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  • Posted 05/01/2012 01:11:16 EDT

    Hi Pugs and Kisses, These are benign growths that usually affect younger dogs and tend to resolve on their own within a couple of months.  I'd recommend that an Aspirate always be done to rule out mor more »

  • Forum Post: Crazy cat behavior

    Posted 03/28/2012 09:52:19 EDT

    Hi LS, It's likely that with the improving weather there are more creatures outside/around your house - especially cats, both feral and owned pets.  And these animals may agitate your cat because he's more »

  • Posted 03/07/2012 02:38:32 EST

    Hi Dog Lady, Age itself is not a disease, however as pets get older they need to be monitored more closely. We are always most effective in treating disease if we detect them early in their course. We more »

  • Posted 02/22/2012 12:55:10 EST

    Hi Dog Lady, Unfortunately we've seen reports of counterfeit product from online purveyors; there currently are no regulations and some of these medications may have been acquired through means that a more »

  • Forum Post: Cat sneezing

    Posted 02/08/2012 12:27:36 EST

    Hi Everyone, Wonderful information that you've shared about dog sneezing.  As you may know now after reading through some of the other posts, It is not uncommon for shelter cats to have recurrent uppe more »

  • Posted 01/31/2012 10:30:28 EST

    Hi All, Great question and, as with many questions surrounding pet care, there is no right answer. There is no perfect pet food on the market (just as there is no perfect toothpaste, deodorant, mouthw more »

  • Posted 01/24/2012 10:19:18 EST

    HI Lejaf, A dog whose eye is pink and has discharge should always be checked out by a veterinarian as soon as possible. While it very well could be a mild irritation or self resolving conjunctivitis, more »

  • Posted 01/13/2012 08:40:33 EST

    Hello Dog Lady, Symptoms of urinary tract infection can include straining to urinate, increased frequency of urination, blood in urine and even sometimes lethargy and lack of appetite. It is also impo more »

  • Posted 01/03/2012 11:33:02 EST

    Hi Dog Lady, The most important thing to do for your poodle mix is to increase its socialization. It sounds like you're already doing this but I might suggest a few extra tips. First, stage these inte more »

  • Forum Post: Dental health

    Posted 12/28/2011 02:21:44 EST

    Brushing our pets’ teeth is indeed critical for their continued health and wellbeing.  Generally we do not recommend the dental rinses that are on the market because they’re not as effective as brushi more »

  • Posted 12/20/2011 03:03:07 EST

    Hi Null, Some dogs will submissively urinate when people approach them. This is often seen in puppies, young females, insecure dogs, or dogs who have been repeatedly corrected. The cause of this behav more »

  • Posted 09/13/2011 12:22:42 EDT

    Answer by Dr. Mike Pavletic Director of Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center:  Typical TPLO instructions are as follows:   First 8 to 10 weeks: Orthopedic/Exercise Restriction:  She needs to be con more »

  • Forum Post: Elderly Cat Issues

    Posted 08/18/2011 03:01:45 EDT

    Answer by Dr. Jean Duddy of Angell Animal Medical Center's Internal Medicine Service:  I hope your kitty is doing okay.  It sounds like you have done very well by her over the many years.  Right now i more »

  • Posted 08/16/2011 09:23:52 EDT

    Answer by Dr. Curtis Stiles of Angell Animal Medical Center's Dental Medicine Service: Gingivitis is caused by plaque bacteria.  Plaque is that film that forms on your teeth.  This film also forms on more »

  • Forum Post: Dog limping

    Posted 07/22/2011 12:08:33 EDT

    Answer by Dr. Mara Ratnofsky of Angell Animal Medical Center's General Medicine Service: I'm sorry to hear that Dublin injured himself.  Many minor strains and sprains will resolve on their own over t more »

  • Posted 07/13/2011 10:10:05 EDT

    Answer by Dr. Mara Ratnofsky of Angell Animal Medical Center's General Medicine Service:  I don’t think anyone really knows why some cats love to chew on plastic (taste?, feel of plastic in the mouth? more »

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