Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Special to The Clarion-Ledger
Every October, households around the country prepare for a surge of miniature witches, goblins, and spooks begging for Halloween treats. This tradition has always been a favorite for youngsters. However, family pets may not find it as much fun. Halloween can be a frightening and potentially dangerous time for them. Pets may be less disturbed by this haunting holiday if their owners follow these suggestions:
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The most common cause of cancer in cats is Feline Leukemia, or FeLV, a widespread, incurable virus that suppresses the immune system. Although some cats are able to eliminate the virus on their own and develop immunity, many others continue to be infectious or die as a result of the cancer or other infections that take advantage of their suppressed immune systems. read more...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Becker is a graduate of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During his career as a veterinarian, author and educator, Becker has been a proponent of the special relationship between pets and people, which he describes as “The Bond.” His work on “Good Morning America” and his best-selling books such as “Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul” earned Becker a national reputation as the “best-loved family doctor for pets.”
Thursday, October 9, 2008
By Patti Drapala
MSU Ag Communications(read more...)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Heartworm blood test? Urinalysis? Total blood panel? If you're like most pet owners, you have at one time or another wondered what all these tests mean and, more to the point, are they really necessary?
The short answer is yes, but it is always good to ask.
Veterinarians use lab tests to monitor your pet's health, diagnose a disease or condition, and/or measure the effects of a medication or treatment plan. In some cases, pets must be tested before they can receive necessary treatments. For example, the American Heartworm Society recommends testing pets for heartworms before starting preventive heartworm medications and annually thereafter.read more...