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petmd editorial published october 10 2012 share this amitraz toxicosis in cats amitraz is a chemical that is used as a tick preventive in many formulations including tick collars topical preparation and dips it is also used to treat parasitic infections such as mange amitraz poisoning is rarer in cats than in dogs when seen it usually results from the improper use of a dog product on a cat symptoms and types minor to severe depression weakness incoordination lying on side not moving slow heart rate low body temperature vomiting diarrhea increased urination death causes amitraz toxicity is…

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anna obrien dvm published october 26 2012 share this a few weekends ago i went to a renaissance festival there was an abundance of turkey legs maidens with ample bosoms mead and overuse of the oldtimey adjective olde but there was also jousting well i should say jousting despite the corniness of the epic battle between the red knight and the black knight a large crowd collected in the bleachers around the arena for this event as we cheered and booed for our respective knights we werent really watching the humans we were watching the horses a large majority of horses used for todays jousting…

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petmd editorial published march 25 2019 share this reviewed and updated for accuracy on march 25 2019 by dr hanie elfenbein dvm phd most cat owners have dealt with hairballs in cats at one time or another vomiting an occasional hairball is normal for most cats however if the vomiting is persistent is frequent or appears to be painful it may indicate a more serious health issue what causes cat hairballs all cats groom by licking themselves the feline tongue is actually barbed so that it functions as a miniature comb that removes loose hair so as cats lick their fur they swallow hair normally…

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petmd editorial published october 09 2012 share this iridociliary cysts in cats iridociliary cysts are also sometimes known as iris cysts ciliary body cysts or uveal cysts in most cases they are benign and no treatment is necessary however occasionally they may be large enough to interfere with vision or with the function of the eye symptoms and types iridiociliary cysts may be attached to various parts of the interior of the eye they may be lightly or darkly pigmented and are semitransparent they may be spherical to ovoid in shape they can vary considerably in size and there may be more than…

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jennifer coates dvm published october 10 2012 share this i admit it i dont always follow my own advice for example i dutifully counsel my clients to keep their cats indoors citing health benefits for the cats themselves and the lower veterinary fees that result as well as the goal of protecting native wildlife but my cat goes outside before everyone gets up in arms about my admitted hypocrisy i should say that vicky only goes out in our back yard and hasnt left it since the time she was caught in a neighbors live trap that was baited with cat food dont ask she is also not a big hunter though…

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petmd editorial published october 04 2012 share this kasel associated industries a denverbased company has voluntarily recalled its natures deli chicken jerky dog treats due to possible salmonella contamination the dog treats which were distributed to 57 sams club locations in co ia id ks mo mt ne ok sd ut and wy come in a clear plastic bag with the natures deli logo each bag affected by the recall contain 25 lbs of chicken jerky marked with upc bar code 647263800208 although no reported illnesses have been associated with the natures deli chicken jerky dog treats kasel industries initiated…

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petmd editorial published october 01 2012 share this sunland inc has announced an expansion of an earlier recall of almond butter and peanut butter to include a variety of other products including dogsbutter ruc with flax pb a peanut butter snack formulated for dogs this recall is due to the possibility of salmonella contamination and is limited to products manufactured between may 1 2012 and september 24 2012 as of now only the 16 oz bottles of dogsbutter ruc with flax pb are affected by this recall the upc code for affected dogsbutter products which can be located on the side of the jar is…

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petmd editorial updated march 30 2017 published october 01 2012 share this sago palm toxicity dogs are known to chew on and eat plants and sometimes they unwittingly eat plants that have toxic properties to them sago palms are one of these plants the leaves from the sago palm can cause severe damage to the liver and potentially death when they are ingested by dogs the sago palm is also known colloquially as coontie palms cardboard palms cycads or zymias symptoms and types symptoms seen with ingestion of sago palms include vomiting blood in feces bloody diarrhea icterus yellow coloration of…

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petmd editorial updated october 26 2020 published october 01 2012 share this canine cleft palate a cleft palate is an abnormal opening in the roof of the mouth it is the result of failure of the two sides of the palate roof of the mouth to come together and fuse during embryonic development a cleft palate results in an opening between the nasal passages and the mouth symptoms and types symptoms expected with a cleft palate include runny nose coughing aspiration pneumonia pneumonia caused by milk and food contents entering the cleft and infecting the lungs respiratory difficulty caused by…

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2015 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name ketoconazole common name nizoralr ketochlorr drug type antifungal species dogs cats available forms 200 mg tablets shampoo fda approved no general description ketoconazole is an antifungal drug effective against fungus of the lymph nodes skin nails respiratory system bone and other parts of your pets body a shampoo that mixes ketoconazole with chlorhexidine is used to treat fungal and bacterial skin infections other forms of this drug itraconazole and fluconazole have been produced to improve upon…

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2015 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name pepcid common name pepcidr drug type h2 blocker used for stomach ulcers species dogs cats administered tablets oral liquid how dispensed over the counter available forms 10 mg 20 mg and 40 mg tablets fda approved no general description famotidine is a histamine h2 blocker that is used to prevent and treat stomach and intestinal ulcers it is often prescribed in the cases of parvovirus irritable bowel syndrome megaesophagous and acid reflux to soothe inflammation and assist in healing it is also used…

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petmd editorial updated june 13 2016 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name benadryl for dogs and cats common name benadrylr drug type antihistamine used for allergies inhalant allergies motion sickness in dogs hyperexcitability species dogs cats how dispensed over the counter available forms 25mg and 50mg capsules 125mg and 50mg tablets oral liquid injectable fda approved no general description benadrylr is an antihistamine that is commonly used in both people and pets it is used in the treatment of many symptoms including allergies and car sickness it does not treat the…

