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  • Doggy Odor Open link in new window
    Dog owners often complain about their dog’s odor. It is important to recognize that dog odors have many sources, both natural and un-natural.
  • Dust Mites: Minimizing Exposure in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Dust mites feed off of skin scales and dander shed by humans and animals. Mites love bedding, carpeting, and anywhere they can find a hiding place with the likelihood of skin dander being present. Dust mites also require a relatively high humidity in the home to truly thrive.
  • Pruritus Diagnostics in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Itching, or pruritus, is the most common symptom of skin disease in pets. Many conditions can cause a pet to itch, including allergies, fleas, and other skin parasites.
  • Chinchillas Open link in new window
    Chinchillas are social and interactive, but also messy and destructive
  • Amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (Clavamox, Augmentin, Clavacillin) Open link in new window
    The combination of amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (sodium clavulanate) is similar as for amoxicillin except that the clavulanate is able to protect the penicillin structure from destruction by Staphylococci. This combined medication can be used against anything amoxicillin could be used for plus Staphlylococcal infections (usually skin infections).
  • Snail Bait Poisoning in Dogs Open link in new window
    Snail bait is commonly formulated in pellets and flavored with molasses or bran to attract snails, and unfortunately is attractive to dogs as well. Very little snail bait is required to cause poisoning (less than a teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight).
  • Benazepril (Lotensin) Open link in new window
    Benazepril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, also called an ACE inhibitor or simply an ACEI. Benazepril effectively acts as a dilator of blood vessels.
  • Trimethoprim-Sulfa (Bactrim, Tribrissen, Septra, Sulfatrim, Cotrim) Open link in new window
    Trimethoprim-sulfa is known by many names as it is a commonly used antibiotic in both human and veterinary medicine. It has become a popular choice thanks to its broad spectrum and inexpensive cost.
  • Positive Snap Tests for Ehrlichia and Anaplasma Open link in new window
    Snap tests results can be a bit confusing
  • Abdominal Ultrasounds in Pets Open link in new window
     An x-ray is a still photograph, but an ultrasound is like a video.

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