The Pet Health Care Gazette
on Monday May 20th, 2013 at 05:38 PM
In the past few days, Ive been attending the BlogPaws pet blogger conference. There have been some great sessions here and Id like to tell you about one of them today. The session was presented by Debbie Jacobs. Debbie has been a long time friend and, as a dog trainer, she is one of the people I most admire. I consider Debbie one of my go-to sources when it comes to dogs and dog behavior.
Debbie spoke about some of the common myths and misconceptions involving dog behavior. This is a summary...
on Saturday May 18th, 2013 at 03:39 AM
Today, guest blogger Drew Kobb has provided a post about using food supplements in horses. We hope you enjoy Drews contribution. As with all things pertaining to your pets health, we recommend consulting your veterinarian before adding a supplement to your horses diet. Heres the post.Horse Supplements
Horses can sometimes benefit from a supplement added to the diet. Lets talk more about horse supplements and when they might be beneficial.
Many people argue that we get all the...
on Friday May 17th, 2013 at 03:41 AMYour cat may qualify for this clinical trial if he suffers from kidney disease and has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Photo courtesy of Moyan_Brenn/Flickr.com
Kidney disease is a common ailment in cats. One of the sequelae that can occur in cats with kidney disease is hypertension (high blood pressure). High blood pressure can cause serious symptoms by itself and can seriously complicate the treatment of kidney disease while also altering your cats quality of life.
Right now, there...
on Thursday May 16th, 2013 at 02:18 PM
We are all very familiar with the images of firefighters, police officers and EMTs rushing towards danger, but few of us might realize that other first responders are also called out during disasters. Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other animal health professionals often respond as part of a Veterinary Emergency Team!
Whether its rising floodwaters, raging wildfires or even acts of terrorism, catastrophic events require all kinds of professionals to respond. Even though most people...
on Wednesday May 15th, 2013 at 01:40 PM
The video above, produced by the American Veterinary Medical Association, provides a nice summary of what vaccinations are meant to do and why your pet needs them. It also touches on the difference between core vaccines and non-core or lifestyle vaccines. The topic of vaccination sarcomas (a type of cancer associated with some vaccines and other injections) is briefly covered also. The video is well worth five minutes of your time to view.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that...
on Sunday May 12th, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Today, we have a guest post offered by Tracy Rentz. Tracy will be discussing hedgehogs and their link to salmonellosis. Be sure to read to the end of the post for suggestions on keeping your family safe. Theres no need to get rid of your pet, even if your pet is a hedgehog. Some simple precautions are all you need to stay safe and healthy.
Heres the post:
This year 23 people were infected with an outbreak strain of Salmonella typhimurium reported in 9 different states, including Alabama, Idaho,...
on Saturday May 11th, 2013 at 10:56 PMIs this labradoodle any healthier than the labrador or poodle parents? Photo courtesy of Trev Grant/Flickr.com
Are mixed breed dogs inherently more healthy than purebred dogs? Do mixed breed dogs suffer from genetic (inherited) diseases at the same rate that purebreds do? This is a question that was recently addressed by Dr. Mary Fuller in a post entitled Mixed Mutts and Designer Crosses: Healthier than Purebred Pets? Her conclusion is no, mixed breeds, particularly the so-called designer...
on Saturday May 11th, 2013 at 04:14 AM
The internet is full of advice about just about any topic you want to name. Pet care is no exception. But how accurate is all of this information and how much should you rely on it when your pets health is at stake?
Let me start by telling you a true story. I saw a dog today in the veterinary hospital where I work that was not doing well. For reasons of confidentiality, I cant go into a lot of detail about the specifics of the dogs condition but suffice it to say that, after examining the...
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