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2015 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name sulfasalazine common name azulfidiner drug type antiinflammatoryantimicrobial used for colitis inflammatory bowel disease chrons disease species dogs cats administered tablets oral liquid how dispensed prescription only available forms azulfidiner 500mg tablets azulfidine entabsr 500mg coated tablets azulfidiner 50mgml oral suspension fda approved no general description sulfasalazine is used in pets to treat disorders of the digestive tract and intestines it may also be used to treat crohns…

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2015 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name benazepril common name lotensenr fortekorr drug type ace inhibitor used for heart failure kidney failure species dogs cats administered tablets oral liquid how dispensed prescription only available forms 5 mg 10 mg 20 mg and 40 mg tablets fda approved no general description benazepril is used to treat minor to severe heart failure high blood pressure or loss of protein in the kidney due to some kidney diseases it lowers blood pressure lowers the stress on the heart and reduces fluid buildup in the…

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2015 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name tetracycline common name panmycinr polyticr achromycinr sumycinr tetralanr drug type broad spectrum antibiotic used for bacterial infections species dogs cats administered tablets capsules oral liquid how dispensed prescription only fda approved yes general description tetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic it is used to fight bacterial infections in dogs and cats tetracycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections including leptospirosis toxoplasmosis mycoplasma psittacosis and…

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2015 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name advantage common name advantager drug type parasiticide used for treatment of fleas ticks lice species dogs cats administered topical liquid topical spray how dispensed over the counter fda approved yes general description imidacloprid is used to control flea infestations on pets it damages a key receptor in the central nervous system of the flea leading to death it is not effective against ticks imidacloprid is applied to the back of the neck and quickly spreads over your pets body within 24 hours…

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petmd editorial updated november 23 2018 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name baytril common name baytrilr drug type fluoroquinolone antibiotic used for bacterial infections species dogs cats administered injectable 227 mg and 68 mg tablets ear medication fda approved yes baytril for dogs and cats enrofloxacin baytril is an antibiotic used to treat difficult bacterial infections in pets it is effective against both gramnegative and grampositive bacterias previously pseudomonas and staphylococcus bacterias were very difficult to treat but enrofloxacin proves effective…

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2015 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name smz tmp common name smztmpr drug type antibiotic used for bacterial infections species dogs cats horses administered tablet powder how dispensed prescription only fda approved yes for dogs general description sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim is a combination of antibiotics that work in conjunction with each other sulfamethoxazole trimethoprim is often used to treat urinary tract skin respiratory or digestive tract infections it may be used for ear infections kennel cough coccidiosis and pneumonia if…

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petmd editorial updated april 02 2015 published november 07 2012 share this drug info drug name capstar common name capstarr drug type parasiticide used for treatment of adult fleas species dogs cats administered tablet how dispensed prescription only fda approved yes general description nitenpyram is used to kill adult flea infestations on your pet it works very fast and begins acts on the adult fleas nervous system within 30 minutes killing them all within 46 hours it is useful in the case of kenneling showing and traveling with pets or to use in conjunction with a flea sterilant such as…

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joanne lynn intile dvm ms dacvim updated april 22 2014 published november 07 2012 share this trixies owners sat stonefaced across from me in the exam room they were a middleaged couple filled with worry for their beloved 14yearold tabby cat they had been referred to me for evaluation of a tumor in her chest trixie was like a child to her owners this became evident within the first few minutes of the appointment when they would finish each others sentences while describing how she played fetch with her toys or how she begged for food like a dog or how they picked her out from a litter of…

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patrick mahaney vmd cva cvj updated january 22 2014 published august 28 2012 share this after all holism is just another term for the whole the holistic approach evaluates and strives to maintain or improve the condition of the entire body instead of merely its individual parts here are my top five recommendations to taking a holistic approach to your pets health 1 be aware of your pets habits closely observing your pets daytoday habits is a vital component of proper care taking without having historical awareness of your pets patterns your veterinarian cannot appropriately diagnose and treat…

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lorie huston dvm updated february 11 2021 published august 24 2012 share this do fat pets suffer from shorter lives by lorie huston dvm obesity is a nationwide epidemic for our pets in fact according to several studies over 50 of american pets are overweight or obese unfortunately being obese can shorten your pets life span fat pets are unhealthy pets obese dogs and cats can be predisposed to a number of different health issues these issues include diabetes particularly for cats joint disease heart disease liver disease skin disease respiratory disease and heat stroke even some forms of…

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petmd editorial updated september 26 2013 published august 24 2012 share this pet workout = shedding pounds exercise is beneficial for our pets in so many ways it helps decrease stress improve sleeping habits and increase energy levels exercise is also fundamental in weight loss did you know pet obesity is now an american epidemic according to several studies over 50 percent of us dogs and cats are overweight or obese and while many of us try to feed our pets a well balanced meal it is not always enough our pets need exercise too and heres why extra pounds means extra problems arthritis…

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lorie huston dvm updated september 27 2016 published august 27 2012 share this we talked previously about the kitty cam study conducted by kerrie anne loyd of the university of georgia more specifically we talked about the fact that your cat may not be as safe as you would like to believe when it is outdoors in recent weeks this same study has been reearthed producing attentionseeking headlines such as kitty cam will expose your cat as a coldblooded murderer mashable and blatant statements such as cats are spending their nights looking for animals to murder huffington post while…

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ken tudor dvm published august 23 2012 share this due to popular feeding trends veterinarians will soon be experiencing greater numbers of cases involving nutritional deficiencies in their efforts to avoid certain ingredients deemed harmful or philosophically unacceptable more and more pet owners are choosing homemade cooked or raw diets over commercial diets as most of you know i agree with the homemade alternative however as my last couple of blogs demonstrated there is more concern over what to leave out than knowledge about what to leave in the web is rife with recipes for those seeking…