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Recall issued for ‘Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pet’; consumers advised to return, do not use. CDC is  investigating two cases of Salmonella Reading infection with the same DNA fingerprint pattern; the cases are children in the Twin Cities metro area who became ill after raw ground turkey food for pets was fed […]

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Please share this with your clients when you discuss diets. And it should be discussed with EVERY visit. DCM on the rise in small breeds Veterinarians around the world have seen a sharp rise in cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM, in which the heart is enlarged and weakened) in dogs not previously recognized as predisposed […]

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Fact Sheet for Pet Owners and Veterinarians about Potential Adverse Events Associated with Isoxazoline Flea and Tick Products

 SharFast Facts:  ·  The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinarians of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class. ·   The FDA-approved drugs in this class are Bravecto, Credelio, Nexgard and Simparica. These products are approved for the treatment and prevention of […]

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The Danger of Blue-Green Algae

References in here refer to Washington State, but this applies to any place with an algae bloom. Blue-Green Algae What is blue-green algae? Blue-green algae are actually bacteria that have qualities similar to algae and other plants. These bacteria are cyanobacteria – cyan means “blue-green” – and are commonly found on land and in lakes, rivers, ponds, and in estuaries and marine water. What […]

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Brucellosis diagnosed in a dog, from raw meat origin.

Brucellosis in a dog, raw meat origin By Scott Weese on May 20, 2018 A recent report from the Netherlands in Emerging Infectious Diseases (van Dijk et al 2018) describes a new twist on raw feeding concerns, Brucella suis infection.  Here’s the short version of the story: A dog in the Netherlands developed fever, ascites […]

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Pet Owners Are Alarmingly Unaware About Flea and Tick Dangers, Study Reveals

 Published: 2018.05.09 11:15 AM  A new consumer study that reveals that there are knowledge gaps among U.S. pet owners related to the identification, prevention and treatment of fleas and ticks. Conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Merck Animal Health, the online study of more than 1,300 pet owners, defined as those who own […]

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Canine Influenza Virus (CIV)

I was going to write about ticks but the canine influenza is spreading like a wildfire, so this post is about that. This is part of an article about the flu spreading in Ontario, Canada but it’s all over California and the west coast. So….. Here are some key messages (for dogs anywhere, but particularly […]

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Who’s still worried about rabies?

I know what you’re thinking: “Didn’t we get rid of rabies?” It depends on which domesticated species we’re talking about. In dogs, we’re doing great! In cats, not so much. Aug 14, 2017 By Jenifer Chatfield, DVM, DACZM VETTED “I am!” “I am!” “Me too!” (Shutterstock)Rabies has been a public health issue in the United […]

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Veterinary Nurse ~ How does this sound to you?

The NAVTA and the powers that be are campaigning – neigh they have passed- an initiative to turn our hard-earned credentials into bed pan cleaners. WHAT? I’m sorry, but I do NOT like the idea of being called a veterinary Nurse, even if I am not actively practicing as a tech. Here is their logic: […]

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First identical twin dogs confirmed

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/first-documented-identical-twin-dogs-delivered. Irish Wolfhound puppies Cullen and Romulus were confirmed genetically identical after discovering they shared the same placenta during a Cesarean delivery.   Kurt de Cramer, BVSc, MMedVet (Gyn.), of Rant en Dal Animal Hospital in Mogale City, South Africa, noticed distress and prolonged abdominal straining during a Cesarean section on a female Irish wolfhound […]

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