Overview of Histoplasmosis in Cats Histoplasmosis is a non-contagious fungal infection of dogs, cats, other domestic and non-domestic animals, and humans. It is caused by inhalation of a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum carried on dust with a primary infection in the lung. Below is an overview of Histoplasmosis in Cats followed by in-depth information about the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
At some point in their life, most dogs will need to take oral medication. Administering that medication can be challenging. Here are some tips on how to administer pill medications to your dog. Administering Pills to Dogs The easiest ways to give medication is to hide it in food. Some can be hidden in a small amount of food such as marshmallows, peanut butter or cream cheese but you must make sure that the medication can be taken with food your dog actually swallows the medication.
Overview of Canine Copper Hepatopathy Copper hepatopathy in dogs is a relatively uncommon disorder that is primarily diagnosed in Bedlington terriers, Doberman pitchers as well as a couple other dog breeds which we will mention below. What is Copper Hepatopathy? When the liver becomes diseased, we'll often refer to the process as a “hepatopathy” which literally means disease (-pathy) of the liver (hepato-).
How do I see a specialist if I have pet insurance? At times your pet might require the services of a highly trained (and often very expensive) specialist for their healthcare. Are these costs covered with pet insurance plans? How do you ensure these charges are covered? Today I want to answer that question for you.
Overview of Canine Aortic Stenosis Aortic (subaortic) stenosis (AS or SAS) is a congenital heart disease that can affect dog. Aortic (subaortic) stenosis is a narrowing of the pathway for blood leaving the heart. The narrowing is usually beneath the aortic valve of the left ventricle; the condition is then called subvalvular aortic stenosis or SAS for short.
A laceration is a wound produced by the tearing of body tissue. The edges can be smooth, jagged or irregular depending on the initiating factor. Lacerations are a reasons some cats go to veterinary emergency rooms. They can be a minor skin problem or a very significant major problem. Depending on the underlying cause, depth and force of the trauma, there can be damage to underlying soft tissues and structures.