FLEA ALLERGY DERMATITIS
From the Skin Vet.
DISEASES IN THE DOG
Alphabetical List of parasitic diseases.
ITCHY SKIN MAY INDICATE INFECTION
While itching can be caused by obvious culprits, such as fleas, sometimes the source of the problem is less obvious.
POISONOUS TO DOGS
Our own list of plants, trees, shrubs that are harmful to your dog.
For use as an antidote to gastro. Excellent article and it works!
RETAINED DECIDUOUS CANINE TEETH IN THE LOWCHEN
by Dr. Elizabeth-Jo Vickridge BVMS MACVSc (Vet Dentistry)
AID FOR PETS IN AUSTRALIA
& illustrated by Dr. Fiona Anderson
LIST OF DRUGS USED IN
names, forms, storage, dose, administration, uses, side effects,
contraindications, toxicities and warnings for these compounds are described in
OILS & ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Most comprehensive - by Tiffani M Beckman.
The signs, how's, and diagnosis!
CHOCOLATE TOXICITY IN DOGS
The active ingredient in chocolate is theobromine. Find out just how little it really takes!
ASPIRIN AS MEDICATION
Tolerance and dosage in dogs.
WORMING USING HERBS
Another excellent article by Tiffani M Beckman.
The condition in which either one or both testicles fails to descend fully.
The definitions of, the causes of, and how it can be prevented...by Lee Weston.
GASTRIC DILATATION AND VOLVULUS
(GDV) – BLOAT AND TORSION
Bloat kills! If your dog bloats, you may have little time to save him. Prompt emergency veterinary care is essential.
Structure, impact, and expression...by Jennie Bullock.
VACCINATIONS: TOO MANY, TOO OFTEN?
Are we actually causing harm by over vaccinating?
TO VACCINATIONS OF THE CANINE.
article by by Leanne Bertani, MD
The chemical is very toxic and lethal in small doses to all animals!
FIRST AID KIT
List of items to keep in a basic First Aid Kit for your dogs.
What looks like disobedience just might be a health problem!
SIGNS OF CANINE ILLNESS
How to tell if your dog is sick.
Try some of these suggestions to help your fur kid overcome travel sickness.
A CAN OF WORMS AT THE FLEA CIRCUS
The dangers of using chemicals. Great article!
All you ever wanted to know about Canine Epilepsy!
A Dermatology nightmare!
CANINE HIP & ELBOW DYSPLASIA
A directory of Internet Resources on Canine Dysplasia
provided by WorkingDogs.com
An explanation for owners and breeders. Excellent!
An easy-to-understand explanation for owners and breeders.
AVA/ANKC HIP DYSPLASIA SCORING SYSTEM
explanation for owners and breeders.
THE LYME DISEASE NETWORK
A non-profit foundation dedicated to public education of
the prevention and treatment of Lyme Disease
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PUPPIES!!!
Facts and articles on canine anatomy.
VETERINARY & HEALTH RELATED FAQ'S
FAQ's relating to Sporting & Working dogs, but loaded with general health information.
HERBAL HEALER - PETS
Safe, natural remedies that help certain conditions in your pet.
THE BENEFITS OF USING FLOWER ESSENCES FOR YOUR DOG
A very long and detailed article by Kathy Edstrom. Tops!
How to recognize the signs, and causes.
CANINE INHERITED DISORDERS DATABASE
More information than you could imagine!
FIRST AID AND HEALING
From diarrhoea, burns, dandruff, insect bites...well worth the visit!
A truly wonderful article by Dr Jean C Hofve giving detailed info on using Flower Therapy for Animals.
Excellent resourceful site.
A good explanation by Bhe-Jei Maltese.
From the Bichon Frise Club of America
Overbite, underbite, crossmouth & wry mouth...by George Jones.
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
How to recognize the clinical signs of one of the most common of the infectious diseases.
COCCIDIOSIS IN DOGS
Recognize it, protect against it, and treat it.
Renal failure in dogs. the answers from Dr. Mike Richards.
TUMOURS, CANCERS & LUMPS
Superior Veterinary information.
Contains a guide to alternative measures in canine health care including the use of flower essence and homeopathy.
