Veterinary Medicine : Pets & Animal
Lianne McLeod, former Guide to Exotic Pets at About.com and a veterinarian, has written an extensive "diary" account of her two dogs who suffer from itchy skin and hair loss. Learn what is involved in a veterinary referral work up; how skin diseases are examined and ruled out, the topical
Lianne McLeod, former Guide to Exotic Pets at About.com and a veterinarian, is writing an extensive "diary" account of her two dogs who suffer from itchy skin and hair loss. This week: frustration and puzzlement are at an all-time high, and the results from the initial trial of cyclosporin
Primary kidney disease, more commonly referred to as chronic renal failure, is a common problem in elderly dogs. The disease occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to remove waste from the body effectively and toxins build up in the blood. While there is no cure for chronic renal fai
Ordinary, every day foods that are fine for humans can kill your dog. Since our pets live so close to us, they often get into food that isn't meant for them. Some pet owners treat their dogs like people and let them sample human food. The canine anatomy is much different than a human's. You wouldn't
Dogs may develop a variety of neurological disorders.dog image by Michal Tudek from Fotolia.comNeurological diseases in dogs are conditions wherein the animal's brain activity is impaired or for some reason their nervous system fires incorrectly. These neurological misfires can cause a...
Seizures and epilepsy are a common diagnosis in both dogs and cats. Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about epilepsy and other seizure disorders in dogs and cats.
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...
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that comes from certain ticks. If a tick is infected, and bites a dogs or human, the bacteria from the tick can spread and infect. It is important to use tick prevention and tick-killing products to reduce the chance of your pet catching Lyme disease. Vaccines t
Explore treatments and cures for canine liver disease.dog image by Michal Tudek from Fotolia.comCanine liver disease is a serious condition that if left untreated can lead to chronic illness and ultimately, death. Recognizing the signs of liver disease in its early stages can virtually...
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