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petmd editorial updated march 16 2016 published july 16 2008 share this traumatic tooth injury in dogs tooth fractures refer to tooth injuries involving damage to the enamel dentin and cement these injuries occur either on the enamelcovered top portion of the tooth the crown or the part below the gum line the root both dogs and cats are susceptible to traumatic tooth injuries if you would like to learn more about how this condition affects cats please visit this page in the petmd health library… read more

petmd editorial published may 03 2019 share this we all love pretty fish saltwater aquarists can get especially spoiled as there is a seemingly unlimited range of bold colors and patterns amongst the reef fishes but is there more to an ornamental fish than its pigments can a drab fish have very much value to an aquarist there certainly is one species that fits the billthe molly miller blenny scartella cristata adapted for many nearshore habitats scartella cristata is very much cosmopolitan in… read more

sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp updated july 23 2020 published may 03 2019 share this if you have a pet ferret it is important that you remember that they can get fleas just like a cat or dog if your ferret has fleas you will need to find a ferret flea treatment that has been proven to be safe for ferrets in order to control the flea infestation ferrets are not simply small cats and dogs so the cat and dog flea treatments that are appropriate for our other pets are not always safe for ferrets you… read more

wailani sung ms phd dvm dacvb published may 01 2019 share this each time you come home it is heartwarming to be greeted enthusiastically by your dog at the door and each dogs greeting ritual is uniquesome dogs might wag their tail and lick their owners and other might jump on their owners or whine or bark at them in greeting one of the more quirky greetings is when a dog greets you with his favorite toy in his mouth if you have a dog that likes to offer dog toys to you upon your arrival home… read more

jennifer coates dvm updated february 05 2021 published may 01 2019 share this dogs and cats eat bugs all the time either by accident or when their hunting instincts kick in but intentionally including insects in a pets dietthats a whole other hornets nest so to speak insects are not currently a permitted ingredient in commercial pet foods in the us however insectbased pet foods are making their way into the market in the uk germany france and italy depending on their success this could be the… read more

joanna pendergrass dvm published april 29 2019 share this we love our dogs and cherish them as family members we take them to the veterinarians office when theyre sick buy them creature comforts and willingly pick up their poop weve also become connected with our dogs on such a deep emotional level that it can be hard to imagine our lives without them when was the last time though that you considered whether dogs could live without us could our dogs survive without us providing them with food… read more

petmd editorial published april 25 2019 share this hydrotherapy for dogs is a type of physical therapy where dogs perform certain exercises in water at a rehabilitation center under the supervision and direction of a certified hydrotherapist hydrotherapy for dogs can only be done at a rehabilitation clinic under the supervision of a certified hydrotherapist oftentimes after you receive a referral from your veterinarian do not attempt hydrotherapy for dogs on your own under any circumstance… read more

wailani sung ms phd dvm dacvb updated november 03 2020 published april 23 2019 share this are you one of those dog owners who says goodbye to your pets as you walk out the door dont be embarrassedyou are not alone why do many dog owners feel the need to say goodbye or tell their dogs that they will be back pet parents will say goodbye to their pets mostly because it is part of our human culture to notify our family of our imminent departure or to let them know when to expect us back but the… read more

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petmd editorial updated march 16 2016 published july 16 2008 share this salivary mucocele in dogs an oral or salivary mucocele refers to a swelling of the soft connective tissues in the dogs mouth the swelling appears like mucusfilled sack and is more than three times as likely to form in dogs than in cats however all dog breeds are susceptible to oral and salivary mucoceles treatment is generally successful and involves draining the fluid and prescription antibiotics if you would like to learn… read more

laurie hess dvm dabvp updated february 10 2021 published april 19 2019 share this we all want to be prepared for emergencies and that includes pet emergencies but for rabbit owners being prepared is especially important because it is often hard for them to find local emergency veterinarians trained in rabbit care thus it is critical for rabbit owners to be as prepared as possible for emergency as the burden may be upon them to be the first line of care if their rabbit becomes ill or injured… read more

sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp updated february 10 2021 published april 09 2019 share this youve owned your african grey parrot for 18 years now and never had an emergency all of your veterinary care has been on an as planned basis but here you are on a saturday eveningwith the nearest avian emergency clinic almost two hours awayand your bird has broken a blood feather with a little training and a good first aid kit stocked with the right bird care supplies you can do a lot to stabilize your… read more

jennifer coates dvm updated april 21 2020 published april 03 2019 share this when a pet emergency strikes the last thing you should be doing is scrambling for items you need assembling a first aid kit for pets will give you the peace of mind that youll be prepared in case of an emergency make sure to check your cat first aid kit or dog first aid kit every six months or so to make any necessary replacements or updates here are 10 supplies you should always have stocked in your first aid kit for… read more

sarah wooten dvm updated february 10 2021 published march 25 2019 share this preventing dog joint pain and maintaining comfortable mobility are both big concerns for dog parents savvy dog guardians know that the earlier you start maintaining your dogs joint health the better the longterm results will be dogs that are fit and trim eat a healthy balanced diet and take appropriate dog supplements are less likely to have problems with arthritis when it comes to dog joint supplements however it can… read more

petmd editorial published march 21 2019 share this company hills pet nutrition brand name hills prescription diet hills science diet recall date 3202019 in the united states the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide no dry foods cat foods or treats are affected product hills prescription diet kd kidney care with lamb canned dog food 13 oz 12pack sku 2697 lot number 102020t25 product hills science diet id adult perfect weight… read more

