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The recent influx of reports of many prescription medications used for oral or topical control of fleas and ticks has many people looking for alternatives. And these concerns have become highly charged debates all the while suggestions coming out of forums and social media are proven to be dangerous and even fatal. Now a battle over safety and effectiveness is bringing the scientists to confront a ever-growing population of consumers insisting on all-natural remedies. We will cover both sides and suggest the best paths to a safe household and even safer pets.
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Serious digestive issues are more than just an upset stomach. Pancreatitis, for example, is a serious, painful, and potentially life-threatening condition. Unfortunately, Schnauzers are extremely prone to Pancreatitis. While the exact causes are still being researched, veterinarians know enough to give some sound recommendations. You’ll want to know this information as you raise your Schnauzer, keep his heath in check, and choose his foods.
It comes as no surprise that the most common procedure done in veterinary medicine is sterilization in the form of castration. Animal science students are exposed to the procedure fairly early in their undergraduate career, and most likely will be performing the operation themselves after graduating from veterinary school.
It's time for another discussion of every dog parent's favorite subject — poop eating! The scientific name for this seriously disgusting habit is coprophagia, and it's quite common among dogs. Cats do it occasionally, too, but not nearly as often as their canine counterparts.
TOXIC TO DOGS: Keep in mind that some ‘people’ foods can be toxic to dogs. Since many of the signs of toxicity are similar, consult your veterinarian without delay if your pet appears distressed, listless or in pain. The good news is that, in most cases, treatment for toxic poisoning can be successful if administered in time.
Many older dogs are relinquished to shelters at a time in their lives when they need human companionship most; often they live out the remainder of their lives there. Adopting a senior dog typically has many advantages for pet parents looking for an animal companion who is already housetrained, perhaps obedience trained, socialized and easy to be around
An accurate "diagnosis" is crucial if you ever hope to solve the problem. Dr. Liz Stelow, DVM, DACVB As published in Psychology Today 9/01/2015
Gastroenteritis refers to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, meaning the stomach and the intestines. It can be caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, parasites, medications, or even new foods. The condition often causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomitin­­­g, and/or other clinical signs. This malady is somewhat common in Schnauzers, and is sometimes fatal.
It’s not a topic anyone likes to discuss, but if you own a dog, chances are you have found yourself cleaning up a stinking brown puddle (or, politely put, doggie runs) more than you’d care to think about. Diarrhea is a common canine affliction and it varies in frequency, duration, and intensity from dog to dog.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The manager of a Texas processing plant has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to sell adulterated ingredients to pet food manufacturers.