ACUPUNCTURE FOR ANIMALS
Offers insight into holistic approach, often used on older dogs suffering from chronic pain. Learn why it
is gaining popularity.
HOW DO DOGS GET WORMS?
about the different worms and how they affect your dog.
HELP FOR COMMON PROBLEMS
Lots of help from Dorwest Herbs!
NORMAL VALUES & CHARACTERISTICS
Information on the reproduction and normal physiologic values of dogs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AFTER SURGERY
is such a great site! Lots of info.
HYPOTHYROIDISM IN THE DOG
The classic symptoms of...
EYE VET CONSULTING SERVICES
The Veterinary Ophthalmology Information Center
CANINE EYE REGISTRATION FOUNDATION
Purdue University, Ind. USA
Improve performance & health and establish a deeper
rapport with your dog!
What you should know about Canine Parvovirus Infection
What it is, what it does, how to prevent it and protect against it
CANINE HEARTWORM DISEASE
A deadly threat to your dog!
CANINE HEART DISEASE
One dog in every ten has Heart Disease!
Click on the diagrammed organ of interest for an enlarged view.
NORMAL DOG ANATOMY
written description with illustrations
ATLAS OF VETERINARY CLINICAL ANATOMY
online Atlas. Much to learn here. A MUST to visit!
SYSTEM OF THE DOG
individual bones aren't labelled, but interesting.
OF THE CANINE EYE
Veterinary Ophthalmology Center
Determining the cause of the Allergies.
EMERGENCY FIRST AID KIT
A comprehensive list of items one should keep in their home
First Aid Kit for dogs!
EMERGENCY FIRST AID TIPS
Some of the things you can do to help your dog in an emergency situation.
Dogs and chocolate, poisonous plants and tips for a poison-safe home
Therapeutic Alternative to Hysterectomy!
you want to know!
THE DEAF DOG
The Deaf Dogs Web page is intended to act as a resource for people living with deaf dogs
CANINE HEALTH LINKS
Articles on Health - from Bloat to Vaccinations!
Medical articles on handling Skin and Ear problems
A complete alphabetical reference to all canine health problems.
BACTERIAL, VIRAL & FUNGAL INFECTIONS IN DOGS
List of plants that are poisonous to livestock and pets
VETERINARY TERMS, ABBREVIATIONS & MEASUREMENTS
Helping you to understand the complicated jargon your Vet gives
STOPPING THE ITCHAdvice on Nutrition, Allergies, and Skin Disorders.
everything you need to know about them!
TICKS & SPIDER BITES
And how to treat them!
AND PREVENT FLEAS NATURALLY
to Fleas .... by Frances Gavin.
IMMUNE SYSTEM & DISEASE RESISTANCEBy W. Jean Dodds DVM*.
VACCINATION DECISIONSBy Susan Gayle Wynn, DVM - Alternatives to Vaccination.
MAR VISTA MEDICAL CENTERHuge site with lots of health information on dogs and cats.
CANINE EYE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (CERF)Got Eye problems? Check this site out!
NATURAL REARINGAn excellent compilation of diet, vaccination, and holistic health care.
The significant signs of HGE are vomiting and/or
diarrhoea containing variable amounts of blood.
TOXIC PLANTS & OUTDOOR CHEMICALS
BASIC CANINE EYE
Detailed diagram and text descriptions of canine ocular anatomy.
A TUTORIAL IN DERMATOLOGIC PATHOLOGY
Photo-pictorial dictionary of dermatology
terms and conditions.
ON EMERGENCIES & FIRST AID
advice from the Pet Education Center.
THE CANINE CHRONICLE ONLINE
of worthwhile info here!
EPILEPSY & BREEDING
Using Raspberry Cordial as an antidote to gastro.
FOR ELBOW DISORDERS
excellent article by Fred Lanting and S-E Olsson
TROUBLE WITH ELBOW DYSPLASIA
The OFA labels three conditions under the diagnosis of elbow dysplasia
YOUR DOG HYPOTHYROID?
A list of
symptoms that may mean your dog is hypothyroid.
ARTHRITIS IN DOGS
Lots of advice and links
to other helpful sites here.
not know of a Löwchen having had this problem, but it seems quite
common in some
THE ITCHING PET: ALTERNATIVES TO STEROIDS
- KENNEL COUGH
What is it, and how to treat it!
