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Hey Doctor….I Have a Question! In this column, I will attempt to answer some of the most commonly asked questions we get in the exam room about a particular disease or illness. This issue’s topic: Feline Upper Respiratory Infection Q: I just Read More
Hey Doctor… I Have a Question! In this column, I will attempt to answer some of the most commonly asked questions we get in the exam room about a particular disease or illness. This issue’s topic: Feline Hyperthyroidism Q: What is Read More
Dental health affects a pet’s overall health because bacteria from the mouth have been found in diseases of the liver, kidneys and heart. A pet receiving regular dental care may live 3 to 5 years longer. Plaque is 15% bacteria cells and 85% Read More
The patella of the knee is supported by two pairs of ligaments; the collateral ligaments prevent the patella to slide on the exterior or interior side of the knee, and the cruciates which prevent the knee to move forward and backward. The Read More
Prolapse of the Nictitans or Cherry Eye As you may know, cats and dogs have 3 eyelids contrary to humans who have 2 eyelids. Dogs have a superior and an inferior eyelid. The third on is located in the corner of the eye close to the nose and is Read More
Bloating in Dogs Any large-breed, deep chested dog with an acute onset of abdominal distention should be rushed to your veterinarian for a possible gastric dilatation known as “bloat”. Gastric dilatation or bloating is a life-threatening Read More