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petmd editorial published december 12 2012 share this singapore animal lovers in singapore will soon be able to publish tributes to their dead pets when the citystates leading daily launches a special obituary section from december 16 the classified ads section in the sunday edition of the englishlanguage straits times will have a segment devoted to pet obituaries publisher singapore press holdings sph said the pets corner is a section of the classified ads that already contains a pet adoption column and a lost and found segment for pet obituaries tributes of no more than 30 words will be…

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petmd editorial updated may 05 2014 published december 05 2012 share this dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer results from a pilot project in austria published on wednesday suggested potentially offering hope for earlier lifesaving diagnosis dogs have no problem identifying tumor patients said peter errhalt head of the pulmonology department at krems hospital in northern austria one of the authors of the study the test saw dogs achieve a 70percent success rate identifying cancer from 120 breath samples a result so encouraging that a twoyear study 10 times larger will now…

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petmd editorial updated november 03 2020 published september 17 2012 share this recognized as the official state dog of new hampshire the chinook was developed to be the perfect sled and working dog now popular as a family dog the chinook is a friendly and smart large breed physical characteristics the chinook can weigh anywhere from 55 to 90 pounds and stands at a height of 21 to 27 inches this breed is very muscular with a long snout and pointed ears the coat is a tawny color ranging from a light tan to a deeper reddish coloring with black markings at the end of the snout around the eyes…

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petmd editorial updated november 03 2020 published september 17 2012 share this first gaining popularity in the united states as a hunting dog and loyal companion to president theodore roosevelt the rat terrier is an american dog breed created when european immigrants crossed terriers they brought over this dog breed is known for its intelligence and loving personality and makes a great family pet physical characteristics a small dog breed the rat terrier weighs around 12 to 35 pounds at a height of 14 to 23 inches and is very muscular for its size ears can be erect or button and tails can be…

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lorie huston dvm updated february 15 2021 published september 12 2012 share this got something in your teeth by lorie huston dvm dental disease is one of the most common diseases diagnosed by veterinarians affecting both dogs and cats it can occur in pets as young as 23 years of age in fact veterinarians report that the majority of the dogs and cats seen have some degree of dental disease by age three fortunately proper oral care can help prevent your pet from having to experience the following types of illnesses 1 plaque and tartar plaque and tartar begin to build up on your pets teeth…

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shawn messonnier dvm updated february 11 2021 published september 11 2012 share this are raw bones okay for pets by shawn messonnier dvm in the wild dogs and cats routinely enjoy feasting on fresh bones from their prey in addition to receiving nutritional benefits from the minerals contained in the bones calcium magnesium and phosphorus and the nutrients contained from the meat attached to the bone and the marrow in the bone regular chewing has additional benefits first animals both wild and domestic need to chew as part of their normal behavior if they dont chew they are being deprived of an…

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petmd editorial updated january 25 2021 published september 11 2012 share this by shawn messonnier dvm there are a variety of food form choices people can offer to their pets including dry can or a raw diet how do you choose which one is right for your pet i believe that a raw diet when prepared correctly to be complete and balanced is the best food choice for a pet as it mimics what their bodies were designed to eat other reasons that many pet owners prefer to feed raw food include raw food more closely mimics the diet the pet would eat in the wild as it is as close to nature as possible…

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jennifer coates dvm published september 11 2012 share this i am fascinated by the similarities and differences between human and veterinary medicine i havent had a chance yet but im planning on reading zoobiquity a book that deals with a medical doctors journey from focusing solely on human medicine to a broader speciesspanning approach anybody out there read it will it be worth my time one instance where the contrast between how vets treat animals and docs treat people came to the forefront when i was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection uti after a brief physical and an examination of…

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jennifer coates dvm updated may 05 2014 published september 07 2012 share this low in carbohydrates the simple sugars that are present in many carbohydrate sources are a preferred energy source for cancerous cells dogs on the other hand can get their calories from fats and proteins high in quality proteins dogs with cancer often suffer from a severe loss of both muscle and fat a condition that goes by the name cachexia eating a lot of high quality protein can help combat cachexia the amino acid arginine also plays an important role in the ability of the immune system to do battle against…

