Swine Flu In Pet Confirmed

According to the Veterinary News Network (VNN), several cases of human to pet transmission of the novel H1N1 swine flu have been confirmed. This is new data as previously it was believed that human to animal transmission was limited to birds and pigs. The new cases...

Annual Vaccinations May Spell Trouble For Dogs

One a year may be one too many when it comes to vaccinations for dogs. According to an article in Newsday, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says that traditional “one-size-fits-all” protocols may result in “unnecessary...

Dog Arthritis: Medications for Degenerative Arthritis

Dog Arthritis: Medications for Degenerative Arthritis by Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP Degenerative joint disease is the number one cause of chronic pain in the dog and cat. The condition itself is the result of long term stresses and instability of a joint either as...

Dog Diabetes

By Katrina Hugenot, RN A couple of weeks ago, I’m quietly strolling the streets of California on a relaxed weekend morning. A Schnauzer approaches (with his human) and we are quickly acquainted. Not too far into the chat, I learn that this particular Schnauzer...