Archives: Glossary

Bad Breath in Dogs

Bad Breath in Dogs, Halitosis, also called bad breath, is as an offensive odor emanating from the oral cavity. Bad breath is a common presenting pet odor complaint. Common causes may be related to the mouth or, rarely, related to other health problems. What Causes Halitosis? The most common cause of halitosis is periodontal disease […]

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Bethanechol Chloride

Bethanechol Chloride for Dogs, Bethanechol is used to help the bladder contract and assist pets that are having difficulty urinating. Bethanechol chloride is most frequently used to improve the ability of the bladder to contract. We normally think of urinating as a voluntary activity, but in fact there is a great deal more to it. In order to […]

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Bethanechol Chloride for Dogs

Bethanechol Chloride for Dogs, Bethanechol chloride is most frequently used to improve the ability of the bladder to contract. We normally think of urinating as a voluntary activity, but in fact there is a great deal more to it. In order to urinate, the bladder’s detrusor muscle must contract (squeezing the bladder empty) while simultaneously […]

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Bleeding Pets First Aid

Bleeding Pets First Aid, Pets often suffer blood loss as a result of trauma or poisoning. Some bleeding is visible, and is a result of a cut or laceration, while internal bleeding occurs inside the body (such as in the chest or abdomen) and is not be visible to the naked eye. If bleeding is […]

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Brushing your Dog’s Teeth

Brushing your Dog’s Teeth, What would happen if you stopped brushing your own teeth? Even if you only ate hard food, as most dogs do, there still would be problems. You should be brushing your dog’s teeth twice daily if you can manage it; it’s not as difficult as you might imagine. What are the […]

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Buprenorphine Buprenex

Buprenorphine Buprenex,Available as injectable but usually prescribed as an oral spray or liquid, Opiates have been used since ancient times for their pain relieving and euphoric properties. Neurologic studies have revealed brain receptors that bind opiates, each type of receptor being responsible for different opiate effects. These receptors are named for Greek letters mu, kappa, […]

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Buprenorphine for Dogs

Buprenorphine for Dogs, Buprenorphine injections and oral solutions are used by veterinarians to help reduce moderate to severe pain in cats and dogs as well as for surgical procedures. It is a popular drug of choice because it very effective and fast-acting. Opiates have been used since ancient times for their pain relieving and euphoric properties. Neurologic […]

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Cannabis Toxicity in Dogs

Cannabis Toxicity in Dogs, Cannabis, known by many names, needs little introduction: we all know it is a popular recreational plant smoked and consumed both legally and illegally by millions of people worldwide. What people smoke is the dried flowers and tops of the Cannabis sativa plant while “hemp” is a term generally reserved for the stems. It is diverted […]

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the treatment required to save an animal (or human) life when suffering cardiopulmonary arrest. The intent of CPR is to provide sufficient blood flow and oxygen to the brain and vital organs to support life until more advanced medical therapy can be started. Unlike what we see on television, […]

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Chronic Bronchitis in Dogs

Chronic Bronchitis in Dogs, Chronic bronchitis is usually a non-infectious, inflammatory condition affecting the lining (mucosa) of the large airways (the trachea and bronchi) that results in a cough on most days for more than two months. In most cases, the specific cause of chronic bronchitis in dogs is not identified.  Chronic bronchitis is neither infectious […]

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