Circovirus in Dogs FAQ

This page answers pet owners’ common questions about the recently discovered canine circovirus and its possible role in disease in dogs.

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Ovarian cancer sniffed out by dogs

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

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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Socializing Your Dog

Tips on socializing your dog to interact with other dogs and people
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Spinal Cord Injuries – Veterinary Research Helping People and Pets

Spinal cord injuries are an unfortunate occurrence for many people in this country and our pets are not immune to these traumatic events either. In fact, beyond accidents that can damage the spine, some of our pets are prone to bulging discs that can place pressure on the spinal cord leading to weakness, pain or even loss of mobility. Dogs with this type of condition need advanced care that is often beyond the means for many owners. Watch this video to learn how veterinary research into spinal cord …

Platelet Enhancement Therapy (PET)

Like their owners, a large number of pets will develop arthritis as they age. In fact, veterinarians estimate that more than 15 million dogs already suffer from this disease. Thankfully, a new protocol that uses platelet rich plasma from your pet’s own blood may provide some hope to veterinarians and pet owners.

Protecting Dogs During Parties

Should they stay or should they go?

We were heading to a neighborhood party where the majority of the guests were most excited about the beer pong and the glorious buffet. As for me, the main draw was an opportunity to see Schultzie, whose guardians were hosting. I have already written about Schultzie, who I love. We have had the joy of dogsitting for her several times, and I couldn’t wait to see her.

You can imagine my distress when I arrived and was told that Schultzie was at Grandma and Grandpa’s …

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James Gandolfini: Brilliant Actor & Dog-lover

Tough guy persona melted away with dogs

By now, most everyone is aware of the sudden death of 51-year-old actor James Gandolfini. The actor died on Wednesday of a heart attack while vacationing in Italy. His death came as a shock to his many fans and admirers, and we count ourselves among them. Like millions of others, we looked forward to sharing Sunday evenings with _The Sopranos_. Gandolfini’s nuanced portrayal of Tony Soprano, the violent yet charismatic crime boss in HBO’s critically acclaimed …

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Community Care

Supporting guardians of dogs with medical issues

My facebook news feed is full of dog jokes, stories, news, and pictures. Lately, it has also had an unfortunate number of medical scares on the canine health front. I’ve seen everything from joyous “It’s benign!” posts to “It’s broken, but at least she won’t need surgery,” to the more somber, “We appreciate your prayers and thoughts now that we know how serious her condition is.”

Anyone who has received bad news about a dog’s health is suddenly …

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New Option for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

I have a lot of experience with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Two of my own dogs developed the condition, and I’ve treated countless others as a veterinarian.

As its name suggests, abnormal inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract is at the heart of IBD. A healthy intestinal tract is very resistant to the potential adverse effects of all the “stuff” (that’s a technical term) that flows through it. When you think about it, it’s quite remarkable that the gut isn’t sickened more often by …

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