Pet Education

Canine Immune-Mediated Encephalitis.

Canine Immune Mediated Encephalitis: Dr. Sullivan performs a Spinal Tap

Encephalitis is a disease in which an increased number of white blood cells are present in the brain. In dogs, encephalitis is very common. By Stacey A. Sullivan, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) What Causes Encephalitis? There are two general causes of canine encephalitis: infectious disease or immune-mediated disorders. In the majority of dogs, encephalitis is […]


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Chronic Bronchitis in Dogs

Chronic Bronchitis

This is the time of year I hear a lot of people talking about a nagging cough they just can’t get rid of. The dry, cool air of winter can be irritating to all our airways. Dogs with chronic lower airway inflammation can be particularly affected. Dogs can suffer from chronic bronchitis, just like people. […]


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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pets and Its Advantages in Specialty Veterinary Care.

Minimally Invasive Surgery: Veterinary Surgeons

Over 3 million minimally invasive surgeries are performed annually in human medicine. Our pets can be afforded the same advantages of these small incision surgeries as their owners. By Michael Huber, DVM, MS Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons What is minimally invasive surgery? Believe it or not most people are familiar with these types […]


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Kennel Cough and What You Need to Know About This Contagious Infection.

Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is similar to a chest cold in people. It is extremely contagious to other dogs, and if left untreated, can become dangerous and lead to pneumonia. by Emily Coddon, DVM Emergency + Critical Care What is kennel cough? Kennel cough, also known as infectious tracheobronchitis, is an infectious bronchitis in dogs. Numerous infectious […]


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Questions about Cancer in Pets and its Diagnosis

Canine Cancer Patient

An overview of “Grades” and “Stages” of cancer in pets to help pet parents better understand the severity, treatment, and prognosis of this complex diagnosis. by Stephen Bilbrey, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons When discussing the diagnosis of cancer in pets, immediate questions come to mind about how serious the disease is: […]


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