Resistance to Heartworm Prevention Meds

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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Looking for the Right Pet Food

Nutrition is a very important aspect of our pet’s overall health, but how many of us actually think about what food we choose for our dogs and cats. Is there really a difference in pet foods and are they ways to determine whether a company is making a good food or just good at marketing? Your veterinarian can help you understand what to look for when picking out your pet’s next bag of food!

The Difference Between a DACVIM and a DVM

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. Jul 17, 2013 The Difference Between a DACVIM and a DVM by Dr. Joanne Intile Share Save to mypetMDFrom time to time I’m asked, “Can my regular veterinarian do the treatments?” Or, “What’s the difference …

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‘Natural’ is Not Enough

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. Jul 17, 2013 ‘Natural’ is Not Enough by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Share Save to mypetMDUnlike many terms consumers come across on pet food labels, the word “natural” actually …

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Canine Vaccination Series: Part 5

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.
In some ways, today’s topic — the canine influenza vaccine — presents similar choices. The symptoms of canine influenza are indistinguishable from traditional kennel …

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How to Get Your Cat Used to the Carrier

A cat carrier is an important part of your cat’s life. For most cats, the only time they’re in a carrier is when they have to go to the veterinarian, so the association with carriers is often a negative and stressful one. But carriers can be vital in an emergency, and it’s a good idea […]

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Signs of Illness in Cats

Cats are masters at hiding signs of illness, which is why regular veterinary exams are so important. All cats should get annual exams, and cats seven or older should be seen by a veterinarian twice a year. However, the most important person in keeping your cats healthy is you! You know your cat better than […]

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How to … Treat Diarrhea at Home

Up next in our “How to” series, treating diarrhea in dogs and cats at home and when it’s best to seek immediate veterinary attention.

Diarrhea in pets has a way of getting an owner’s attention. From the standpoint of the mess involved and the disruption to the household’s normal routine it certainly is a crisis, but in many cases diarrhea is not a real emergency and is amenable to home treatment. There are times, however, when pets should see a veterinarian without delay.

If any of the following …

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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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Chronic Diarrhea in Cats

Chronic diarrhea is probably one of the most frustrating conditions, both for the affected cat, and for her guardian. Diarrhea is considered chronic if symptoms persist for longer than three weeks, but any time your cat has diarrhea for more than a day or two, a visit to your veterinarian is indicated, especially if your cat […]

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