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petmd editorial published october 12 2015 share this maryland based dog food manufacturer k9 kraving dog food has announced a voluntary recall of their chicken patties dog food due to the potential of contamination with salmonella and listeria monocytogenes the affected product was shipped and distributed to retail stores in maryland between july 13th and july 17th 2015 only maryland stores are currently being affected by this recall and no other k9 kraving dog food products were found to be affected there was no specific associated upc code or lot number provided by the company according to…

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petmd editorial published october 12 2015 share this salix animal health a florida based dog treat manufacturer has announced a voluntary recall of their good n fun beefhide chicken sticks due to a potential for contamination with salmonella bacteria only one lot of the rawhide treat was identified as being at risk the recalled product is packaged in a 28 ounce bag with lot ao15010 stamped on the back side of the bag the upc code is 0 91093 82247 1 and the expiration date is 032018 good n fun beefhide chicken sticks were distributed nationwide by salix animal health to dollar general and…

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petmd editorial published october 12 2015 share this salix animal health a florida based dog treat manufacturer has announced a voluntary recall of their good n fun beefhide chicken sticks due to a potential for contamination with salmonella bacteria only one lot of the rawhide treat was identified as being at risk the recalled product is packaged in a 28 ounce bag with lot ao15010 stamped on the back side of the bag the upc code is 0 91093 82247 1 and the expiration date is 032018 good n fun beefhide chicken sticks were distributed nationwide by salix animal health to dollar general and…

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jennifer coates dvm published october 09 2015 share this magnesium you see it listed on dog food ingredient labels and its often reported on a patients blood work but what does it do in the body i confess that i had only the sketchiest of ideas so i did some research heres what i found magnesium is classified as an essential macromineral the word essential in nutritional circles simply means that the body cannot manufacture it or manufacture enough of it to meet the bodys needs therefore it must be included in the diet in sufficient amounts to avoid deficiencies macromineralscalcium…

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jessica vogelsang dvm updated january 20 2021 published october 08 2015 share this six months ago maggie may sat in a high kill shelter in los angeles waiting her turn to die her family left her there confused at her abandonment a tumor invaded her tail raw from being chewed upon she was older she was sick and she was an allblack dogthree strikes with multiple factors working against her neither potential adopters nor rescues wanted to invest in her until the folks from labradors and friends walked by and looked in her eyes they saw something that touched their hearts so they pulled her her…

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petmd editorial updated january 31 2018 published september 30 2015 share this by rachel semigran despite cats reputations for being shall we say selective when it comes to their taste in human companionship any cat parent will tell you that cats are incredibly socialboth when you want them to be and when you dont want them to be though feline affection is often comforting and absolute purrfection sometimes their need to be around you at all times isnt always convenient especially when youre trying to cook ah yes a cats love of the kitchen countertop is almost as great as its love of a pocket…

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jessica vogelsang dvm updated january 20 2021 published october 01 2015 share this the grim reaper widely looked to as our collective imagining of death is a frightening figure indeed looming cruel bony and mysterious as his acting agent for pets for the last decade ive come to realize that perhaps we have it all wrong and hes just misunderstood after all flu aside i dont think i look like the reaper at all when i arrive to a home euthanasia appointment the scene can vary but it generally goes like this the adults who live in the home are there with their pet the kids if they have kids have…

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ken tudor dvm updated november 28 2016 published september 29 2015 share this the debate rages on about the best way to educate our children parents politicians and educators all place responsibility for underachievement in our schools on the structure and function of the schools themselves public schools private schools and charter schools are constantly being compared to each other by testing results but maybe the focus for improving academic success shouldnt be focused on where kids go to school maybe we should be looking at home where our fourlegged furry family members live for clues on…

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ken tudor dvm updated november 28 2016 published september 22 2015 share this oped we typically acquire pets so we know they will have a good happy home what doctors teachers and mental health practitioners are finding is that owning pets makes homes healthier especially for children our attraction to animals aids our own wellbeing most of you have read about how pets lower blood pressure decrease stress and promote social interactions in people some of you may remember my post pets promote stronger humantohuman bonds that detailed a study of how pets brought neighbors together in australia…

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jennifer coates dvm published september 21 2015 share this have you ever wondered why particular dogs respond better to commands given by particular people part of the explanation might be related to how those commands are being given a new study performed at the duke university canine cognition center shows that excitable dogs respond better to a calm demeanor and calm dogs respond better to an excited demeanor the researchers compared a group of pet dogs to a group of assistance dogs in training who had been bred and taught to be calmer than average the scientists confirmed the difference…

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jennifer coates dvm published september 11 2015 share this ive started thinking about weight loss in a slightly different way than i did in the past i used to put dogs on a diet get the weight off of them sometimes and then worry about how to keep it off later now i think of weight loss and weight maintenance as essentially the same thing my goal is to find a diet that a dog can eat for the foreseeable future that will first get the weight off and then keep it off heres why weight gain is a sign that something is out of kilter with a dogs energy balance too much food too many treats the wrong…

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jennifer coates dvm published september 07 2015 share this cats have been getting the better of dogs for a long time a study recently published by an international group of scientists that involved analysis of over 200 fossils revealed that the arrival of felids to north america from asia had a deadly impact on the diversity of the dog family contributing to the extinction of as many as 40 of their species according to a press release put forth by the university of gothenburg sweden about the research the dog family originated in north america about 40 million of years ago and reached a…

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patrick mahaney vmd cva cvj updated february 05 2016 published september 02 2015 share this by patrick mahaney vmd does your pet regularly take any medications if so in what format does the medication enter your pets body there are multiple forms in which drugs are manufactured or compounded with the primary options for owners being oral or topical there are further subdivisions of these options so there are many formats available to best fits the needs of our canine and feline companions a pets willingness to be medicated plays a big role in selecting a medications format such cooperation…

