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Feline Heart Disease

Mark Kittleson has gone a long way from his childhood, raising dairy cattle, to raising cats at the University of California-Davis. His scientific research as a veterinary cardiologist, however, may help future generations of cats live longer, healthier lives.

Kittleson co-authored a study, along with researchers from The Ohio State University and Baylor College of Medicine, that identified a gene mutation that was responsible for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease


UC Offers New Testing for Canine Flu

New testing, offering a faster and more accurate diagnosis of a highly contagious dog flu has been developed by researchers at the University of California.

Based on polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, technology, this new test can provide results in as little as 24-48 hours, claims researcher Christian Leutenegger, who was the creator of this test at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Using the current testing techniques available

Health & Safety

2nd Horse Euthanized at Pimlico

Officials at Maryland’s Pimlico Racecourse have announced that a second horse that was euthanized is suspected to have had Equine Herpesvirus – Type 1, also known as Rhino. As a result of this, the Maryland Department of Agriculture has placed a ?hold? order on the barn in which the horse had been stabled.

The Equine Herpesvirus – 1 causes severe upper repertory infections, neurological disease, and is highly contagious

Health & Safety

Disease Outbreak in Washington, Pet Owners Beware!

Disease Could Spread from Pets to Humans…
Since last month, at least 11 dogs in Washington State have been diagnosed with a bacterial disease known as leptospirosis, two of which have died. These are reportedly the first outbreaks in roughly 25 years. Veterinarians claim that, if not treated quickly, this disease could make its way to humans.
Usually picked up by pets, when they drink from water that has been


Canine Hip Dysplasia and Your Dog

Nutrition has been found to play a part in canine hip dysplasia, and what kind of symptoms are shown. While a dog can develop this condition without regard to weight or nutritional deficiencies, dogs which are obese (overweight), will show more symptoms, when added weight puts stress and strain on their own joints. In addition to this, puppies who are fed a diet that is high in protein and high


Feline Leukemia Virus and the Importance of Vaccinations

by Mya Blake
catFeline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a deadly disease that can be prevented through regular vaccinations. Unfortunately, however, one out of every 10 cats die, every year, from this supposedly preventable disease. While the majority of these animals are strays, the risk of infection is serious enough that you should want to get your own pet vaccinated. It is also important that


Diagnosing Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysphasia (CHD) can effect dogs of any size, breed or age. Commonly a contributing factor to canine osteoarthritis and other conditions, it?s important that all dog owners familarize themselves with CHD and its symptoms. So what is Canine Hip Dysplasia? Read on, to learn more about this condition and how it is diagnosed.

Quite often, research for CHD seems contradictory and confusing. Known to be a genetic


Lyme Disease In Dogs

by Niall Kennedy

It is hard to get an early diagnosis of Lyme disease in animals including your own dog. The first sign of Lyme disease in humans is a rash, well; animals do not develop this rash. Lyme disease is also not one of the first illnesses that the veterinarian looks for when you take your dog in for a visit. Many other common illnesses can produce some


Canine Parvo

What Is Parvo
Parvo is a serious viral disease that can be deadly even if treatment is given. So, to protect your puppy from contracting pravo you need to have your puppy vaccinated against this disease.
First, let’s look at what Parvo is and what the symptoms are. Canine Parvovirus is a disease that attacks dividing cells. The most prominent location for dividing cells in your puppy’s body is