- RIMADYL- SAFE OR NOT???
Rimadyl - Pfizer speaks of caution!!
- CHLORINATED WATER - A BIG NO, NO!
Chlorine is a halogen that damages enzymes. It does not belong in our bodies as part of our water needs !! read on.....
- ROBERT MCDOWELL'S HERBAL TREATMENTS
Australian therapist - I'm going to try some!!
- COMMON DRUGS & NEUTRACEUTICALS
Everything about the drugs, medications and supplements we administer to our pets. Excellent!!!
- STRESS, INFERTILITY & HERPES INFECTION
By Mary C. Wakeman, D.V.M.
- CLEFT PALATE IN DOGS
Actually from a Cocker Spaniel site. Most informative.
- HOMEOPATHY & HERBAL
Complimentary Health Care for your Pet - by Marina
- NATURAL HOLISTIC PET CAREDetails on Holistic Care for pets including Nutrition, Acupuncture, Chiropractic etc.
- THE ITCHY DOGAdvice when you need it! Suggestions on how to ease the scratch.
- CANINE COUGHSA cough is not necessarily a cold!.. Norma Wolfe.
- COLLOIDAL SILVERMore on uses and treatments with this natural healer.
- BLUE POWDER EAR TREATMENTAn excellent home made recipe.
- THE CANINE EARAn Ear full of Auditory Advice!..by Dennis W. Thomas,
D.V.M. from Working Dog Web.
- CANINE STREPTOCOCCAL TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROMEEarly diagnosis and treatment are critical!
- VIRAL ENTERITIS IN DOGSThe characteristic signs and treatment.
- HOLISTIC HEALTH FOR ANIMALHolistic animal health care products & advice.
- ALT VET MEDInformation on complimentary & alternative therapies in Veterinary Medicine.
- NET VETA comprehensive list of canine sites, including FAQ's.
- NATURAL THERAPIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY BREEDERAnother
wonderful article by Marina Zacharias.
- CANINE HERPES VIRUS INFECTIONCanine herpes virus is generally referred to as CHV, and is a leading cause of puppy deaths, especially in puppies one to three weeks of age.
- PATELLA LUXATIONFrom the Oakland Veterinary Center. I believe this is the best article I have read so far!
- THE PHARMACYWant to know more about the medication your dog is on? Check out this list at the Sangra de Cristo Animal Hospital!
- DISEASES LIBRARYGreat information here. Even a Breeding & Whelping section.
- BUILD YOUR OWN FIRST AID KITThis list looks like my own one! Very comprehensive information here.
- ORTHOPEDIC FOUNDATION FOR ANIMALS INC.Genetic Databases for Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Congenital Cardiac Disease, and Patella Luxation. USA
The sites most commonly affected include the shoulder, the elbow, the knee, and the ankle (hock) in young dogs.
- KIDNEY DISEASES IN DOGSDiagnosis, treatment and management of dogs with Renal Disease.
- CANINE WORMSKeep an eye on these little critters to ensure your dogs health!
- A PET OWNERS GUIDE TO COMMON SMALL ANIMAL POISONSInvaluable list here - plants, drugs, household products etc.
- PLANTS POISONOUS TO PETSAn extremely comprehensive list - you'll be surprised to learn that some plants you considered safe in your garden are NOT safe!
- GRASS EATINGWhy dogs eat grass!
- COPROPHAGIA (EATING FAECES)
And other Faeces Problems
Coprophagia in pups may persist beyond an acceptable phase or the pups may become coprophagic when placed in a new home.
- PURE BRED DOG BREEDS INTO THE 21ST CENTURYAchieving
Genetic health for our dogs! Excellent article.
- DISEASES OF THE EARS, SKIN, HAIR, COAT &
NAILSAlmost every problem you
can think of referred to!
- CAUSES OF FLUID-FILLED BUMPS ON THE SKIN OF
DOGSThis is a MUST READ
for every dog owner!
- GUIDE TO HEREDITARY AND CONGENITAL DISEASES IN
DOGSPublished by The
Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights.
- HOLISTIC PET CAREThe
Natural way to keep pets healthy - Gloria Dodd DVM
reading! The immune system failures are a serious threat to your dog's health.
