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petmd editorial updated june 14 2018 published july 27 2013 share this dogswell has issued a voluntary recall for chicken and duck jerky treats due to trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the united states the following brands are included in this recall breathies happy heart happy hips mellow mut shape up veggie life vitality vitakitty affected products are those with best before dates of january 28th 2015 or earlier at this time no other products have been affected according to a press release issued by dogswell during a routine test performed by the…

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jennifer coates dvm published july 26 2013 share this diarrhea is part of the canine condition most dogs do not have what could be called a discriminating palate their willingness to sample almost anything that vaguely resembles food is responsible for a large proportion of acute diarrhea cases i know theres nothing cute about diarrhea in this context acute means of short duration thankfully diarrhea that results from dietary indiscretion is relatively simple to treat some cases resolve on their own but most owners are looking for ways to reduce the severity and duration of their dogs…

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ken tudor dvm updated april 19 2017 published july 25 2013 share this probably few readers have heard of the one health initiative one health seeks to strengthen equal collaboration between human health providers and veterinarians and other animal health researchers and professionals the goal is to create a synergy of biomedical research to improve both human and veterinary care public health and disease prevention and also the care of the environment i came across a recent report in the journal of the american veterinary medical association that embodies the spirit of one health goat milk…

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petmd editorial updated october 16 2020 published july 23 2013 share this diarrhea dilemma by cheryl lock while diarrhea is a prevalent ailment in pets its not a problem that should be taken lightly in fact diarrhea can often be a clinical sign of many different underlying conditions for animals well take you through some of the common causes of pet diarrhea the best ways to treat the illness when it hits your own pet as well as some ways to prevent it in the future common causes of diarrhea in dogs and cats diarrhea is so common in pets that its actually been the no 1 most claimed condition…

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jennifer coates dvm updated october 24 2016 published july 18 2013 share this i have helped more clients than i can count make the difficult decision to euthanize a beloved pet even when i know euthanasia is in the pets best interests letting him or her go is heartbreaking invariably by the end of these conversations everyone in the room including me is crying a comment that i frequently hear from clients during these times is that the decision is just so hard i agree but remind them that simply because something is hard it doesnt mean its not right in fact some of the most meaningful things…

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petmd editorial published april 04 2013 share this bravo has issued a voluntary recall for three of its raw diet frozen foods for dogs and cats due to possible salmonella contamination the following products have been included in the recall 5 lb bravo chicken balance frozen raw diet chubs tubes with best used by dates of 3615 and 31215 imprinted on the side of the plastic casing only 26 cases with the 3615 date were distributed nationally and 36 cases with 31215 date were distributed nationally 2 lb bravo chicken blend frozen raw diet chubs tubes with the best used by date of 32115 imprinted…

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petmd editorial published march 29 2013 share this delhi indias jet airways has voiced sincere regret and offered a lengthy public apology to the owner of a pet cat that was run over before boarding a flight from new delhi to singapore the contrite statement of more than 1000 words was posted on facebook explaining the circumstances around the sad and tragic demise of the cat called james dean and promising a review of the airlines handling of animals the feline and its owner were to take a flight on saturday but james dean leapt onto the tarmac and was run over by a vehicle before being…

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petmd editorial published march 22 2013 share this procter and gamble has issued a voluntary recall for iams shakeables turkey and lamb dog treats due to potential mold growth the lot numbers listed in the retrieval include iams shakeables turkey 6oz 2342419715a 2325419715a 2331419715a 2332419715a 2341419715a 3016419715a 3017419715a 3018419715a 3046419715a iams shakeables lamb 6oz 2338419715a the lot code can be found on the bottom of the can look at the first 4 numbers of the second line to see if your product has been affected according iams no other products have been affected at the time…

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ken tudor dvm published march 21 2013 share this very early in my veterinary career i spent a year as a veterinary officer for the united states department of agriculture my assignment was monitoring the air and seaports of san francisco and oakland california my primary responsibility was to prevent animal diseases from entering the us through these ports of entry by monitoring testing and quarantining animals and animal products secondarily i was charged with enforcing the animal welfare act at research facilities zoological gardens and animal display venues i would like to use the next few…

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joanne lynn intile dvm ms dacvim published march 20 2013 share this and what happens if we dont do anything this is a natural question to ask when presented with an abundance of treatment options for a pet that has been recently diagnosed with cancer in order to make the most informed decision about what is the correct choice for their companion its easy to understand how regardless of tumor type owners need to know the theoretical choices designed to help their pet live a longer life and the alternative of what might happen if no further therapy is pursued i can absolutely appreciate why an…

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petmd editorial published march 18 2013 share this update 330 new lot numbers added and contact info for product refundreplacement natura pet has expanded a voluntary recall on limited lots of innova cat and dog food due to potential salmonella contamination natura pet began recalling certain lots after it was alerted to a single case of salmonella in a product from a different brand but that was part of the same production window as the affected lots of innova dog and cat food the recall was then expanded on march 29 to include the following innova pet food lots including newly added cat…

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jennifer coates dvm published october 25 2013 share this i just finished listening to a podcast produced by the public radio show science friday called fallacies of fat in it dr robert lustig talks about diet exercise weight loss and health and how they are not all related in the ways that you might think dr lustig is a medical doctor not a veterinarian but i think some of his points could have important implications when it comes to the well being of dogs and cats im going to talk about obesity and dogs here for my take on diabetes and cats head on over to todays feline version of nutrition…

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jennifer coates dvm published october 18 2013 share this a couple of weeks back theoldbroad ask about the appropriateness of feeding critical care diets to cats on a longterm basis its very palatable and the critters seem to really like it theoldbroad said however its my understanding that its not a good option for a longterm diet theoldbroad is right cats do really like these critical carerecovery type diets they have been designed to be very appealing so that patients with poor appetites find them hard to resist they are also highly digestible and calorie and nutrient dense so even if a cat…

