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George the Guinea Pig

George the <a title=”Guinea Pigs” href=”Guinea_Pigs”>guinea pig</a> (2007-August 11, 2009) was a grey American Shorthair who was best known for serving as a turning point in <a title=”Education” href=”Education”>education</a> to <a title=”Veterinarians” href=”Veterinarians”>veterinary</a> hospitals after his death, because the public perceived his story as perfect example of the average animal hospital’s lack of knowledge of […]

Cat Diseases Cats Dog Diseases Dogs

Hypoparathyroidism in Pets

The parathyroid glands are positioned on the thyroid glands. (Para is from the Greek meaning alongside). Both parathyroid glands are located at the front of a pet’s neck near the trachea just below the skin. The parathyroid glands secrete a hormone that regulates calcium and phosphorus levels in the body. They adjust the amounts entering […]

Dog Behavior Dogs

A Dog’s Language

Our dogs use most of their bodies to communicate with us. But they also have a spoken language that helps us understand them. Dogs use their vocal language along with body language to assist us to learn what they are trying to say. The different sounds dogs use have different meanings. Once we know them, […]

Pet Health

Getting A Second Opinon

When a pet is diagnosed with an illness, particularly one that has a poor prognosis, we are willing to do anything that will help. Seeking a second opinion from a specialist or another vet often can offer different options for a better prognosis. Whether you’ve moved or changed vets for some other reason, you may […]

Horse Health

Is Your Horse Ready for Senior Feed

The saying that you’re only as old as you feel can hold true for horses as well as humans. Opinions differ about what age a horse is considered a senior, with 20 years old being the average. But age doesn’t always determine how a horse functions. If your older horse has reached the point where […]

Cat Health

Tossing Time for Pet

It’s that time to check your pet supplies. Just as we humans go through our closets and dressers at regular intervals, we should do the same for our pet’s “stuff.” Veterinarians advise that cleaning, repairing or tossing out pet equipment is an important step in keeping your pet healthy. For example, I’m not a fan […]

Horse Health

Do Boots Affect a Horse’s Walk

In a study conducted by Santiago D. Gutierrez-Nibeyro, DVM, MS, Dept. ACVS, ACVSMR at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, that while they impact a horse’s gait, hoof boots can be beneficial. Many trail riders often provide hoof boots for their barefoot horses, giving the horse protection and traction. Hoof boots also cushion […]