A disease in
which the body attacks its own red blood cells!
Wonderful resourceful site at University of California, Davis.
OF CANINE ILLNESSES
The Virtual Pet site. Excellent!
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
site created specifically for information on this disease.
- RASPBERRY CORDIAL
use as an antidote to Gastro
- HERBAL HELP FOR COMMON PROBLEMS IN CANINES
reading from Dorwest Herbs.
the information you need to find.
ARTHRITIS RESOURCE CENTER
explaining the types of Arthritis, how to treat it etc.
- CANINE BLOOD BANK AUSTRALIA
Dr Cathy Deague
Registrar, Canine Blood Bank
Veterinary Clinic and Hospital (uVet)
The University of Melbourne
250 Princes Hwy
Werribee VIC 3030
Phone: 03 9731 2328
Fax: 03 9731 2377
Healthy canine feet make the going easy!
Features detailed anatomical terminology in Finnish, Swedish, German, English & French, complete with corresponding graphical identification.
- WONDER HEALING SALVE
Antiseptic Salve has wonderful healing properties. Check it out!
- BEHAVIORAL CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH THYROID DYSFUNCTION IN DOGS
Published Study: 77% of Dogs with Seizures have low Thyroid!
- ANOTHER LOOK AT DEWCLAWS
This article is exceptionally interesting. A must read! By
All the info is here!
- FEVERS IN PETS
Learn what causes fevers and why your pet is susceptible to them.
One of the best articles on the net, with lots of reference
- VETERINARY Q & A SERIES ARTICLES
There is a wealth of knowledge here! A "must
Information on arthritis and glucosamine, the latest research, and tips for effectively managing your pain and treatment for your PETS.
From Washington State University.
- NASAL SOLAR
DERMATITIS - COLLIE NOSE
Left untreated, severe discomfort can result...more
- CANINE DIGESTIVE TRACT DISORDERS IN SEVERAL BREEDS
After skin problems, the next most common and next most frustrating set of disorders to the dog owner and the diagnostician are those of the alimentary canal...Fred Lanting
- VETERINARY TERMS
Description of words commonly used in Veterinary terms
HEALTH PROBLEMS IN DOGS
Brief description of some of the illnesses and ailments that can affect our canine friends
- ADMINISTRATION OF SUBCUTANEOUS FLUIDS AT HOME
This article is invaluable!
- PERIOPERATIVE HYPOTHERMIA MANAGEMENT IN DOGS AND CATS
This article describes heat loss mechanisms, consequences of hypothermia, monitoring of body temperature, and the prevention and treatment of perioperative hypothermia in dogs and cats.
ILLNESSES SYMPTOMS CHART
Contains info on lack of appetite, increased thirst, vomiting, increased salivation and diarrhea.
ILLNESSES SYMPTOMS CHART TABLE 2
Contains info on straining, loss of hair, difficulty breathing, coughing, lameness and paralysis.
- EPIDEMIOLOGY DICTIONARY
Terminology related to the study of disease frequency and occurrence.
- DIABETES GLOSSARY
Everything to do with Diabetes in Pets
- INDEX OF ZOONOTIC DISEASES
Extensive data bank of several zoonotic diseases, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.
- COMBINATION 'D' TISSUE SALTS TREATMENT
A proven remedy for the treatment of skin problems in some
AMAZING IMMUNE SYSTEM
When you think about it, it is amazing how many threats our bodies are fighting off at any given moment.
- CANINE OSTEOLOGY - AN INTERACTIVE ATLAS
This is a MUST SEE site! Produced by UC Davis College of Veterinary Medicine. All about canine bones.
- RESEARCH SOURCES FOR ANIMAL INFORMATION
Electronic Indexes, E-Journals - Medline, etc.
- GUARDING AGAINST GIARDIA
The Giardia trophozoite which is the active stage of the organism - inhabits the small intestine of the dog.
- A QUICK FIX FOR HIP DYSPLASIA?
A recently developed procedure could provide a swift, less painful fix for puppies with hip dysplasia—if it's caught early enough.
- OSA: THE MOST COMMON BONE TUMOR OF DOGS
OSA, which most often affects large and giant breed dogs, unfortunately carries a very poor prognosis: few dogs will survive more than one year unless treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
- ARE BACTERIA CAUSING YOUR PET’S GASTRITIS?
