Category Archives: Blogs

DIARRHEA DUE TO CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS IN DOGS

The gastrointestinal tract in dogs has numerous normal bacteria that provide assistance with the digestion of food. In some cases the bacterium Clostridium perfringens multiplies and can cause acute (short term) or chronic (long term) diarrhea. The ingestion of uncooked meats, marine debris, and decaying vegetation may be the cause. Often this bacterium is introduced at dog… Read More »

DOG ACNE

Acne is seen during the “teenage” months of your dog (four months to approximately one year of age) and is often self limiting. Acne is caused by the inflammation of the hair follicle and may be observed as dark bumps on the nose and chin. Treatment is simple and offers relief for this itchy disease.… Read More »

BUILDING BONDS WITH RESCUED DOGS AND CATS

Adopting a rescued animal that has survived abuse whether it was physical abuse or neglect can be a heart-wrenching difficult task that will require a great deal of patience and support from the animal’s new owner. The good news is given time and patience you will most likely create a very special lasting bond with… Read More »

BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN BIRDS

This article discusses common bacterial infections found in birds. Hypovitaminosis A in Birds This article discusses the clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of hypovitaminosis A in birds. Egg Binding in Birds This article discusses egg binding in pet birds.

HAIRBALLS IN RABBITS

Hairballs (Trichobezoars) are a common rabbit problem. The presence of hairballs is linked to inadequate dietary roughage, grooming during shedding, hormonal influences causing fur-barbering and… Gastrointestinal Disease in Rabbits Gastrointestinal diseases in rabbits are more commonly referred to as enteritis and diarrhea. The occurence of enteritis and/or diarrhea can be directly related to diets high… Read More »

HEARTWORM IN HORSES

Heartworms are transferred by mosquitoes and are found throughout the United States. Although, dogs are the most common host for the heartworm parasite. Heartworms can be transferred to other species… Lyme Disease in Horses Lyme Disease or Borreliosis is the most common tick transmitted disease in the world. The tick that carries the bacteria Borrelia… Read More »