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  • Is your Horse Fat? Open link in new window
    Most people do not see their horses as overweight even if that is the case.
  • Barometric Pressure and Colic Open link in new window
    Horses seem to colic when the weather changes.
  • Hyperesthesia Syndrome in Cats Open link in new window
    Hyperesthesia syndrome is felt to be a type of compulsive disorder, usually initiated when the cat is in conflict. The cat wants to perform one behavior but is prevented from doing so and ultimately in frustration performs another behavior. After a while, this second behavior, which frequently is grooming, is performed compulsively.
  • Chylothorax is more Common in Cats than Dogs Open link in new window
    When the fluid filling the chest is lymph, the problem is called chylothorax. The fluid is milky when it is drained from the chest, and its whiteness comes being from fat. Chylothorax represents a specific problem and requires specific therapy.
  • Testicular Cancer in Dogs Open link in new window
    Both testicles in a dog can be cancerous but have different types of testicular cancer.
  • Tritrichomoniasis in Cats Open link in new window
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  • Prostate Cancer in Dogs Open link in new window
    Within the prostate gland, cancer is rare, occurring in only about 0.3-0.6% of dogs.
  • Prazosin (Minipress) Open link in new window
    Numerous conditions make urination difficult: idiopathic cystitis in cats, tumors of the bladder, even spinal disease. Medications help relax the urethra to make it easier to urinate. Prazosin has become popular for this use and has long been used to treat heart disease as well.
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Open link in new window
    Diphenhydramine has several important effects and thus several uses. Most obviously, diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and it is used for acute inflammatory and allergic conditions such as snake bites, vaccination reactions, blood transfusion reactions, bee stings and insect bites.
  • Estrous Behavior in Mules Open link in new window
    The increased estrogen and decreased progesterone hormones during heat can lead to aggression, anxiety and irritability.

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