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FDA Alert to Consumers and Vets to Watch Dogs for Hyperthyroidism

Do you have this dog food on your shelf? If so please read the article below from News Desk. The FDA is warning about high levels of thyroid hormone in some Blue Buffalo canned dog food. 'Extensive testing' shows thyroid hormone in canned food from Blue Buffalo Co., WellPet By News Desk | March 28, 2017 Federal…
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Veterinary Alert: Leptospirosis Outbreak in Dogs in Maricopa County

Courtesy of the AZ Veterinary Medical Association (edited) - Thursday, November 10, 2016 Some Maricopa County veterinarians are seeing an increase in the number of cases of canine leptospirosis. At least 20 laboratory positive dogs have been reported since the beginning of 2016. Most of the cases have been associated with two clusters including one…
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Traveling Safely with Your Pets

Hitting the road (or the air) with your pets can make your vacation more fun than ever. But even though you can already feel the sand beneath your toes and taste that Mai Tai, remember that Fido or Fluffy doesn't know he's about to take a trip. First and foremost, determine whether it's wise to…
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The key to health and happiness: Keeping your indoor cat active

It’s true that indoor cats are a safer bunch than their outdoor counterparts. Inside, there is little chance to be hit by a car (apart from your toddler’s toy truck), reduced risk of contracting contagious disease, and fewer animals to fight with. But how do we keep Sir Purrs-A-Lot from becoming a big, bored couch…
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Why pet owners should care if a veterinary hospital is AAHA accredited

Would it surprise you to know that veterinary hospitals, unlike those for humans, do not have to be accredited by any outside agency? It’s true. In fact, fewer than 15 percent of veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). You may have assumed all veterinary hospitals…
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A day in the life of a veterinary technician

Recently, I spent the day shadowing a credentialed veterinary technician in honor of National Veterinary Technician Week—a simple assignment that turned into one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life. I got in touch with AAHA-accredited Riverview Animal Hospital in Durango, Colorado. My dog, Rio, has been a patient there since he was a puppy, and they’ve…
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Holiday Travel: Sustain the human animal bond by preventing motion sickness

The fall and winter holiday seasons are rapidly approaching which means many families will be rushing on the road to meet their family members both near and far. According to a recent industry market survey, pet owners are increasingly viewing their pets as human, often referring to them as children or members of the family.[1] This…
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All About Insulin

Diabetes Mellitus is the scientific term to describe partial or complete lack of insulin, resulting in alteration of blood glucose. Canine diabetes is similar to Type 1 diabetes in people. It results from an inability to produce insulin, most commonly related to immune-mediated destruction of the pancreas. Canine diabetics usually require lifelong insulin treatment. Feline diabetes…
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How to Prevent your Cat from Getting Bored and Fat

Many centuries have passed since humans invited cats into their homes. But while these creatures are typically great company for a late-night TV binge, feline brains are still hardwired to express their wild nature—especially when it comes to devouring their next meal. The luckiest house cats reside in homes where they can stalk tiny rodents,…
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Treating Chronic Gingivostomatitis in Cats

Feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS) is a not uncommon condition characterized by prolonged, painful and debilitating oral inflammation in cats. The cause is currently unknown, but it is generally thought to arise from an inappropriate immune response to oral antigenic stimulation (e.g., oral bacteria, viral exposure, etc.) and potentially multifactorial (e.g., genetic predilection, nutrition, stress, environment,…
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Pets Age Faster Than People

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