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Bartonellosis is a bacterial disease in pets which can also affect humans. It is caused by a bacteria known as Bartonella and is sometimes called Cat Scratch Disease, although not always transmitted that way. Dogs become infected with bartonellosis through fleas, ticks, sand flies and lice. Dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors such […]

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Cushing’s Disease

Hyperadrenocorticism known as Cushing’s Disease is a hormone disorder. It is more common in dogs but can affect cats as well. The incidence of Cushing’s is higher in older dogs and horses. It is known as PPID in horses. Cushing’s Disease is caused by a steroidal hormone, cortisol, producing more than normal amounts. Among cortisol’s […]

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FDA Update on Chicken Jerky from China

The FDA has posted the following questions and answers regarding Chicken Jerky Treats. This report is updated as of March 2012. Questions and Answers Regarding Chicken Jerky Treats Why did FDA issue a cautionary update in November 2011? In 2011, FDA saw an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated […]

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The Mutt-i-gree Club

At last, mixed breeds have a strong support. The American Mutt-i-gree Club was created by the Pet Savers Foundation, an arm of the North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, New York. Giving voice to the 25 million owners of mixed breed dogs, mutt certificates are sent to their pets, raising the mixed breeds […]

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Estrela Mountain Dog

Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Portugal Group: Working dog, Guard dog Height: males 25-29 in., females 24-27 in. Weight: males 88-110 lbs., females 66-88 lbs. Life span: 9-13 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes Good with other pets: only with continued socialization What is the origin of the Estrela Mountain Dog? The Estrela Mountain […]

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Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Coat Type: short and smooth Color: yellow to gold, gray and silver, all with black spots and solid black Temperament: affectionate, gentle, intelligent, good with all humans and pets April’s Cat of the Month Although the Serengeti looks like a wildcat, it’s a very gentle American breed. Where […]

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Cancer in Birds

The incidence of cancer in birds is somewhat high. Causes and treatment often depend on the species of bird. Birds can suffer from a variety of cancers – lymphomas, melanomas, carcinomas. Parakeets, budgies and cockatiels appear to be more prone to cancer than other species of bird. Budgies under 5 years old can have kidney, […]

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Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: United States Coat Type: short-haired Color: brown ticked tabby, solid black, black grizzled tabby Temperament: very active, loyal, intelligent, loves people Cat of the Month for November The Chausie loves people, children, other pets and has an unusual vocabulary of whines, chirps, barks, howls and so on. Where is the […]

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Cancer in Horses

Fortunately cancer is relatively rare in horses. Early detection of some cancers can be found during routine blood work because of certain secretions. These secretions are generally due to an internal cancer. Swiss researchers continue to study this means of early detection. Here is a list of some of the cancers that though rare, can […]

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Blastomycosis, while not common, is a serious fungal infection which primarily affects the lungs and the skin. Dogs are more susceptible to it although other animals, cats and humans as well, can be affected. The Blastomyces (spores) can be found in soil that is acidic, moist, filled with rotting, organic debris mixed with bird droppings. […]