Spleen and Liver Cancer in Pets, by Dr. David Deresz

Spleen and Liver Cancer Dr. David Deresz Unfortunately, just as in humans, cancer is a common disease seen in older patients. Veterinary medicine has progressed immensely in the last 10 to 15 years regarding our ability to diagnose and treat cancer. There are many different types effecting many different body systems. Each has its own […]

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Uretonephrectomy in a 4 Week-Old Kitten

By Dr. Jennifer Lavender, DVM • Hydronephrosis is caused by increased intrarenal pressure due to ureteral defect (ie. ectopic, stenotic, hypoplastic, torsed, etc.) • Uretronephrectomy is a viable solution when contralateral renal function is adequate. A four week old kitten presented for abdominal distension. The owner had noticed the enlarging abdomen over the last week. […]

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Vestibular Disease in Pets, by Dr. Maria Badamo

Vestibular Disease in Pets by Dr. Maria Badamo The vestibular apparatus is the body’s system for determining our orientation to our surroundings. It lets us know when we are upright, upside down, whether we are leaning to one side, or backwards, etc. When there is a disruption of the vestibular system the body has a […]

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Viral Testing for Cats, by Dr. Kathryn Sarpong

What is “Viral Testing” for my Cat? Kathryn Sarpong, DVM DABVP   Your veterinarian may have recommended viral testing for your kitten or cat.   There are many viruses that infect cats, but “viral testing” usually refers to a blood test that looks for feline leukemia virus (FeLV), and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).    These viruses can […]

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What to do with your new puppy

1. Committment – Involve all family members in the care of your new puppy. Consider assignments for feeding, bathing, walking, etc. Caring for a puppy is huge responsibility and everyone should be involved. Puppies require a lot of attention and love. 2. Equipment – Make sure that your puppy has all the necessary equipment to […]

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What to do with your new puppy

1. Committment – Involve all family members in the care of your new puppy. Consider assignments for feeding, bathing, walking, etc. Caring for a puppy is huge responsibility and everyone should be involved. Puppies require a lot of attention and love. 2. Equipment – Make sure that your puppy has all the necessary equipment to […]

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What is separation anxiety in dogs?

By Dr. Kathryn Sarpong, DVM Some dogs with too much unused energy and a highly developed bond to their families can develop destructive tendencies or excessive barking when left alone.  This can include destroying items in the house, scratching at doors or windows, destroying blinds, barking continuously, or having accidents in the house.   Certain breeds […]

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Where do heartworms come from?

By Dr. Kathryn Sarpong, DVM Where do heartworms come from? Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes. When a mosquito feeds on an animal, larval forms of heartworms are injected into the animal. Can my pet catch heartworms from another heartworm positive animal? Not directly. The life cycle of the heartworm parasite requires that it pass through […]

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Why microchip?

It doesn’t take more than a second – a door left open while you bring in the groceries, a child running through the gate leaving it unlatched, or a neighbor at your door – and your pet is gone. Some pets don’t get far, others do find their way home, but for the millions of […]

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