Cats can become infected with the highly lethal H5N1 avian influenza virus.
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Preventing human exposure to the potentially deadly disease by immunizing domestic animals and pets that could potentially carry the disease.
Reminder to et owners regarding risks of chemical rodent baits to pet health.
The quicker we can identify the problem in the more than 150 million dogs, cats or pet birds that live in approximately 40 percent of all households in US, the greater the probability we can contain a disease before it spreads to humans.
Health Canada is advising animal owners that some bottles of the veterinary drug PENPRO may have been sold without the package insert which provides the proper administration and dosage information.
Dr. Sheldon Spector, a leading allergist and clinical professor at UCLA, has designed a protocol and conducted an independent exposure trial that attests the hypoallergenic nature of the ALLERCA(R) GD cat, the world's first naturally bred hypoallergenic feline.
While the concept of good and bad fats may be an effective way for humans to monitor the quality of their diets, it is not an appropriate concept for dogs and cats, according to a report in the September 1 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
In general, dogs and cats have more good cholesterol than bad cholesterol in their bodies, no matter what types of fat they eat.
Authors used GIS technology to study some 4,000 "gap" locations worldwide identified in previous research as harboring animals vulnerable to extinction yet unprotected by conservation regulations.
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Many stubborn pets won't take a pill unless it's forced down their throat or disguised in a high calorie treat such as peanut butter or cheese.
While the DNA bank's focus is diseases of the dog, a species whose genome was sequenced in 2005, the archive will represent all animals the hospital treats, including cats, horses, cows, sheep, exotics, wild animals and zoo animals.
According to a survey of Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) policyholders and other pet owners, 70 percent of those who responded said they would pay any amount to save their pet's life.
A capsule of glucosamine can be opened and sprinkled on pet food. It is apparently absorbed and delivered to the joints to reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness, as it does in humans.
Pet health products are the pharmaceuticals and biologics used by veterinarians and pet owners to extend the length and quality of life of companion animals, including dogs, cats and horses.
For the second year in a row, urinary tract infection was the top medical condition that cat owners filed medical claims for in 2005 to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), according to a recent review of policyholder claims.
Veterinary visits for skin allergies resulted in the most claims for canines in 2005, which in 2004 ranked second for dogs.
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