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victoria schade cpdtka updated january 20 2021 published april 19 2019 share this your senior dog might be less willing to get off the couch than before but he still needs new experiences to enrich his daily life and keep his brain active the latest way to connect with dogs of any age is through touch screen games and since app games for dogs dont require much movement theyre fantastic for senior dogs dealing with aches and pains while lowimpact games and basic training will always be the best… read more

petmd editorial published april 09 2019 share this one of the first tasks for any new puppy owner is puppy housetraining along with regular training and basic dog socialization puppy housetraining helps set puppies up to become upright canine citizens no one wants their puppy having accidents in their house so it is important to find the best way to housetrain a puppy that works for your family and to begin right when you bring your new puppy home how often should puppies go out to pee with… read more

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petmd editorial published april 09 2019 share this company thogersen family farm brand name thogersen family farm raw frozen ground pet food recall date 442019 product thogersen family farm raw frozen ground pet food rabbit duck llama pork recalled product labels did not contain any lot identification batch codes or expiration dates products were packaged in two pound flattened rectangular clear plastic packages and stored frozen the front of the package contains one large white square label… read more

jennifer coates dvm updated august 05 2020 published march 26 2019 share this you asked and we answered here are some questions our petmd facebook audience had about keeping their senior pets happy and healthy if you have a senior pet of your own take a look at what veterinarian dr jennifer coates has to say about helping your senior pet thrive in their golden years answers by jennifer coates dvm 1 vet prices are exorbitant especially when senior dogs may need more frequent visits are there any… read more

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petmd editorial updated march 22 2016 published july 28 2008 share this environmental gill disorders in fish gills are special organs which allow fishes to breathe underwater however if a fishs environment is not well maintained it can develop gill disorders of these the three main disorders are gas bubble disease carbon dioxide toxicity and hydrogen sulfide toxicity 1 gas bubble disease usually occurs in cold water systems when the water in the tank aquarium or fishpond has an abnormal amount… read more

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petmd editorial updated august 01 2017 published july 25 2008 share this shell fractures the shells of turtles and tortoises act like a second skin protecting the interior of their body therefore if a reptiles shell is crushed or fractured it needs to be treated immediately because the fracture leaves the reptile susceptible to bacterial parasitic or fungal infections regardless if it occurs in the upper or lower shell treatment if your reptile has a fractured shell its tissue and body cavity… read more

petmd editorial updated march 23 2016 published march 07 2016 share this burns although reptile owners take care in protecting their pet reptiles from all possible traumas accidents may still happen a little inattentiveness can lead to injury and in some cases may even lead to serious burns to your pet reptile causes burns are usually attributed to various kinds of heat sources as a reptile owner you know reptiles require supplemental heat sources some of the most common are hot rocks undertank… read more

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petmd editorial updated august 10 2010 published july 25 2008 share this when rabbits ingest rat poison if a rabbit eats certain rat poisons the blood will not clot properly coagulopathy this is a relatively common type of poisoning in rabbits as many of these rat poisons are sold over the counter and widely used in homes while all rabbits are susceptible those kept outdoors or allowed to freeroam the house may be at higher risk this condition is also more prevalent in the spring and fall as… read more

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petmd editorial updated march 16 2016 published july 25 2008 share this abscess in rabbits an abscess is a localized collection of pus contained within a capsulelike lump under the skin unlike those of cats and dogs abscesses in rabbits usually do not burst and drain fluid these abscesses can grow very quickly often extending into the surrounding soft tissue and bone abscesses are extremely common in pet rabbits and are the most common cause of swelling beneath the skin there is no certain age… read more

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2020 published july 24 2008 share this while adoption is all the rage in hollywood pulling a madonna and adopting a third world baby might be a little extreme not to mention rather expensive but never fear you can indulge in your hollywood ways by adopting a dog rather than buying a dog from the pet store or a purebred from a breeder adoption is a great way to feed your humanitarian side two of your main resources are the local humane society or pet rescue… read more

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2020 published july 24 2008 share this septicemia septicemia is a bacterial infection of the blood and it is a commonly diagnosed disease in reptiles the bacteria can spread to multiple organs throughout the body and cause widespread damage and death if not treated aggressively symptoms and types typical symptoms of septicemia include difficulty breathing lethargy convulsions or seizures weakness or an inability to move loss of muscle control patches of red or… read more

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petmd editorial updated april 28 2014 published july 24 2008 share this avian trichomoniasis gastrointestinal parasites can cause many problems in a birds stomach and intestines but also affects the normal functions of other organs one such gastrointestinal parasitic infection is trichomoniasis trichomoniasis also called canker or frounce is an infection caused by trichomonas gallinae a protozoa or singlecelled microbes it generally affects wild birds and is occasionally seen in pet birds… read more

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petmd editorial updated april 28 2014 published july 24 2008 share this avian tapeworms in birds gastrointestinal parasites can cause many problems in a birds stomach and intestines but also affects the normal functions of other organs tapeworms is a type of parasite which affects the birds digestive tract birds commonly affected by tapeworms are cockatoos african grey parrots and finches symptoms and types tapeworms found in the stomach and intestines of an infected bird do not show any… read more

