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Dog food recalled for Salmonella; pet owners also at risk BY PHYLLIS ENTIS | DECEMBER 13, 2017 UPDATED 8:30 p.m. EST — Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has recalled specific production lots of its Natural Selections brand Meals for Dogs after laboratory testing detected Salmonella in samples of the products. People who have handled the dog food are at risk of

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Women can be tested for antibodies to this disease before pregnancy to rule out whether they are able to become first-time infected with Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.  If already Toxoplasmosis positive (from soil, infected meats, etc.), they cannot become infected and cause risk to the first trimester pregnancy.  See below for more details. Should Pregnant Women Rehome

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Multidrug Sensitivity in Herding Breeds: MDR1 Gene Mutation MDR1 Gene Mutation: The MDR1 gene encodes P-glycoprotein, a drug transport pump that plays an important role in limiting drug absorption and distribution (particularly to the brain), as well as enhancing the excretion of many drugs used in dogs.  Some dogs, particularly herding breeds, have a mutation in

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Holiday Season is almost upon us – be sure to have your pet’s vaccinations updated, in case there needs to be a quick kennel reservation and visit! Dogs need Kennel Cough and Canine Influenza as well as Distemper/Adeno/Parvo and Rabies. Cats need Distemper/Respiratory and Rabies.

Announcing Blood Pressure Measuring For our senior and geriatric cats and dogs, measuring trends in blood pressure is becoming more recognized as an aid in finding and treating problems early.  Cats especially need this monitoring because chronic renal dysfunction and/or hyperthyroidism (both frequent in cats 8 years and older) are causes of hypertension which causes

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Southern Tier Chapter American Red Cross And Fur and Feathers Veterinary Care Invite Clients and the Public to attend a lecture (free) about “How to Prepare for Your Pet(s) in Case of Disaster” On National Pet Disaster Preparedness Day Saturday, May 13, 2017, Lecture 10:30 – 11:30 am, Hospital Tours 9:30-10:00 or 11:30-12:00 Please RSVP before 4 pm

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Lyme Disease – Testing, Prevention, and Treatment HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR CANINE COMPANION AGAINST LYME DISEASE AND COSTLY TREATMENT The risk of Lyme Disease is real and frequent.  In 2016, New York State reported 1 in 10 dogs positive for Lyme; and Broome County reported 1 in 6 [Companion Animal Parasite Council, data on

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Pancreatitis—Tis the Season As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday season followed by Christmas, we also approach pancreatitis season with our pets. Pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas gland, in dogs and cats is often caused by feeding our pets from our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter feasts. Pancreatitis is a potentially life threatening problem for dogs and

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The Difference Between Low Cost Spay/Neuters and Regular Clinics May Surprise You by CAROLYN KARRH DVM February 23, 2016 For Pet Lovers (edited for length) People simply do not understand the differences and reasons full-service hospitals charge what they do, versus what low-cost clinics provide, when offering the “same” service or surgery. If I had

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When high temperatures and high humidity combine, animals (as well as people) are in danger from heat stress, heat stroke, dehydration, and other over-heating problems.  Any weaknesses these stressed animals have are brought out by these environmental stresses, allowing expression of underlying disease states as well. Since dogs and cats (and some other pets) cannot

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