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Why you should Wake up to the Realities of Anesthesia

14 Oct

Knowledge about a drug’s mechanisms of action, its expected effects and any anticipated side effects can improve the safety of veterinary anesthesia by enabling a practitioner to make informed choices of agents and to predict complications, Carter emphasized.

via Why you should Wake up to the Realities of Anesthesia.

Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other? | Victoria Stilwell Positively

14 Oct

Based on the number of phone calls behavior specialists like myself receive in a month about dog-dog aggression, I’d say the answer is, YES.

via Are Domestic Dogs Losing the Ability to Get Along with Each Other? | Victoria Stilwell Positively.

Pet Connection: A pet trained to visit patients can speed their recovery – Sac Paws – Pet Connection – The Sacramento Bee

20 Sep

The experience of visiting with a therapy pet can soothe frazzled nerves, revive dormant memories and bring smiles and laughter in places where those things are often in short supply.

via Pet Connection: A pet trained to visit patients can speed their recovery – Sac Paws – Pet Connection – The Sacramento Bee.

at the vet clinic: the three things you need to do to help your doc diagnose disease

19 Sep

What’s going on is the animal’s natural self-preservation mechanism. Pain and illness are viewed as signs of weakness by predators and weaker animals end up as dinner.

via at the vet clinic: the three things you need to do to help your doc diagnose disease.

Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Dogs and Cats? | petMD

19 Sep

Many people are somewhat familiar with Alzheimer’s disease, but few know that dogs and cats can also suffer from a similar condition known as cognitive dysfunction.

via Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect Dogs and Cats? | petMD.

FDA Research Helps Keep Animals—and People—Healthy

18 Sep

The Office supports CVM’s mission to approve new medications for animals and monitor marketed animal drugs, food additives, and veterinary devices to assure their safety and effectiveness.

via Consumer Updates > FDA Research Helps Keep Animals—and People—Healthy.

Introducing Cats and Dogs to Each Other

29 Jul

 

Introducing Cats and Dogs to Each Other.

Ask a Behaviorist: 3 Common Myths About Cats | Catster

6 Jun

Here are three common stereotypes that are wrong and potentially harmful — and the truths that dispel them:

via Ask a Behaviorist: 3 Common Myths About Cats | Catster.

Does My Senior Cat Hate Me? | petMD

4 Jun

As your cat gets older, you may notice your once snuggly, loving friend becoming a bit more reclusive.

via Does My Senior Cat Hate Me? | petMD.

Destructive Behavior in Cats | petMD

4 Jun

Both types of destructive behavior can lead to problems with other organs, such as the stomach and intestines, if left untreated.

via Destructive Behavior in Cats | petMD.

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