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petmd editorial updated october 14 2020 published september 01 2015 share this dogs that love hiking the modern dog is a direct descendant of the gray wolf so its no wonder they love the great outdoors and hiking here are a few of the best dog breeds known for blazing trails through forests up mountains or over snow banks 1 labrador retriever americas most popular dog is also a great hiking partner due to its friendly temperament and strong desire to explore try to mix in some trails with the occasional game of fetch 2 vizsla originally bred as a hunting dog in central europe the vizsla…

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petmd editorial updated september 09 2016 published september 01 2015 share this fleas are most certainly annoying but signs of their infestation are not always so obvious especially if you are dealing with the problem for the first time here are few things veterinarians recommend watching out for even if you dont think fleas could possibly get into your home 1 abnormal scratching licking andor biting fleas are opportunistic arthropods that seek out our pets blood as a food source once fleas get on your pet by jumping or crawling they typically set up their habitat in hard to reach and see…

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petmd editorial updated october 14 2020 published august 23 2015 share this dont ever do these things to your cat by kathy blumenstock with a cat or two around the house even the most dedicated cat parent may slack off and take kittys presence for granted even the simplest oversight may have big consequences on your cats well being and quality of life here are 8 things you should never do to your fave feline editors note the slideshow 8 things you should never do to your cat was not created as a definitive and complete guide to cat care but rather as a reminder of the small daily interactions…

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petmd editorial updated october 13 2020 published august 23 2015 share this dont ever do these things to your dog by carol bryant dedicated dog parents are some of the most incredible people in the world but even the most caring dog moms and dog dads sometimes do things that just arent in the best interests of their fourlegged companions do you do any of these things read on and share in the comments which mistakes you have made and add your own cautionary advice leave a dog alone in the car even when the weather is relatively cool a car can quickly become a greenhouse of sorts and cause your…

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jennifer coates dvm updated january 05 2017 published august 24 2015 share this summer is winding down but its not too late for a few last hurrahs why not include the family dog the next time you splurge on some ice cream several companies make frozen treats for dog which are a good option when youre short on time but frankly they seem pretty hard to find on the shelvesat least here in colorado maybe the manufacturers think were buried in snow 12 months a year has anyone tried any of these what did you and more importantly your dog think if you cant find commercially prepared dog ice cream…

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jessica vogelsang dvm updated january 20 2021 published august 20 2015 share this by jessica vogelsang dvm getting a pet to take their meds is one of the great challenges in veterinary medicine and difficulty in pilling is one of the number one causes of noncompliance oftentimes people ask if crushing their pets medication up in their food is an option the first thing to consider is if the medication can be crushed in the first place tablets with an enteric coating and capsules are usually meant to be absorbed further down in the gi tract even if you can crush a pill without affecting its…

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jessica vogelsang dvm updated january 20 2021 published august 20 2015 share this by jessica vogelsang dvm while sharing food off our own plates is a common bonding experience between owners and a dog with really compelling beggar eyes some food that we eat with no problem whatsoever can be toxic to our pets here are some of the most common offenders chocolate most people are aware that chocolate is bad for cats and dogs in toxic doses it can cause agitation diarrhea pacing seizures or even death it is dosedependent meaning milk chocolate with lower cocoa percentages is less toxic than dark…

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jessica vogelsang dvm updated january 20 2021 published august 20 2015 share this videowistia|rtg8jyjb3x|true reviewed and updated for accuracy on january 27 2020 by dr katie grzyb dvm note its always best to contact your veterinarian for guidance before administering any medication to your pet including benadryl benadryl also known by its generic name diphenhydramine is one of the few overthecounter drugs that veterinarians routinely have owners administer at home you might be looking for benadryl to ease your dogs anxiety or maybe your dog was stung by an insect and is having a mild…

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patty khuly dvm updated february 11 2021 published august 20 2015 share this by patty khuly vmd despite the cheeky title flatulence can be a serious business indeed yet in vet school i dont recall gas ever getting its due the flashier subjects of diarrhea and vomiting in dogs and cats always overshadowed excessive intestinal gas production when discussing the category of gastrointestinal ailments and while thats understandable flatulence neednt be ignored ittoo deserves to be treated with respect after all pets that suffer through this condicion arent just annoying those around them their…

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jessica vogelsang dvm updated may 03 2017 published august 20 2015 share this videowistia|a15jy4lnfk|true by jessica vogelsang dvm to put it simply the best way to give your dog a pill is any way that gets him or her to swallow it seasoned pros may have the old pop it in the mouth with one hand trick down but most people find that they may need to resort to more enticing methods to get the pills where they need to go some medications come in a flavored chewable tab or liquid with such enticing flavors as beef or cheese compounding pharmacies can often create medications that arent normally…

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jennifer coates dvm published august 17 2015 share this dont you wish you knew what your dog was thinking it would make all of our lives so much easier several laboratories are working on questions related to how dogs think about the physical and social world the yale university canine cognition center is one it is devoted to learning how dogs perceive their environment solve problems and make decisions their findings will teach us how the dog mind works which can help us to better develop programs to improve how we train and work with our canine friends the researchers use several different…

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jennifer coates dvm updated february 10 2021 published august 04 2015 share this by jennifer coates dvm if your cat has been diagnosed with bilious vomiting syndrome this is what you can expect to happen next diet the most common form of treatment for bilious vomiting syndrome is to increase the frequency of feedings or to leave food out all of the time medication if more frequent feedings do not resolve the problem medications eg famotidine omeprazole metoclopramide or maropitant may be prescribed what to expect at the vets office your veterinarian will take a complete history and perform a…