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Neutering, or castration, is the surgical removal of the testicles. Removing the testicles removes the primary source of testosterone in the body, resulting in changes in sex drive, hormone-related behaviors, and hormone-related health concerns. Positioning and Preparation The dog should be...
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Patients that have suffered trauma may have evidence of fractures, or of muscle or joint injury. Several general points to consider when dealing with emergencies with fractures or other limb injuries are as follows. Prevent/reduce haemorrhage: If there is an open fracture, dress the wound...
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Neutering removes the sexual urge for both male and female animals and prevents the production of unwanted offspring. It is carried out surgically. For females, removal of the uterus and both ovaries is done; and for the male, removal of the testicles. These procedures are irreversible...
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Anaphylactic shock is an immediate, serious allergic reaction. It occurs when an animal is exposed to an allergen to which they have been sensitized. Sensitivity occurs through prior contact. The most common drug allergen that causes anaphylactic shock is penicillin. The venom in the stings of...
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Some foods that are perfectly safe for humans can cause problems or illness in dogs. Anyone who suspects that their dog has eaten something toxic should call a veterinarian immediately. Avoid giving a dog: Avocado Avocados contain a substance called persin, which is toxic to dogs and can...
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Dogs have a different digestive system from humans. This means that some foods that are safe for people can be harmful or even very dangerous for dogs. However, many human foods are also safe for dogs and can provide important nutrients and health benefits. Here, we look at which people foods...
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Are you planning an Easter journey with your family and your pet? Here are a few tips to make the trip a safe and harmless experience. When travelling by car, cats and dogs should go in carriers that are secured to a seat. On long trips, make sure to stop frequently for pets to relieve...
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They twitch, they fall backward, they get pointy. Ears are definitively a means of communication of your feline friend. But what is up with this cat ear language? What is the message behind the movements of your cat’s ear? Although cats are mysterious, understanding what it is that they want to...
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The immune system of cats protects them against disease-causing parasites. It consists of a network of antibodies, white blood cells, and other substances that help their body fight off disease. There are also some organs involved there that produce white blood cells. These organs include the...
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Many dogs are notorious for eating things we consider to be gross (e.g. stool, garbage) or inedible (e.g. stones, baby pacifiers, toys). While one or two occurrences of vomiting may not be concerning, vomiting is also a clinical sign associated with serious and even life-threatening conditions...
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Gastric or intestinal tumors in cats When we talk about gastric or intestinal tumors in cats, we can associate several types of gastrointestinal cancers that include lymphomas, adenocarcinomas, leiomyosarcoma, and mast cell tumors. More specifically, when the tumor is gastric or intestinal, we...
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Dog walking You love to the whole dog walking experience. Taking your friend sightseeing and having him do some exercise is something that makes you proud! Check out the following five things you probably did not know about dog walking. Read and become a pro dog walker. Walk in front of your...
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Cat anorexia refers to the lack of interest for food and loss of appetite. There are two types of cat anorexia: true anorexia and pseudo-anorexia. True anorexia refers to a cat that does not want to eat at all, whereas pseudo-anorexia occurs when a cat wants to eat but it cannot due to...
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