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 "Vegetable" Therapy
I'm sure you are aware that in human medicine, low dose aspirin therapy has been shown to decrease the incidence of certain types of cancer, including those that can affect the GI tract. Aspirin does

 Blue-Green Algae and Tylenol
Does your dog like to swim in stock tanks, small lakes, or other semi-stagnant water sources? If so, he could be at risk of blue-green algae toxicity. It's not so much of a problem this time of year,

 To Spay or Not to Spay
There's been a lot of online discussion lately as to whether or not a pet should be spayed or neutered. Well, when it comes to pet longevity, there really isn't anything to discuss. A 2013 compreh

 Does Your Pet Have Itchy Skin?
Here is a mental chalkboard that many veterinarians use when presented with an itchy dog or cat. ? Sudden onset? Think fleas or other skin parasites. ? Gradual onset? Think pollen allergy or seco

 Nutrition Facts & Fallacies
If you've ever consulted Dr. Google concerning questions about pet nutrition, you've no doubt been exposed to a variety of viewpoints on the subject. While there is a bunch a good information out ther

 Why You Should Routinely Deworm Your Outdoor Pets
Outdoor cats that hunt can easily pick-up some nasty parasites from the stuff they eat, including tapeworms (Hymenolepsis nana, Taenia taeniaeformis, Echinococcus) than can infect humans, especially k

 Using Benadryl in Pets
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an over-the-counter human medication that is given to pets quite often for a variety of conditions or circumstances. But as with any medication, one can't assume it is sa

 Stay Informed
Most of us are aware of the fact that if we get bitten by a raccoon, skunk, or bat, or even by a stray dog or cat, we may need to receive rabies prophylaxis injections, especially if the animal cann

 Heart Health and Respiratory Rate
Heart disease is a common development in older dogs, especially in those smaller breeds like Chihuahuas, Toy Poodles, and Yorkshire Terriers. These pets may not show any clinical signs if the

 Another Great Reason To Filter Water For Both You And Your Pet
The scientific community is hinting these days that high levels of inorganic copper in drinking water can play a significant role in the development of Alzheimer's disease (Journal of Trace Elements i

 Acute Moist Dermatitis
Acute Moist Dermatitis (AMD) is a common skin condition seen in dogs and occasionally in our feline friends. The skin lesions seen with AMD, commonly referred to as "hot spots", are characterized by m

 Ringworm Trivia
Did you know? Ringworm infections are quite rare in dogs. Ringworm tends to get over-diagnosed in dogs presented with circular, scaly skin lesions. In most cases, these lesions are caused

 Cleaning Up Pet Stains
Here are a few tips for cleaning up pet stains from Linda Cobb, the "Queen of Clean" (visit 1. If you see your pet urinate on your carpet, blot the wet area with paper

 Another Possible Cause of Food Allergies
Veterinary researchers have shown that vaccinations administered to puppies and kittens may also sensitize their immune systems to the foods they are eating at the time of immunizations. This is espec

 A Neat Little Trick
Have trouble giving your pet pills or capsules? Try the 3-Piece Method Prepare 3 small pieces of tasty food in which hide a pill or capsule, but only fill one of them with the medicine. All-beef ho


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