Our question this week was: Doctor, I am a regular reader of your articles and I thank you for all that I have learned from them. I am a special case to your heat wave article where it says to never ever leave your dog in a car…my dog, Kona (5 yrs, 65 pounds) is an Australian Shepherd mix. He is adorable and I love him so much.
Overview of Vincristine for Dogs and Cats Vincristine, also known as Oncovin®, belongs to a group of medications known as vinca alkaloids and is obtained from the plant Cantharanthus roseus . It is often used for dogs and cats to treat malignant cancers of the lymphoid and blood systems. The drug is commonly used in the treatment of cancer.
An abdominal exploratory is a surgical procedure involving the opening of the cat's abdominal cavity and examination of the abdominal organs. What Are the Indications for Performing an Abdominal Exploratory on Cats? An abdominal exploratory is indicated whenever there is significant abdominal disease that eludes diagnosis.
Almost the first question anyone asks when thinking about adopting or buying a puppy is - how big will he get? This is an important question to ask before you take the puppy home. If you are hoping for a small or medium size of dog and end up with one of Mongo proportions, that miscalculation may be significant.
Overview of Canine Lungworms Lungworms are a type of parasite that can infect the respiratory tract in dogs. There are several different parasites that have been identified including: Paragonimus kellicotti, Capillaria aerophilia, Filaroides and Osleri spp. Outdoor dogs in certain geographic areas of North America and elsewhere are predisposed to respiratory parasites.
Below is information about the structure and function of canine blood. We will tell you about the general structure of blood, how blood works, common diseases that affect the blood and common diagnostic tests performed in dogs to evaluate blood. What is Blood? Blood is the life-maintaining transport fluid that circulates oxygen and nutrients throughout a dog's body, carries away waste products, and helps defend against disease.