Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it pulled two Chinese-made dog treats from its shelves nearly a month ago, and tests now show they had traces of melamine
Rabies. Almost everyone knows how scary this disease is- because it is fatal to both people and pets. Most people believe that rabies is well under control due to vaccinations and regulations.
With the massive pet food recall still fresh in our minds, new reports of dog foods being recalled due to botulism may have some pet owners very worried.
Work together with your cat’s vet as a partner in your pet’s healthcare team.When your cat is sick, jot down the most important facts about his or her problem and keep updated progress reports. Notes should include: *Your cat’s age and history. *Signs of the problem, the date they began, how long they have lasted…
When deciding on a veterinarian, your initial reaction is generally your best guide. First, check references, ask for referrals and visit the practice. Find out what services are available, i.e. Boarding, Grooming, Hospitalization, 24-Hour Emergency Care. Veterinary medicine is constantly changing and new techniques are continually emerging to offer better health care for our pets.…
RINGWORM (DERMATOPHYTOSIS) Ringworm is the most common fungal infection of dogs and cats in the world. The incidence is three times higher in cats than in dogs and prevails in warm, humid climates.
Toxoplasmosis is the most common parasitic infection in the world. It affects an estimated 2 billion people or up to ½ of the world’s human population in theUnited States.
There are ten tick borne diseases recognized in the United States. Three were identified in the last 25 years:
Cat scratch disease is caused by an organism called Rochalimaea henselae. This is a gram-negative bacteria and a member of the Rickettsia family.
Individuals with reduced immunity are more susceptible to Zoonoses, i.e., people undergoing cancer therapy and/or those positive for HIV, and should take extra precautions around pets.
Zoonotic diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. The best way to avoid Zoonoses is to make sure your pet is healthy: