Declawing and Alternatives for Cats

Declawing and Alternatives for Cats Declawing (also known as onychiectomy)  has probably become the most controversial of all the elective surgical procedures commonly performed by veterinarians. While it is normal for cats to scratch things (to mark territory as well

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Demodectic Mange in Cats

Demodectic Mange in Cats Demodectic mange mites are normal skin residents in the hair follicles of all species. They live in balance with their host’s immune system, but if the balance shifts in favor of the mite, skin disease results.

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Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodectic Mange in Dogs (Sometimes called red mange or demodicosis) Read about demodectic mange in cats. The Culprit – Demodex Canis Demodectic mange, also called demodicosis, is caused by one of the microscopic mites of the Demodex genus. Three species of Demodex mites

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Diabetes Mellitus Pet

Diabetes Mellitus Pet Diabetes is a lifelong condition that impairs the body’s ability to use the energy found in food. This energy, in the form of a special sugar called glucose, is normally derived from the sugars and carbohydrates you

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Diabetes Mellitus: Introduction

Diabetes Mellitus: Introduction What is Diabetes Mellitus? In order to understand the problems involved in diabetes mellitus, it is necessary to understand something of the normal body’s metabolism. The cells of the body require a sugar known as glucose for

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Diabetic Cat Diet

Diabetic Cat Diet As most of us know, proper dietary support of diabetes mellitus is very important in overall diabetes management. In cats, diabetes mellitus can actually be reversed if there has not been too much permanent pancreatic damage and

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Diabetic Dog Diet

Diabetic Dog Diet By now you know that diabetes mellitus is about a lack of insulin and a need to balance insulin given by injection with dietary nutrients, especially sugars, fats and proteins. Regardless of the patient’s species, there are

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Distemper (Panleukopenia) in Cats

Distemper (Panleukopenia) in Cats Most people have heard of feline distemper only because the distemper vaccine represents the core recommended regular immunization for pet cats. Because the vaccine is highly effective, most cat owners do not have a lot experience

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Distemper in Dogs

Distemper in Dogs Most of us have heard of distemper infection for dogs and gather it is bad. The basic vaccine for dogs is “the distemper shot,” which vaccinates against distemper, parvovirus and some minor kennel cough agents. Luckily, this

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Doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Rubex) tumor

Doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Rubex) tumor  Brand Name: Adriamycin, Adriblastin®, Adriblastina®, Adriblastine®, Adrim®, Adrimedac®, Biorrub®, Caelyx®, DOXO-cell®, Doxolem®, Doxil®, Doxorbin®, Doxorubin®, Doxotec®, Doxtie®, Farmiblastina®, Fauldoxo®, Flavicina®, Ifadox®, Myocet®, Neoxan®, Ranxas®, Ribodoxo-L®, Rubex® Available as conventional and lipsomal injectables Background Cancer can be treated

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