23. January 2012
New research says that 55% of dogs and 54% of cats in the U.S. are obese or overweight according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention.
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19. December 2011
Update vaccinations "Make sure all vaccinations are current at least a week to 10 days before boarding your dog or Cat” says Dr. Biehl.” Especially Bordatella (Kennel Cough) and Parvo for Dogs.
Kennel Cough and Parvo are the 2 main infectious diseases seen in Dogs after Boarding. Cats should also be Vaccinated 10 days prior to boarding with at least the minimum of Rhinotracheitus (Herpisvirus), Feline Calicivirus and Panluekopenia in the Vaccine. You may also want to include Clamydia and Leukemia.
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22. November 2011
Insulin availability can dictate a pet’s treatment
Diabetes mellitus affects 1 in 400 cats and is on the rise, possibly because of increased obesity rates, according to Morris Animal Foundation. Intervet Schering-Plough, now owned by Merck Animal Health, makers of Vetsulin (porcine insulin zinc suspension), says about 1 in 500 dogs suffer from the signs of diabetes mellitus. Vetsuline is currently unavailable. ProZinc is an alternative. There are no suitable oral products at this time that can be used to help treat diabetes in pets.