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petmd editorial published march 19 2019 share this company stokes healthcare inc brand name pilocarpine 01 ophthalmic solution recall date 3132019 product pilocarpine 01 ophthalmic solution lot number r180052 expiration date february 17 2019 the product is used to treat high intraocular pressure and is packaged in 10 milliliter droptainers it was distributed in alabama california colorado connecticut delware florida georgia iowa idaho illinois kansas kentucky louisiana massachusetts maryland… read more

petmd editorial updated november 20 2020 published march 19 2019 share this the lagotto romagnolo is a sporting group dog breed whose history can be traced back to the middle ages in italys countryside bred originally as waterfowl retrievers the lagotta romagnolo became the goto dog breed for truffle hunting truffles are a type of fungi that are sold as pricey delicaciesa skill they still use today the lagotto romagnoloalso referred to as lagotto or lagotti for pluralis a rugged dog breed with… read more

petmd editorial published march 14 2019 share this as reef aquarists progress in the hobby their eyes and hearts are drawn to increasingly unusual animals indeed after mastering the care of corals no small feat in itself one might find themselves looking for new challenges as well as novel species some species are not only desirable in their uniqueness but are also quite attractive among these some are even relatively hardy and easy to care for one such animal is the tube anemone what is a tube… read more

stephanie lantry dvm published may 08 2020 share this how do ticks end up on your pet some common misconceptions are that ticks jump fly or fall from the trees in fact these are all false ticks have pearshaped bodies and four pairs of legs their body design combined with their feeding needs for each part of their life cycle determine how they get to their host to feed however none of these modes of mobility include jumping and since they dont have wings either they cant fly heres a breakdown of… read more

megan keller dvm updated october 20 2020 published may 05 2020 share this this is a common question to come up in the course of a veterinary visit the short answer is yes a cat can eat a small amount of dog and not have any toxicity or lasting effects however the longer answer dives into the speciesspecific differences between our feline and canine friends while a nibble of stolen dog food will not harm cats it will definitely not help them achieve their best possible health heres what you need… read more

katy nelson dvm published april 27 2020 share this during these unprecedented times new phrases seem to be coined daily social distancing novel virus presumptive case vs positive case shelterinplace but while our vernacular may be changing one thing has stayed the samehow much we love our pets and how much they love us and when were scared or stressed theres nothing better than being close to your pet but if were sick could we actually be putting our pets in danger a very small number of… read more

petmd editorial published april 21 2020 share this science has finally found a way for some pet parents with sensitivities to cat allergens to live with their cats purina is introducing a new cat food called pro plan liveclear that reduces cat allergens helping cat owners be closer with the cats they love liveclear is the first and only cat food that reduces the allergens in cat hair and dander offering a revolutionary approach to the management of cat allergens pro plan liveclear comes at a… read more

petmd editorial published april 08 2020 share this company icelandicplus llc brand name icelandic+ whole capelin fish pet treats recall date 03232020 recalled products out of an abundance of caution icelandicplus llc of ft washington pa is recalling its capelin pet treats the product comes in a clear plastic package or tube and marked icelandic+ capelin whole fish pure fish treats for dogs or icelandic+ capelin pure fish treats for cats they are packaged in a 25 ounce tube or a 15 or 25 ounce… read more

aja senestraro dvm published april 07 2020 share this fleas can make kittens itchy and spread disease and if theyre really severe they can even cause serious blood loss and illness some methods for getting fleas off of pets such as flea combing and bathing will only kill the adult fleas on your kittenthey dont prevent new fleas from jumping on them and because fleas have a complex life cycle they dont need to live on your pets to survive as eggs larvae and pupae in these stages they can live… read more

wailani sung ms phd dvm dacvb published march 26 2020 share this cats can suffer from anxiety disorders just as people and dogs can they can experience generalized anxiety disorders or more specific anxiety issues caused by things like thunder or separation distress when their pet parents are not at home the first step to relieving your cats anxiety is to talk to your vet and then you can discuss the need for cat anxiety medications heres a list of the different types of cat anxiety medications… read more

katy nelson dvm updated april 27 2020 published march 23 2020 share this by dr katy nelson dvm its a scary time right now and everyone is adjusting to a new normal during this time of social distancing we should all be trying to do our part to flatten the curve of covid19 this means staying home eating in and reducing unnecessary contact with others while our pets are probably loving this extra cuddle time with us what do you do if they need to go to the veterinarian many veterinary hospitals… read more