Veterinary Medicine : Pets & Animal
Canine distemper is a contagious and potentially fatal disease that can strike dogs of any age, breed or size. Distemper is a virus transmitted through airborne exposure that attacks a dog's gastrointestinal, respiratory and nervous systems, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Jennifer Adler, answers viewer questions about heart problems in Japanese Chin dogs and offers tips to stop indoor urine marking by a male dog.
There are several diseases in dogs that are either hereditary or may have an onset due to environmental elements. Some of the symptoms may start to occur as a puppy or may not be noticed until the dog is an adult. There are cures for these diseases and also simple measures to take to reduce discomf
Recognizing the signs of canine meningitis can help save a dog's life.Two Dogs image by ziggyhendry from Fotolia.comCanine meningitis is a serious health issue caused by bacterial or viral infections. Meningitis in dogs affects their brain and spinal cord, and it can be deadly. You should...
Hyperadrenocorticism, also known as Cushing's Disease, is a slowly progressing disease caused by elevated levels of glucocorticoids (steroids) that manifests itself in different ways in canines. The list of symptoms, in fact, can be so long that nervous dog owners could easily misconstrue...
Many diseases and disorders can increase liver enzyme levelsbeef liver on white plate image by radarreklama from Fotolia.comPolydipsia (excessive thirst) and elevated liver enzymes (ALT, ASP, ALP and GGT) can be caused by diabetes, liver damage, muscle injury, drugs, benign or malignant...
The story of Sophie, my "shelter dog" that I adopted in 2002. The shelter we adopted her from has a strict spay-neuter policy to make sure as many adopted animals are spayed and neutered as possible, thus helping reduce the shelter overpopulation problem in the future.
Pet rats are prone to getting tumors and other abnormal growths during their short life spans, but most tumors are benign and therefore relatively harmless. These abnormal and excessive growths can become a nuisance even when they are not cancerous, however, and so it is generally recommended that t
Cats with pancreatitis suffer from the result of early activation of particular digestive enzymes and the resulting damage these prematurely activated enzymes cause to the pancreas itself. If signs discussed here are of concern, have a vet examine the cat. In extreme cases, pancreatitis can cause
"Canine liver disease is among the top five leading causes of non-accidental death in dogs and as such should be taken seriously," according to the Canine Liver Disease Foundation. The liver is responsible for a number of essential bodily functions and if it's compromised a dog's overall health is i