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petmd editorial updated april 28 2014 published july 24 2008 share this roundworm in birds gastrointestinal parasites can cause many problems in a birds stomach and intestines but also affects the normal functions of other organs roundworms in particular are a type of parasite which affects the birds digestive tract symptoms and types the usual symptoms of a roundworm infection are weakness and weight loss also if left untreated the roundworms can eventually obstruct the birds intestine causes… read more

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anna obrien dvm published march 02 2012 share this aneurysm in horses an aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning of a weakened arterial wall in the body if the ballooning becomes big enough it will burst leading to massive hemorrhaging and death an aneurysm has no warning signs therefore most horses die of the condition before it is diagnosed symptoms and types the main type of aneurysm seen mostly in horses is the aortic aneurysm aortic aneurysms occur when a portion of the aorta the large artery… read more

matthew everett miller dvm published january 28 2021 share this a cats skin acts as a barrier between their body and the outside world if a cat has a skin condition that barrier can be impaired it weakens their bodys defenses and in many cases generates a severe amount of discomfort since a cats skin is one of the few organs we can see pretty easily with the naked eye cat skin disease is easy to spot however there are hundreds of causes of skin disease in cats so the only way to know for sure… read more

cathy meeks ms dvm dacvim published january 19 2021 share this a common question that veterinarians get asked is whether cats should eat canned or dry food the good news is that most commercial cat foods provide an excellent source of nutrition whether its dry cat food or wet cat food but finding the best food for your cat will depend on several factors including your cats weight your cats health and any health conditions present your budget whether to feed dry canned or a mixture of both is a… read more

jamie lovejoy dvm published january 18 2021 share this as a modern cat owner youve probably heard of a limited ingredient cat food perhaps your veterinarian has recommended one of these diets to treat your cats food allergies or maybe you saw a grainfree limited ingredient diet advertised as the most natural option for your cat however before these foods end up in your cats bowl its important to know what these diets entail which cats they can truly benefit and how to choose a product that… read more

patti munizza dvm published january 18 2021 share this selecting the best diet for your cat can be very challenging and you want to make the best decision on behalf of your cat cat food thats labeled as organic or natural sounds like the best choice but is it truly a better option what does it even mean for a cat food to be called organic this article will tell you everything you need to know about organic cat food and whether its truly a healthier food option for your cat what makes a cat food… read more

heather hoffmann dvm published january 08 2021 share this videowistia|xeijqz7dzp|true the number of dog food products on the market can make it very confusing for you to choose a diet that is appropriate for your pet not only are there tons of different brands and ingredients but even the most basic choice of wet versus dry dog food can be overwhelming its important to always consult your veterinarian for more specific recommendations that best fit your dogs lifestyle but this article will go… read more

petmd editorial published september 08 2020 share this company sunshine mills inc brand name family pet heartland farms paws happy life recall date 09022020 recalled products family petr meaty cuts beef chicken cheese flavors premium dog food 4 lb upc code 3225120694 lot codes td3 4april2020 td1 5april2020 family petr meaty cuts beef chicken cheese flavors premium dog food 14 lb upc code 3225118078 lot codes tb1 4april2020 tb2 4april2020 tb3 3april2020 family petr meaty cuts beef chicken… read more

ellen malmanger dvm published july 09 2020 share this note if you are thinking of breeding your male or female dog please contact your veterinarian about important steps that need to be taken to ensure safe and healthy breeding practices in addition female dogs should not be vaccinated while they are pregnant so please confirm with your veterinarian that your dog is up to date with her vaccinations and heartwormflea prevention before breeding while your dog may not need as many doctor… read more

sophia catalano dvm updated november 16 2020 published july 06 2020 share this by dr sophia catalano whether youre a new pet parent or an experienced one you may wonder if its safe andor healthy to give your dog peanut butter many peanut butters are indeed safe for most healthy dogs peanut butter is commonly used when giving medications but can serve some other really useful purposes in your dogs training and playtime however you should discuss with your veterinarian whether your dog in… read more

jennifer coates dvm updated july 07 2020 published july 17 2019 share this reviewed for accuracy on july 17 2019 by dr jennifer coates dvm dogs can suffer from different types of anxiety some of which can be truly debilitating as pet parents we want to help but were faced with many confusing treatment and medication options your veterinarian paired with an experienced dog trainer that focuses on positive reinforcement are your best resources once your veterinarian has given your dog a clean… read more

jennifer coates dvm updated august 31 2020 published june 27 2019 share this finding an effective safe flea treatment for your dog is an important pet parent task heres what you need to know to make sure your dog gets the flea protection they need with as little risk to their health as possible what to consider when picking the safest flea treatment for dogs keep in mind that no two pets are the same therefore a product thats commonly considered to be safe flea and tick prevention for dogs may… read more