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Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

Tough to resist Lily smooshing her face into my lips!

(Most recent update: September 21.)

Let’s stay informed and avoid panicking. As I learn new info about Covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 regarding our little ones, I’ll share it in the comments below.

I’ve had no known exposure, no symptoms, no clients telling me they have . . . → Read More: Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

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Anxiety Can Contribute To Dogs Going Gray

The Late, Great Cooper with his distinguished gray muzzle. (Photo courtesy of Steve Campion)

This sounds like a very small study that is based on some subjectivity, but I have to say… I’ve wondered about this, too.

“Stress makes dogs go grey as well as humans” by Henry Bodkin from The Telegraph 19 Dec . . . → Read More: Anxiety Can Contribute To Dogs Going Gray

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When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

An inflamed pancreas (pancreatitis) is the most common exocrine pancreatic disease in cats and dogs. In animals with this condition, the digestive enzymes leave the pancreas –where they break down proteins and fat in foods – and move out into the rest of the body where the enzymes begin to digest proteins and fats in . . . → Read More: When The Breaking-Down Process Is Broken Down (Pancreatitis In Dogs And Cats)

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Pay It Forward For Our Furry Friends (Veterinary Blood & Organ Donation Programs)

Did you know that there are programs for cats and dogs to be blood, organ, and tissue donors? If you’re interested, check out these resources:

Basics about donating companions organs, blood, and/or tissue

Cress, Caitlin. “Euthanized pets give one last gift.” PBS NewsHour. 17 Aug 2014. 6 Sept 2016. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/euthanized-pets-give-one-last-gift/ Granshaw, Lisa. “What owners need . . . → Read More: Pay It Forward For Our Furry Friends (Veterinary Blood & Organ Donation Programs)

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Urinary Block Busters (Treating Urinary/Bladder Stones)

Urinary stones are clusters of mineral crystals in the urinary tract. They’re often called bladder stones because 85% of dog and cat urinary stones are in the bladder. Veterinarians and researchers also refer to them as uroliths or cystic calculi.

Struvite stones. Photo courtesy of Joel Mills.

Jump to: Causes of urinary stones || . . . → Read More: Urinary Block Busters (Treating Urinary/Bladder Stones)

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