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jennifer coates dvm updated october 11 2016 published september 07 2012 share this heres the deal im a vegetarian for ethical environmental and health reasons my dogs a vegetarian because the only food that controls his inflammatory bowel disease has no animalderived ingredients my horse is a vegetarian because hes a horse but my cat she eats meat and lots of it and while that doesnt jibe with my ethical and environmental pointofview its what i have to do to meet her nutritional needs so i do it unlike dogs and people who are omnivores cats are obligate carnivores meaning that some of the…

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petmd editorial updated january 02 2014 published september 05 2012 share this developed as a breed for hunting the cesky terrier was created in the czech republic in 1949 although this dog breeds unique coat requires some care the cesky terrier makes a great pet for family or show physical characteristics also known as the bohemian terrier the cesky terrier is a fairly longbodied dog with short legs this terrier ranges in size from 10 to 13 inches tall usually weighing anywhere from 16 to 22 pounds the cesky coat is mostly long and slightly wavy hair that falls long around the legs and under…

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petmd editorial updated october 16 2020 published september 04 2012 share this does your pet need a veterinary behaviorist by mary majchrowski cpdtka when it comes to problem solving pet behaviors there are various options an owner can pursue some behaviors can be changed relatively easily with some modifications in your home and others may be best addressed with the help of a skilled trainer however behavior problems that are severe dangerous or linked to a medical condition should be evaluated by a veterinary behaviorist a licensed veterinarian who has undergone additional years of study…

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jennifer coates dvm updated may 31 2013 published august 31 2012 share this just one of the great things about living with cats is that they can be around for a looonngg time one of my favorite patients was a crotchety old kitty named rosie she was 25 when she finally passed after a long and quite successful battle with chronic kidney disease rosie had lived with her owners ever since she was a kitten and they didnt seem the boastful type so i believed them when they told me how old she was plus and please dont take this the wrong way dearest rosie she looked like a 25 year old cat she was a…

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anna obrien dvm published september 14 2012 share this for many people the most obvious benefit of having a horse is the whole riding part and i totally agree true some folks have horses as yard ornaments but on the whole we have horses so we can hop on for a jaunt through the woods or down the road or over some jumps in the ring however horses are much like cars in certain aspects like a car if you dont perform regular maintenance the performance suffers also like a car sometimes its easy to forget about the maintenance or to grow complacent after years of good performance with little effort…

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petmd editorial updated june 13 2016 published september 25 2012 share this dont stop at just reading the pet food ingredients by vanessa voltolina trying to decipher and compare the multitude of wet and dry pet foods at your local store while they may be regulated at the national level by the food and drug administrations center for veterinary medicine pet food labels are not very helpful says ashley gallagher a dvm at washington dcs friendship hospital for animals confusing pet food labels means owners must be savvy at dissecting packaging claims and opt for trusted pet food brands to…

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jennifer coates dvm published september 26 2012 share this yesterday we talked about how dogs contract leptospirosis how vaccination may or may not help prevent it and what the bacteria do to a dogs body today lets touch upon how the disease is diagnosed and treated and how we can prevent dogs from being a source of infection for people the microscopic agglutination test mat is the most commonly used test for leptospirosis but it is not perfect in general a definitive diagnosis requires that two blood samples drawn and tested 24 weeks apart demonstrate a fourfold increase in antibody levels…

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lorie huston dvm updated february 10 2021 published september 21 2012 share this dealing with older dog health problems by lorie huston dvm senior dogs have different care requirements than those of a younger dog this fact probably doesnt come as a surprise to anyone but how do you know when your dog is considered to be a senior it really depends on the individual dog in general giant breed dogs age faster than smaller breed dogs a great dane is considered to be senior by roughly 56 years old whereas a chihuahua would likely only be middleaged then and probably not considered a senior until…