Research indicates that humans may experience ulcers, stomach pain, and stomach ulcers because of infection with Helicobacter species. This species may be causing similar symptoms in companion animals as well.
- INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF CHRONIC VOMITING
There are many possible reasons why a cat or dog vomits frequently. Sometimes it takes a veterinary specialist to get to the bottom of it all.
- GETTING TO KNOW YOUR DOG’S FECES
Rather than trying to respect your dog’s "private moments," monitor them vigilantly. Your pet’s feces can reveal quite a bit about the state of its health.
- AGING DOGS BENEFIT FROM ANTIOXIDANT PRODUCTS
Studies show that many dogs with geriatric disorders show substantial improvements after treatment with antioxidant products such as
- THE RISING STORM: WHAT BREEDERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
A complex article well worth reading, by C.A. Sharp
- GLUCOSAMINE WONDER TREATMENT OR HYPE
Significant claims have been made for 'dietary supplements' glucosamine and chondroitin as a treatment for osteoarthritis....
ENDOGENOUS METABOLIC DISORDERS
Endogenous metabolic disorders in small animals that impact the central nervous system (CNS) encompass myriad conditions, including electrolyte abnormalities, endocrine disorders, and organ failure. These conditions have sometimes been referred to as metabolic encephalopathies because of functional CNS perturbations arising from altered energy metabolism, destabilization of neural membranes, hypoxia, endogenous toxin formation, or osmolality shifts.
- MIRACLE LIQUID WORMERS:
The whole story!
- CANCER IN DOGS
Cancer is a major cause of death in dogs! Interesting article from Vet Talk at eSPOMagazine.com
- ADEQUAN - POSSIBLY AN ANSWER FOR DOGS WITH JOINT DAMAGE
I found this interesting and wanted to make the
information available to you.
- HOLISTIC PRACTITIONERS SUGGEST BOVINE COLOSTRUM FOR CHRONICALLY ILL DOGS
Claims abound for bovine colostrum’s ability to treat allergies, bacterial, or viral infections; autoimmune diseases; digestive problems; and even cancer.
- GERIATRICS IN CANINES
Results of research in Canine Geriatrics by Lyn Richards
Ways to Fight the Fumes
- EXTENSION TOXICOLOGY NETWORK
Searchable database for toxicology
The volume and composition of gas are affected by the types of intestinal bacteria present, feeding behaviors, and the composition of the diet.
We can use this knowledge to use cattle medicine on dogs
- NAIL AND NAIL BED DISORDERS
Nails are subject to trauma, infection, poor circulation, immune disease, cancer, defects in keratin (a protein and the principal component of nails), and congenital abnormalities (present at birth).
- JOINT EFFORTS PRESERVING THE HEALTH OF CANINE BONES
Limping and periodic lameness could be signs of one of several joint diseases; get the latest diagnosis and preventive measures. This is a MUST READ!!!!
- HYPOGLYCEMIA AND SEIZURES IN DOGS
This is low sugar level in the blood.
Hypoglycaemia is defined as a blood glucose or blood sugar concentration of less than 70 milligrams per
deciliter (mg/dl) of blood.
- NATURALLY TREATING EPILEPSY AND SEIZURE DISORDERS
A seizure may last from one to five minutes. Afterwards, the pet may seem exhausted, confused and disoriented.....
- CANINE COMPANION MEDICATION AND TREATMENT PRIMER
An overview of some of the medications you may know, read about or have prescribed for your short-legged charges and the conditions for which these medications are best suited.
- CANINE INTESTINAL LYMPHANGIECTASIA
Intestinal lymphangiectasia may be congenital (present from birth) due to malformation of the lymphatic system, or it may be acquired in association with another disease
- INTESTINAL LYMPHANGIECTASIA
Intestinal lymphangiectasia (idiopathic hypoproteinemia) is a disorder in which the lymph vessels supplying the lining of the small intestine become enlarged and obstructed.
- LYMPHANGIECTASIA IN DOGS
If the intestine is actually leaking nutrients out instead of absorbing them in, the result is a nutritional disaster
- INTESTINAL LYMPHANGIECTASIA
“Protein-losing Enteropathy” is a fancy way of saying there is something wrong with the intestine such that protein is being lost from the body through the intestine.
