Occasionally pets vomit. Dog vomiting that occurs every now and then in an otherwise healthy canine is generally not a cause for concern. By far the most common cause of dog vomiting is dietary indiscretion. Persistent dog vomiting, with or without signs of illness such as appetite loss, depression, lethargy, diarrhea, or constipation can indicate a more severe problem and should be addressed.
We have had many pet owners inquire as to whether or not various batches of Blue Buffalo are still tainted with LEAD due to the ongoing Class Action Law Suit. Truthfully Blue Buffalo and Blue Wilderness Pet Foods have been plaqued with an 8 Year Pet Food Recall; -the biggest Pet Food Recall in the…
Feline Lymphoma is one of the most common types of cat cancer. This type of feline cancer is usually associated with the Feline Leukemia Virus. Occasionally the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus has been implicated.
Most cats vomit occasionally which in an otherwise healthy cat is generally not a reason to worry. Feline vomiting that persists for over 72 hours with or without signs of illness can indicate a more severe problem and should be addressed.
Got a chow hound? Don‘t let the holiday stress get the best of your dog this season. Avoid thorny, canine vomiting issues and stay out of the Pet ER!.
Make Your Pet’s Celebration Risk Free! Whether you’re traveling or enjoying the festivities in your own backyard boning up on your pet Independence Day safety tips helps to ensure the celebration is safe and fun filled for you, Fido and Fluffy.
Grain Free Brands. After testing positive for Salmonella bacterial contamination, by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Natura Pet Products is recalling several lots of its dry pet food brands. The recall affects California Natural, Evo, Innova and Healthwise dog and cat foods. Salmonella bacterial diseases are Zoonotic which means they are easily transmitted between pets and…
Dear Dr. Carol, I wanted to give you an update on my cat, Samantha. She’s almost back to herself.
Pancreatitis is severe inflammation of the pancreas that often occurs due to eating too much rich, fatty food or getting into the garbage. Miniature Schnauzers and obese dogs have the highest incidence of this disease.
Hi Dr. Carol, My cats are doing very well, thanks! The PAAWS vitamins do a great job on their coats, alertness, energy levels, everything!
Results arrived this week revealing toxic zinc levels in an unopened bag of Nutro Max Cat Adult Roasted Chicken Flavor food. The Nutro cat food bag stated it was best if used by June 7, 2010.
Thyroid Disease in Cats. There have recently been reports in the media linking exposure to flame retardants and Thyroid Disease in cats. Specifically, they have been associated with Hyperthyroidism
Top 10 Items Surgically Removed from Pets. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance, socks, underwear, and panty hose top the list of items that must be surgically removed after being ingested by household pets
Select Poultry Products. Bravo! announces a voluntary recall of select tubes of three of its poultry products for cats and dogs.
Severe Health Threat to Dogs. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has recently been made aware of several complaints from pet owners and veterinarians that multiple brands of jerky treats
DETERMINING WHAT IS NORMAL It is important that you be able to assess your pet’s physical condition in order to evaluate his needs
Canine Zinc Toxicity
Anemia results from a low number of red blood cells in the circulation. Red blood cells normally carry oxygen and vital nutrients to all tissues of the body. Anemia can occur because not enough red blood cells are produced or because excess numbers are lost, as with hemorrhage or are destroyed because of a disease or toxins, like Zinc.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG IS STUNG AND/OR BITTEN
WHAT YOU CAN DO
* Bee stings are a frequent problem in dogs, especially the curious puppies that stick their noses in the wrong spots. The most common sign is a big swollen muzzle.
In spite of our best efforts, emergencies happen. You should know your vet’s procedures for emergency situations, especially the ones that occur at odd hours.
Wintertime Hazards for Canines
To make enough energy to stay warm, outdoor dogs burn 50 percent more calories in the winter so they can make enough energy to stay warm. Their food must be increased accordingly. Normal rectal temperature for a dog is 100-102F, classically 101.5F is the average.
Holiday Hazards for your Dog
Taking a few precautions helps ensure a safe, happy holiday season for you and your pets. Dogs get holiday stress just like people – so strangers, unfamiliar decorations, and hectic schedules can take a toll on your dog.
Potential Dangers for your Dog in the Home
Dangerous situations in and around your home include plants, drugs, chemicals, gardening and lawn care supplies, car care supplies, and insecticide baits to name a few.
Male and female dogs are sexually mature and can reproduce between the ages of six and nine months.
The Hormonal or Endocrine System is made up of seven glands that release substances called hormones which travel in the blood stream and go to other parts of the body in order to stimulate a response.
Lymphosarcoma is also known as lymphoma or non-Hodgkins’ lymphoma. It is one of the most common cancers treated in practice. Many different species develop Lymphosarcoma.
Canine Intestinal Worms
The most common intestinal parasites affecting dogs are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. In addition, roundworms and hookworms can be transmitted to humans.
Causes of a Dog’s Vomiting and What You Can Do
Vomiting that occurs occasionally in an otherwise healthy dog is generally not a cause for concern. By far the most common cause of vomiting in dogs is eating indiscriminately.
The Dog’s Digestive System
Disturbances of the stomach and intestines in dogs have a variety of causes, which include eating bad food and/or foreign objects, bacterial and viral infections, worms, and food allergies. Kidney, liver and pancreatic disease as well as diabetes are also common causes.
Canine kennel cough is a highly contagious disease affecting the respiratory system of dogs. It is usually caused by a combination of bacteria and viruses. The disease is spread by direct contact with other infected dogs.
A highly infectious viral disease of dogs, canine distemper attacks the lungs, brain and spinal cord. It occurs worldwide wherever there are dogs, with a death rate of 80 percent in puppies and 50 percent in adults.