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Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

While all mammals are capable of being infected with rabies, it’s rare in very small mammals, like rats and squirrels. Raccoons, foxes, skunks and other wild animals are often the source of infection for livestock and other domestic animals. Dogs and cats often get it from fighting with wildlife, while horses, cattle and other livestock are likely to be bitten on the muzzle, udder or feet when encountering wildlife.
Best Gift for Pets

Mon, Dec 07, 2020

This holiday season, give your pet the best gift — a collar with identification tags and a microchip.

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When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Tens of thousands of pets undergo general anesthesia every year in the United States. It may be scary to think of your pet under anesthesia, but it’s generally very safe: Recent studies show only 0.17 percent of dogs and 0.24 percent of cats die as a consequence of anesthesia.

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Bubbles – Knocking on Death’s Door

Wed, Jun 17, 2020

It’s 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, when Marion Campeau of Fairfax, Oklahoma, pulled up to the emergency entrance of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. Bubbles, her 12-week old Pekinese, had literally taken her last puppy breath. Bubbles was in cardiopulmonary arrest.

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Pete’s Pet Posse reinvents itself with virtual therapy

Wed, Apr 22, 2020

America’s dogs have grabbed the spotlight in a world turned upside down by COVID-19. They are becoming digital stars on social media and video conferencing applications such as Zoom, where canine voices and faces are becoming part of a new normal.

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The Use of CBD in Dogs and Cats

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Over-the-counter hemp CBD products are marketed as all-natural treatments for a plethora of ailments in both humans and pets. Many pet owners look to hemp CBD as an alternative treatment for medical disorders such as anxiety, pain and seizures.

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Clearing up canine cataracts

Mon, Feb 03, 2020

Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in people around the world and the most common cause of vision impairment in people over age 55. Similar to people, as dogs age, their eyes may start to look cloudier. While many similarities between the human eye and the canine eye exist, there are many differences, including the most common cause of cataracts in dogs.

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Treating prostate problems in dogs

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Many of today’s pet dogs are neutered, but some owners keep their boys intact. Those intact dogs often experience problems with their prostate.

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Back pain can hit dogs

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

You may have those days that your back severely hurts and you do not really want to move, or you feel a sharp shooting pain in your back, arms and/or leg? Your pet can experience the same problem.

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Treating Canine Urinary Incontinence

Mon, Nov 04, 2019

Does your dog leak urine? Well, you are not alone! Urinary incontinence, or leaking urine, poses a common problem in dogs as they age, particularly for female dogs.

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