CVMA | News

16 Jul

Veterinary and human health doctors gathered at the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s CVMA Summit of Veterinary Leaders to share knowledge about antibiotic resistance, one of the most serious global threats to human and animal health in the 21st century.

via CVMA | News.

11 Cat Emergencies That Need Immediate Veterinary Attention

15 Jul

The following list is designed to help you recognize feline emergencies that always warrant an immediate trip to the vet.

via 11 Cat Emergencies That Need Immediate Veterinary Attention | Catster.

Feline Panleukopenia Virus AKA Cat Distemper Hits Maui | petMD

27 Jun

Spread of the virus is through contact with feces from an infected cat or through contact with contaminated objects. The virus is extremely contagious and can be passed to unprotected cats through contact with contaminated cages, litter boxes, food dishes, water bowels, and other utensils.

via Feline Panleukopenia Virus AKA Cat Distemper Hits Maui | petMD.

Holistic Treatments for FIV Positive Cats – The Conscious Cat

27 Jun

Since the FIV virus attacks the cat’s immune system, immune support is one of the most important aspects of caring for FIV positive cats. In many ways, FIV+ cats need to be treated like humans with compromised immune systems.

via Holistic Treatments for FIV Positive Cats – The Conscious Cat.

FIV Infection on the Rise: Know the Facts – The Conscious Cat

27 Jun

FIV is a lentivirus, which means it moves very slowly, and it gradually affects a cat’s immune system. It is passed from cat to cat through blood transfusions and serious, penetrating bite wounds. FIV cannot be transmitted to humans.

via FIV Infection on the Rise: Know the Facts – The Conscious Cat.

Second Hand Smoke and Cancer Risk for Pets | petMD

27 Jun

Research shows just how dangerous second and third hand smoke is to the animals who live with us.

via Second Hand Smoke and Cancer Risk for Pets | petMD.

10 Ways to Avoid Bloat in Dogs

25 Jun

Below is a very brief overview of the differences between bloat, torsion and GDV – followed by a very detailed overview of how you can stop your dog from wolfing his food and thereby reducing the risk of bloat.

via 10 Ways to Avoid Bloat in Dogs.

The Mystery of Feline Pancreatitis

25 Jun

Another reason pancreatitis is such a puzzle is because we usually don’t know what causes it. In 90 percent of the cases we see, we don’t know why the pancreas has become inflamed.

via The Mystery of Feline Pancreatitis.

Resources for You > FDA Provides Important Information to Veterinarians about PACCAL VET-CA1 for Treating Cancer in Dogs

24 Jun

In February 2014, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine conditionally approved PACCAL VET-CA1, an antineoplastic drug intended to treat dogs with mammary carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma. Below is a brief reference guide for veterinarians on PACCAL VET-CA1.

via Resources for You > FDA Provides Important Information to Veterinarians about PACCAL VET-CA1 for Treating Cancer in Dogs.

Consumer Updates > Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets

24 Jun

Pet owners need to be cautious about using flea and tick products safely, says Ann Stohlman, V.M.D., a veterinarian in the Food and Drug Administration’s FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine. “You need to take the time to carefully read the label, the package insert, and any accompanying literature to make sure you’re using the product correctly.”

via Consumer Updates > Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets.

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