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    Tick Prevention

    Jun 01 2012

    Tick season is upon us again. Or at least, it is now in full swing, as ticks have been found on dogs even in northern areas in the winter. Along with these ticks come conversations about what is or…

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    New Virus May Cause Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

    Apr 30 2012

    Some cases of kidney disease in cats may have a viral origin

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    Dog Returns from the (Presumed) Dead

    Apr 30 2012

    From Wichita, KS, comes a story of many brave firefighters, one scared owner, and a terrified dog. John Huy, a retired aviation engineer, was walking his 100-pound pit bull/Labrador mix,Taz, in the…

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    Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use in Companion Animals

    Apr 01 2012

    In February 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Centre for Veterinary Medicine held a Webinar entitled, "Advice to Dog Owners Whose Pets Take NSAIDs." The webinar, which is about half an hour…

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    Diabetes and your pet

    Dec 01 2011

    Diabetes mellitus, commonly shortened to diabetes, is a disease that threatens both humans and pets. Paralleling the situation in humans, more and more cats and dogs are being diagnosed with diabetes…

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    Choosing Cat Toys

    Dec 01 2011

    With the approaching holiday season, many cat owners purchase toys as gifts for their furry family members. It is important to make sure that any toys are safe – avoid toys with small pieces that…

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    Ringworm, Pets and People

    Nov 01 2011

    Ringworm, also called dermatophytosis, is a fungal infection that occurs in the skin, hair and nails. The fungi feed on the keratin that is found in the outer layers of these structures. Ringworm…