When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

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Some veterinary procedures need to be performed with your pet under anesthesia (for example: dentistry, surgery, and some diagnostic imaging). Simply put, anesthesia is a controlled unconsciousness, where your pet’s level of consciousness is controlled so they don’t feel pain and don’t move. We certainly don’t want our pets to feel pain whenever possible, and it’s important that they don’t move because precision is required during these procedures and movement could lead to complications. Most healthy pets – even senior pets – don’t have any problems with anesthesia and, in general, the risks are more closely related to the procedure being done and your pet’s general health than to the anesthesia itself.

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Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

By David Walker | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

Chronic inflammatory enteropathy (or CIE) is a disease that causes inflammation of the bowel. It has some similarities to a human disease called Crohn’s disease. The inflammation can affect any or all of the stomach, small bowel and large bowel (colon).

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Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats

Article by Anita Patel | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

Can I cure atopic dermatitis?

In one word “No”, but you can manage the condition successfully. Atopic dermatitis in dogs and cats can be compared to asthma in people. Asthma can’t be cured but it can be managed; and just like asthma the management of atopic dermatitis is life-long. It is therefore important to put in place measures that are going to have the least side-effects for your pet in the long term that will provide him/her a good quality of life and that are the most cost effective and affordable for you.

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Blood Transfusions in Dogs and Cats

By Mayank Seth | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

As we start to provide more advanced healthcare to cats and dogs, blood transfusions are becoming increasingly common and increasingly complex. Blood transfusions in dogs and cats may be needed for many reasons and come in many forms.

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Streptococcal Pneumonia in Dogs

By Simon Priestnall | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

The Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD) Group at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are currently researching a bacterial disease that has been increasingly implicated in fatal cases of infectious pneumonia in dogs over the past five years. They are calling for dog owners and vets to recognise the signs of the potentially fatal disease Streptococcal pneumonia to ensure rapid treatment and contribute to research to reduce further spread.

The bacterial infection Streptococcus zooepidemicus causes a severe, bloody pneumonia in dogs, producing signs similar to those associated with toxic-shock syndrome in humans.

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What is Normal for a Newborn Puppy

By Samantha Bloomfield | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

If you have not bred a litter of puppies before it can be an anxious time. Knowing what is normal for a newborn puppy will help reduce some of that anxiety for you and also enable you to detect a problem early, which is vital if a sick puppy is to have any chance of survival.

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Learn About Liver Disease in Dogs

By Kit Sturgess | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body; about 3.5% of the body mass. It is situated just behind the diaphragm that separates the chest from the abdomen. The liver is very important and has many functions. Because of its central metabolic role it is affected by many disease processes that occur outside the liver such as endocrine (glandular) conditions. Liver disease in dogs can occur, but fortunately it can often be effectively managed.

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Ear Disease in Dogs

Article by Jon Hardy | Article Featured on Veterinary Expert

Ear disease is a very common problem in dogs, and most vets working in practice will diagnose it on a daily basis. A dog’s ear canal is an L-shaped tube lined by skin and it culminates at the deepest part with the ear drum. The ear flap (pinna) and canal help to funnel sound waves down to the ear drum for normal hearing to occur. Ear disease in dogs can affect one or both of the ears and can occur in conjunction with skin disease at other body sites too. For this reason, vets frequently examine the whole body even though the ears seem to be the main problem.

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Important Pet Cancer FAQs with Answers

Article Featured on FetchaCure.org

FETCH would like to recognize Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for contributing content for our list of frequently asked questions.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Dogs Life

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