- WOBBLERS......IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY?
Providing information for those who prefer to avoid invasive treatment (spinal surgery)
- CHYLOTHORAX IN DOGS AND CATS
Medical therapy consists of thoracocentesis, dietary management, and drug therapy
- ALLERGIES: FOOD VS. AIRBORNE VS CONTACT
Diagnosing and treating a dog for something that sounds as simple as "itchy skin" may actually be quite complex.
- BACTERIAL AND YEAST INFECTIONS: THE GREAT PRETENDERS
Usually, it is necessary to treat any secondary problems before the underlying problems can even be assessed, much less treated.
- CANCER TYPES AND INFORMATION
Cancer is a treatable disease. Cancer is defined as "a malignant growth of tissue tending to spread and associated with general ill health and progressive emaciation."
- CANINE CANCER: CHEMO TYPES & POSSIBLE REACTIONS
Cancer cells do not develop normally. They continuously multiply and divide; they never properly mature and reach a resting state. There is no order or system to their replication.
- CANCER: SUPPLEMENTS, DIET & WHAT TO FEED
This deals with Supplements and info on Diet & Foods
- LONGEVITY HERBS FOR DOGS
Herbs are truly one of the very best treatments available for an aging body -
whether you are a human or a dog!
- NUTRITION THERAPY FOR CANINE HEART HEALTH
"Feeding the heart" by supplementing the diet with the appropriate substances can create long-term beneficial physiological effects that will increase the longevity of the patient.
- FUNCTIONAL NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTION & JOINT SUPPLEMENTS
Review of what supplements are in current favor and have shown benefits in the treatment of osteoarthritis and other forms of degenerative joint disease such as hip and elbow dysplasia, hock and stifle problems and spondylosis
- NEUROTOXIC DISORDERS
Neurotoxicity in dogs and cats may result from myriad agents, including metals, pesticides, solvents and other chemicals, and bacterial, animal, and plant-derived toxins, as well as therapeutic agents
- CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE (KIDNEY FAILURE)
Dogs and cats with chronic renal failure cannot be cured, but their clinical signs can often be managed success- fully.
- OXALATE BLADDER STONES IN THE DOG
It should not be too surprising that there is a strong hereditary component to the formation of oxalate bladder stones. This is also true in humans.
- BLADDER STONES IN DOGS
Stones in the urinary tract are common in dogs and cats. Even though dogs and cats do get kidney stones, it is bladder stones that causes more problems.
- BLADDER STONES
To deal with this issue, the first step is to acquaint oneself with the processes behind the formation of the various types of stones.
- BLADDER STONES AND CRYSTALS
Bladder stones and crystals can be an aggravating problem, both in dogs and cats. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be part of these conditions, but not always.
- KIDNEY AND BLADDER STONES IN DOGS AND CATS
Both dogs and cats suffer from kidney and bladder stones (calculi or uroliths) very similar to those found in humans.
- BLADDER STONES IN DOGS
There are different types of stones possible in the urinary tract, including oxalate, urate, cystine, silicate, and struvite.
- UROLITHIASIS (URINARY STONES)
Several factors are responsible for the formation of urinary stones. The understanding of these processes is important for the treatment and prevention of urinary stones.
- COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME (CDS)
Now there are medical advances that offer new hope for dogs that suffer from the behavioral changes associated with CDS
- WHAT IS RICKETS?
Rickets is a condition that causes deformities - swelling of the joints and bending of the long bones in young growing animals.
- B COMPLEX VITAMINS IN RENAL FAILURE PATIENTS
Vitamin supplementation to pets is widely practised, yet there is little scientific evidence to support it.
- THE LIVER AND PROTEIN SYNTHESIS
The liver is responsible for the synthesis of many proteins - some of which are vital for normal function, and some of which can be used as markers of liver disease
- LIQUID GLUCOSAMINE FORMULA SYN-FLEX
Proven to be a highly effective treatment for arthritis and hip dysplasia in dogs and cats
- EXPERIENCES WITH BLOOD GLUCOSE HOME MONITORING BY OWNERS OF DIABETIC DOGS
Long-term management of diabetic dogs relies on the owner's observation of clinical signs and on periodic evaluation by a veterinarian.
- NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS IN CANINE CUSHING'S SYNDROME
Cushing's syndrome (CS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in dogs. 80 to 85% suffer from pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH), in the other cases the disease is due to a functional adrenal tumor (FAT).
- HYPERCALCEMIA IN DOGS AND CATS: ETIOLOGY AND DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH
Although all tissues can be affected by hypercalcemia, the neuromuscular, gastrointestinal, renal and cardiac systems are the most important
- DIAGNOSIS OF INFECTIOUS
DIARRHOEA IN DOGS AND CATS
A Critical Appraisal
- CANINE STREPTOCOCCAL TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME
Streptococci are known for their ability to occasionally cause septicaemia in puppies and a range of localized diseases in adults.
- CANINE STRESS
There are many signals through which you may spot this condition before it becomes out of hand or critical to performance.
- THE MISUSE OF HEALTH TESTING
Unfortunately, health testing can also be misused. There is a disturbing trend among some breeders to use health testing as a weapon in their crusade to become the "breeding police."
- HANDLING, RESTRAINT AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF DOGS AND CATS
The site includes practical instructions and images showing techniques and equipment used.
- THE WELL ADJUSTED DOG by Dr. Daniel R. Kamen, B.A., D.C.
The time has come for animal chiropractic to be recognized for what it is; a powerful healthcare practice that can help animals achieve a higher level of well being, which is not always available through traditional allopathic methods.
This is an excellent article that every dog owner should read!
- ALL ABOUT THE CANINE TONGUE
The canine tongue has more responsibilities than any other part of the dog's anatomy - excluding the brain.
- ISSUES REGARDING CASTRATION IN DOGS
Politically correct conventional wisdom is not necessarily biologically correct. Also, old wives tales regarding testicles and behavioral matters are often just that.
- PUPPY VAGINITIS
Puppy bitches often suffer from a cluster of symptoms including cystitis, vaginal inflammation, vaginal discharge and sometimes urine scalding and dermatitis of the skin around the vulva
Those of you who
use Kaopectate to control diarrhoea,
especially in cats, need to be aware of the recent formula change. Due to
concerns regarding lead levels in the old formulation the manufacturer of
Kaopectate have changed the active ingredient to bismuth subsalicylate.
Salicylates (e.g. aspirin, pepto bismol and now kaopectate) should only be
administered to cats under veterinary supervision. Some dogs are also sensitive
Heinz - Body Anaemia
The recorded cases of Allium poisoning typically involved onion doses exceeding 0.5% of the animal's body weight. A dog weighing 60 pounds would have to ingest a 5-ounce onion or several cloves of garlic to begin the heinz-body process. Red blood cells regenerate quickly in healthy animals, so the overdose would have to be repeated frequently to cause harm.
Tea Tree Oil
Topical application of tea tree oil has caused temporary paralysis in some animals. As with other essential oils, tea tree oil should be diluted before being applied to dogs.
The saponins that give Yucca it's soapy properties help relieve the inflammation of arthritis, but they can also irritate the stomach lining and intestinal mucosa resulting in bloat and over long term use can cause
anaemia. Yucca should be avoided during pregnancy.
Minute amounts of some essential oils have the potential to harm pets with allergies or epilepsy. They should be used with caution during pregnancy, whelping and lactation.
This popular herb contains compounds that when isolated and fed in large doses can cause liver damage. It is recommended to use comfrey in combination with foods, if at all.
Before consuming alfalfa sprouts purchased at the local grocer, be sure they are washed in a solution of grape seed extract to guard against potential Salmonella E. coli and other harmful bacteria. Alfalfa sprouts have been a topic of concern because they contain saponins which are chemicals that can damage red blood cells. Research on the toxic effects of canavanine shows that "L-canavanine rapidly decreases in plants as they mature during germination". Canavanine is also found in onions and garlic.
Research has implicated mono-diets, gulping meals or large meals and commercial foods which contain grains or soy beans as the primary cause of bloat. Bloat can be prevented by feeding large chunks of raw meat, bones and other foods which provide regular eating exercise that strengthens muscles of the stomach and bowels.
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