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petmd editorial updated april 05 2016 published september 21 2012 share this eosinophilic gastroenteritis in dogs eosinophilic gastroenteritis in dogs is an inflammatory condition of the stomach and intestines the name of the disease is derived from the fact that lining of the stomach and intestines is infiltrated with a specific type of white blood cell known as an eosinophil eosinophilic gastroenteritis can affect both dogs and cats if you would like to learn more about how this condition affects cats please visit this page in the petmd health library symptoms and types eosinophilic…

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petmd editorial published september 21 2012 share this eosinophilic gastroenteritis in cats eosinophilic gastroenteritis in cats is an inflammatory condition of the stomach and intestines the name of the disease is derived from the fact that lining of the stomach and intestines is infiltrated with a specific type of white blood cell known as an eosinophil eosinophilic gastroenteritis can affect both dogs and cats if you would like to learn more about how this condition affects dogs please visit this page in the petmd health library symptoms and types in cats hypereosinophilic syndrome may…

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petmd editorial updated april 11 2016 published september 21 2012 share this cerebellar degeneration in dogs cerebellar degeneration in dogs is a brain disease as its name suggests it affects a specific area of the brain known as the cerebellum in cerebellar degeneration the cells within the cerebellum die causing neurological symptoms in the dog symptoms and types symptoms of cerebellar degeneration in dogs include an abnormal gait which often appears as a goosestep involving the front legs a broadbased stance swaying muscle tremors especially when trying to eat or perform another activity…

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petmd editorial published september 21 2012 share this cerebellar degeneration in cats cerebellar degeneration in cats is a brain disease that affects a specific area of the brain known as the cerebellum in cerebellar degeneration the cells within the cerebellum die causing neurological symptoms symptoms and types symptoms of cerebellar degeneration in cats include an abnormal gait which often appears as a goosestep involving the front legs a broadbased stance swaying muscle tremors especially when trying to eat or perform another activity normal vision with no menace reflex head tilt lack of…

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petmd editorial published september 20 2012 share this scientists in california have shed light on a marine mystery how diving mammals can hunt for food at great depths without getting the bends according to a study published on tuesday formally known as depression sickness the bends occur when nitrogen gas compressed in the bloodstream at depth expands during ascent causing pain and sometimes death researchers led by birgitte mcdonald at the scripps institution of oceanography netted a female adult california sea lion zalophus californianus anaesthetised the animal and fitted it with loggers…

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petmd editorial published october 15 2012 share this tbd brands llc is issuing a voluntary recall of their organic banana peanut butter flavor yoghund frozen yogurt dog treats due to possible salmonella contamination although there have been no reported incidents of animal illnesses the recalled frozen yogurt dog treats contain organic peanut butter linked to recent recalls of sunland affected organic banana peanut butter flavor yoghund have best by dates of 9242014 or earlier symptoms of salmonella infection in both humans and animals include abdominal pain diarrhea loss of appetite…

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petmd editorial updated april 05 2015 published october 11 2012 share this supracaudal gland hyperplasia in cats stud tail is commonly seen in intact male cats but can also be seen in neutered males and females it results in skin disease at the base of the tail symptoms and types greasy sometimes matted hair at the base of the tail missing hair at the base of the tail blackheads comedones on the skin at the base of the tail waxy substance on the skin and hair at the base of the tail skin infection at the base of the tail a foul odor causes the supracaudal gland at the base of the tail…

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petmd editorial published october 11 2012 share this feline amebiasis amebiasis a parasitic infection caused by a one celled organism known as an ameba can affect people as well as dogs and cats it is found most often in tropical areas and can be seen in north america symptoms and types entamoeba histolytica is the species of ameba which has the ability to infect cats infection results in colitis causing severe intractable diarrhea blood in stool may also be associated with amebiasis causes entamoeba histolyticus is most often spread through the ingestion of infected human feces young cats…