CDC: Lyme disease rates 10 times higher than once thought

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Typically up to 30,000 Lyme disease cases reported to CDC each year, but new report finds number closer to 300,000 infected

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American Kennel Club – 2013 ACE Honorees

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The AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) 2012 Honorees.
The AKC® Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) commemorate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have made significant contributions to their communities. The awards are presented in each of the following five categories: Exemplary Companion Dog, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Service and Therapy. This year’s winners include a Newtown therapy dog and an active amputee that helps wounded warriors overcome their own injuries.

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AVMA Animal Hospital Video Game

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Start out as New Veterinarian and work your way up the ranks to become Chief Veterinarian of AVMA Animal Hospital. The quicker you are at diagnosing and treating the animals, the more points you’ll score. Can’t get to all the animals in time?

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Ovarian cancer sniffed out by dogs

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Researchers are using canine olfaction and chemical and nanotechnology analysis as a potential means of detecting early-stage ovarian cancer.

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Palliative Treatment Options for Cancer

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The Daily Vet is a blog featuring veterinarians from all walks of life. Every week they will tackle entertaining, interesting, and sometimes difficult topics in the world of animal medicine – all in the hopes that their unique insights and personal experiences will help you to understand your pets. Aug 07, 2013 Palliative Treatment Options for Cancer by Dr. Joanne Intile Share Save to mypetMDThus far I’ve discussed various methods we use to diagnose dogs with osteosarcoma and the staging tests required …

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Keeping the Peace in a Multi-Cat Household

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The Daily Vet is a blog featuring veterinarians from all walks of life. Every week they will tackle entertaining, interesting, and sometimes difficult topics in the world of animal medicine – all in the hopes that their unique insights and personal experiences will help you to understand your pets.
Provide ample resources for all cats in your home. At first glance, this advice may seem simplistic. But what you consider to be ample resources may not be what your cat would prefer.

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Resistance to Heartworm Prevention Meds

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Dr. Coates is a veterinarian based in the other “Sunshine State” – that’s Colorado to the rest of you – where she lives and plays with a varied range of animals. She shares her professional and personal experiences, Monday through Friday, here on petMD’s blog, the Fully Vetted. Log in for your daily dose of her insight and wisdom. Aug 08, 2013 Resistance to Heartworm Prevention Meds by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Share Save to mypetMDDr. Coates is on vacation this week, so we’re revisiting some of our …

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Are Chinese herbal products safe for cats?

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Shmalberg J, Hill RC, Scott KC. Nutrient and metal analyses of Chinese herbal products marketed for veterinary use. Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition 2013;97:305-314.

Chinese herbs and herbal mixtures are often fed to animals in order to treat certain medical conditions. Practitioners of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine primarily utilize two companies that provide products specifically for veterinary medicine. Some contain measurable quantities of toxic metals, but the composition …

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Zoonotic Diseases in Cats

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Zoonotic diseases can pass from pets to people or people to pets. View the video to learn more
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How the Cornish Rex got its curl

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Pelage, or a mammal’s coat, consists of hair, fur, wool, or other soft covering. Pelage provides body temperature regulation and protection against injury and the environment. It also provides camouflage, recognition within a species, and sexual allurement to promote courtship and mating. …

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