Veterinary Medicine : Pets & Animal

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The Importance of Kingdom Animalia

The Importance of Kingdom Animalia

It is difficult to think of a world without animals. From dogs and cats to bees and butterflies, the kingdom animalia has millions of members. Even human beings belong to this group. Survival of each living thing is dependent on the other and because animals form such a large group, when the kingdom......[Read More]
Prognosis of Liver Disease in Dogs

Prognosis of Liver Disease in Dogs

According to the Canine Liver Disease Foundation, liver disease is the fifth-leading cause of canine deaths that aren't accident-related. Signs your dog might have liver disease include periodic vomiting and diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, jaundice, gray feces, orange urine and weight loss. Yo......[Read More]
Why Does My Dog Hyperventilate When Excited?

Why Does My Dog Hyperventilate When Excited?

A viewer asks: "My two year old dog, 'Puppy,' hyperventilates when family members visit. Sometimes it lasts too long for my comfort. Do you have any suggestions that will help Puppy?" This FAQ explores some possible causes for this dog to have abnormal respiration when excited.......[Read More]
Dog Illness Signs & Symptoms

Dog Illness Signs & Symptoms

Your pooch depends on you to recognize signs of illness.dog image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.comDogs can communicate in a basic way through facial expressions, whines, growls and barking, but, otherwise, they simply don't have the capacity to tell you outright if they feel sick. This.........[Read More]
Kidney Failure & Yellow Vomit in Dogs

Kidney Failure & Yellow Vomit in Dogs

Kidney failure in dogs is an incurable, progressive disease that commonly affects other organs and systems in the dog's body. Toxins that are no longer being eliminated by the kidneys will accumulate in the dog's brain, heart, lungs and gastrointestinal tract and cause symptoms that are both painfu......[Read More]
What Are the Causes of Bladder Control Loss in Dogs?

What Are the Causes of Bladder Control Loss in Dogs?

Urinary incontinence or loss of bladder control in dogs is an involuntary passage of urine that can be constant or intermittent. Urinary incontinence can cause inflammation of your dog's skin around the genital area due to urine scalding.......[Read More]
Downside of attacking hair

Downside of attacking hair

This is a companion piece to my cat FURminator review. I wanted to show the tool "in action" with two of my cats: Barnie, a very long-haired feisty young neutered male, and Greta an elderly spayed female short-haired cat. ......[Read More]
Canine Pancreatitis With Renal Failure Treatment

Canine Pancreatitis With Renal Failure Treatment

In order to properly and effectively treat this painful and potentially lethal condition, veterinarians can provide a full spectrum of treatment options. From intravenous (IV) treatments and pain medication to around-the-clock monitoring, this condition requires more than a simple fix.......[Read More]
Side Effects of Canine Phenobarbital

Side Effects of Canine Phenobarbital

Although Phenobarbital has some side effects, your dog can safely take the medication if monitored.Dog image by Lea Petrasova from Fotolia.comAccording to Vet Info, Phenobarbital is the most commonly prescribed medication for canine seizures. Like any medication given to your pet, a dog.........[Read More]
Why are Opera Singers Known for Being Obese?

Why are Opera Singers Known for Being Obese?

Few opera singers are truly obese, so where does the phrase come from, "It ain't over until the fat lady sings?"......[Read More]
The Prognosis of Kidney Disease in Dogs

The Prognosis of Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney disease is irreversible, just as most organ diseases, and the effects can be quite serious. Since the kidneys plays a role in removing wastes and toxins, a dog's health can deteriorate rapidly if they are not functioning properly. Fortunately, the prognosis for kidney disease is variable, dep......[Read More]
How to Glue Low-Set Sheltie Ears

How to Glue Low-Set Sheltie Ears

The Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie as it is more commonly known, is a small herding breed originally bred on the Shetland Islands of Europe. Resembling small Rough Collies, the Sheltie was eventually taken to the mainland of England and crossed with a number of other local herding breeds to produce t......[Read More]
Dog Diseases Caused by Being Not Neutered or Spayed

Dog Diseases Caused by Being Not Neutered or Spayed

There are many reasons for spaying a female dog or castrating a male dog other than preventing unwanted puppies. Neutered dogs tend to be healthier than fully intact dogs because they are not subjected to the hormone surges that can trigger some canine illnesses. Removing organs that usually become ......[Read More]
Benefits of Deramaxx

Benefits of Deramaxx

Learn to Manage Your Dog's Paindog image by Michal Tudek from Fotolia.comDeramaxx is a veterinary product made by Novartis Animal Health U.S. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is primarily aimed at reducing symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. This Food and.........[Read More]
How to Treat Bacterial Bronchopneumonia in Dogs

How to Treat Bacterial Bronchopneumonia in Dogs

Dogs that suffer from bacterial bronchopneumonia have an inflammation of the lungs. Canines that experience this condition also have a bacterial infection present in the affected area. Although any dog can experience bacterial bronchopneumonia, larger breeds and working dogs are more likely to be af......[Read More]
About Canine Asthma Treatment

About Canine Asthma Treatment

Canine asthma can be very scary and serious. Your beloved dog is not going to be able to tell you that he feels it coming on, and once the symptoms start he will most likely be a bit panicked. Understanding canine asthma and the ways that it is treated will help you and your puppy prevent attacks wh......[Read More]
Information on Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Information on Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Cushing's disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, occurs when an overactive adrenal tissue produces too much of the hormone cortisone. Cortisone is essential for the body; however, if too much is produced it can cause illness. According to PetPlace.com, pproximately 80 to 85 percent of dogs wit......[Read More]
Cushing's Disease Diagnostics

Cushing's Disease Diagnostics

Cushing's disease results when the body produces excess amounts of cortisol, in the adrenal gland. Corticosteroids, a tumor on the adrenal gland, or a tumor on the pituitary gland. The disease commonly afflicts dogs age six and over.......[Read More]
Grain in Dog Food and Yeast Infections

Grain in Dog Food and Yeast Infections

A yeast infection is a problematic health issue for both humans and animals. The causes of yeast infections are similar in both cases, and one of the main causes of yeast infections is diet. Dog food is a common source of canine yeast infections, and a major contributor to this problem is grain.......[Read More]
Papillary Carcinoma of the Bladder in Dogs

Papillary Carcinoma of the Bladder in Dogs

Urinary bladder tumors are uncommon in dogs, accounting for less than 1 percent of all cancers. However, of this 1 percent, 97 percent are malignant. Some breeds are more commonly affected, including Airedale Terriers, Beagles and Scottish Terriers.......[Read More]