

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Using Injections to Cure an Injection Caused Disease in Cats

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Injection site sarcomas (ISSs), as the name implies, are tumors of the skin and subcutaneous tissue that develop in cats secondary to a previous injection. They are most often implicated with vaccinations, however they could develop secondary...

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Sport Nutrition Bars for Dogs

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My graduate studies in human exercise physiology and sports nutrition confirmed that serious athletes will use any means to gain the slightest competitive edge. Short of blood doping like Lance Armstrong, there are legitimate nutritional techniques...

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OC Raw Dog Recalls More Than 2000 lbs. of Dog Food Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

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OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA recalled 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation because of a potential Salmonella contamination. The recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations...

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Prosthetics Get Quadruple Amputee Dog Back on His Feet

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by Samantha Drake A Rottweiler named Brutus who lost all four paws to frostbite has found his forever home with two of the people who are helping him regain his mobility. Foster parents Laura and Rick Aquilina of Loveland, Colo.,...

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Treating Tapeworms in Dogs and Cats

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I don’t generally recommend that owners diagnose or treat their pets without first seeing or at least talking with their veterinarian. Tapeworms are an exception to that rule. Tapeworms are different from other intestinal parasites....

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Crinkling Tin Foil and Other Sounds Can Cause Seizures in Cats

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By Samantha Drake Everyday sounds, like crinkling tin foil, a metal spoon hitting a ceramic bowl, rustling paper orplastic bags, or hammering a nail, can have a worrisome effect on your cat, according to a new study. Researchers say...

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Dogs Have Superpowers Even Beyond Their Noses

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Dogs, for all their familiar, comforting, domesticated presence in our homes, remain to me mysterious creatures. How an animal can predict epilepsy at one turn like some ethereal body scanner and drink out of the toilet the next moment is one...

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How to Get Cats to Drink More Water

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Water is the most essential nutrient for all animals, including cats. Healthy cats will generally meet their need for water through a combination of what is present in their food and drinking from available sources, but maximizing water intake...

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A Peek at the 2015 Preakness Race

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This Saturday is the Preakness, a thoroughbred horse race that is the second in a series of three races that make up the Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont; all run within May and June every year. The Triple Crown...

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When It Comes to Being Sick, Dogs and Cats Are Stronger Than Us

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I recently faced a case diagnosed with the most frightening disease known to the medical community. Once I learned the patient’s signalment (age, breed, and gender) and the description of his presenting signs (cough, congestion, restlessness,...

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Nutrition Questions
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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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