Can Pets Have Allergies to Penicillin?
Penicillin was discovered in 1928 by Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, It still plays a very important role treating all types of bacterial infections. Unfortunately, some humans have had allergic reactions to penicillin, some severe, even life-threatening. Today, amoxycillin, which is a derivative of penicillin, is the antibiotic of choice as it is better tolerated. Amoxycillin […]
In Scotland, it was once believed that being followed by a black dog was an omen of death. The Clydesdale Horse was named for Clydesdale, Scotland, now known as Lanarkshire. Legend has it that when Mary, Queen of Scots was executed in 1587, she walked to the scaffold with a tiny dog hidden in her […]
Passover Foods for Pets
In Judaism, the Torah forbids eating certain foods during Passover. Any foods containing chametz are not to be eaten or owned by a Jew. Chametz is any product made from one of 5 types of grain – wheat, barley, spelt, rye and oats. In order to be considered chametz, the product must be combined with […]