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
Many dog owners prefer to treat their dogs with natural products whenever possible. They believe that many of the pharmaceuticals which vets prescribe for animal ailments can cause more problems than they solve. For these dog owners, using yucca root to treat various ailments can effect cures above
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
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...
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
Laryngeal paralysis, a problem with the nerves and muscles that control the larynx (voice box) in dogs can lead to difficulty vocalizing, eating or breathing. It is not an uncommon condition, but it is easy to overlook. It can be hereditary, can develop as part of a disease process or can result fro