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anna obrien dvm published october 11 2013 share this as fall gets into full swing fields full of bright orange pumpkins and corn mazes are replacing the late summer county fairs appointments full of travel papers and checks for contagious disease are slowing down and instead im working a lot on fall vaccines for horses dental care and some late season lambing and kidding for the small number of small ruminants bred in the spring for autumn markets although the busy season is certainly not over yet the sleepiest period is between november and january the fall season gives me enough time to…

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jennifer coates dvm published october 04 2013 share this i didnt make it to the american academy of veterinary nutrition symposium this year but i recently reviewed some of the research that was presented there i want to share the results of one study that looked at the differences in body composition between indoor neutered cats and outdoor intact cats the researchers used something called dual energy xray absorptiometry to determine the percentage of the cats bodies that were composed of fatty tissue versus lean tissue the 16 indoor neutered cats were typical pets with owners while the 21…

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lisa radosta dvm dacvb updated january 26 2017 published december 05 2012 share this on a recent home visit i had the chance to meet a wonderful older labradoodle named susie she was calm and quietly friendly she had never really been a fan of playing with other dogs although she wasnt necessarily aggressive either at nearly 12 years of age her owners had adopted a puppy to help keep her young unfortunately susie was not very appreciative of this little gift tito is a deliciously cute rambunctious obnoxious annoying hyperactive 12weekold border collie from the very beginning he was all over…

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joanne lynn intile dvm ms dacvim updated may 22 2015 published december 05 2012 share this a particularly frustrating tumortype in feline veterinary oncology is the injection site sarcoma iss sarcomas are tumors of connective tissue and isss are a specific type of sarcoma arising at the site of a previous injection the most common types of iss in cats are fibrosarcomas and the most common injections associated with the development of isss are vaccinations other types of injections are also associated with tumor development including microchips and injections of longacting flea medications in…

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petmd editorial updated march 14 2013 published november 30 2012 share this carolina prime pet inc a manufacturer and distributor of dog treats has issued a voluntary recall the following product may pose a possible salmonella health risk priority total pet care all natural bullstrips 5count package upc 021130420803 lot code 20082712 s 3195 and lot code 20090312 s3195 the upc and lot code numbers can be located on the back of the package according to an fda press release this product tested positive for salmonella in a test performed by the colorado department of agriculture at the time of…

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petmd editorial published november 28 2012 share this tokyo worried the family dog is too chubby japanese information technology giant fujitsu says it may have the solution with a new health management service that lets owners keep a close eye on their pets exercise regimen through a pedometer attached to its collar the wandant counts how many steps the pooch took during its latest outing with the data then available online for pet owners perusal fujitsu says wan is japanese for woof while dant comes from the word pendant the device also measures the dogs temperature while owners can use an…

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victoria schade cpdtka updated february 15 2021 published november 28 2012 share this image via istockcomdirima by victoria schade going through basic dog training is an important step for pet parents and their dogs particularly because some of the cues you learn together can be literal lifesavers while obedience training helps to develop a common language and cement the bond between dog and handler many dog training lessons also ensure your dogs safety here are four basic dog training cues that might save your dogs life one day why sit is an important safety cue sit is the foundation of all…

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petmd editorial updated april 20 2017 published november 27 2012 share this whether you are adopting a kitten or your nursing cats little ones are weaning you will want to choose the right foods and set up healthy eating habits now mealtime also gives you the chance to use food as a part of an environmental enrichment program to prevent boredom and promote training and exercise all of which are critical to a cats longterm mental and physical wellbeing here is a simple daily schedule for the first six months after your kitten has been weaned it is best to keep a consistent schedule rather than…

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jennifer coates dvm published november 27 2012 share this yesterday we talked about the placebo effect and the ways in which it might affect a pets response to treatment i also mentioned interesting research that looked into how caretakers perceptions can be altered by the assumption that treatment will be effective lets look at that study in more detail fiftyeight dogs that were enrolled in the placebo arm of a clinical trial for a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory were included according to the study owners and veterinarians were not aware of which dogs were receiving the drug and which were…

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petmd editorial updated may 17 2016 published november 19 2012 share this umbilical cat hernia an umbilical hernia is an opening in the muscle wall where the umbilicus belly button is located the hernia allows the abdominal contents to pass through the opening symptoms and types umbilical hernias may be complicated or uncomplicated a complicated hernia is one in which contents of the abdominal cavity such as a loop of intestine have passed through the opening and become entrapped an uncomplicated umbilical hernia is associated with a soft swelling in the umbilical area this swelling may be…

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petmd editorial updated august 20 2015 published november 19 2012 share this pennyroyal oil from poisonous plant for cats pennyroyal oil is derived from plants within the mint family known as labiatae it is frequently used in flea powders sprays and in fragrances it can be toxic to cats particularly when ingested symptoms and types symptoms expected with pennyroyal oil poisoning include listlessness vomiting diarrhea coughing up blood difficulty breathing bloody nose lethargy coma seizures death causes the active poison in pennyroyal oil is a chemical known as pulegone which is toxic to the…

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patrick mahaney vmd cva cvj updated march 07 2016 published november 20 2012 share this last year for my 2011 petmd daily vet thanksgiving column see wishbones candles and schedule changes pose thanksgiving pet dangers i wrote about thanksgiving pet safety this year im taking a different route to discuss the health benefits of one of the most ubiquitous thanksgiving day foods pumpkin im not talking about your leftover halloween pumpkin which is likely in a severe state of decay and harboring bacteria and mold that could create a toxic effect if ingested by your pet i am referring to cooked…