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  • Modern vaccines are extremely effective and safe. However, it is common for many pets to experience mild side effects following vaccination, similar to those that humans experience. Other less common but more serious side effects can occur within minutes to hours after vaccination. These reactions are considered medical emergencies, and you should seek veterinary care immediately if you suspect your pet is having a more serious reaction.

  • Neutering in Dogs

    La castración se ha de plantear siempre si va a mantener a su perro únicamente como mascota. Hay que tener en cuenta que los perros guía y los perros para sordos o minusválidos se castran de forma rutinaria. Es una intervención que tiene muchas ventajas y pocos inconvenientes.

  • Online shopping for convenience and great prices has quickly become the new normal in today's consumerism society. Although technology may help us be savvy shoppers, it's still good to be cautious about what you purchase online, especially when it comes to your pet's medications.

  • Brushing Teeth in Dogs

    ¿Por qué debería cepillar los dientes a mi perro? Se estima que alrededor de 2/3 de los perros con una media de tres años tienen periodontitis, una inflamación o infección del tejido alrededor del diente. La enfermedad periodontal empieza con una gingivitis y progresa hasta afectar a la raíz del diente. Si no se trata a tiempo, la enfermedad periodontal puede llevar a una pérdida del diente.

  • Chemotherapy drugs are used to treat cancer and other conditions in people because they target and kill rapidly dividing neoplastic (cancer) cells and other cells. They're primarily used as anti-cancer agents, but may also provide benefit for a variety of auto-immune disorders and for organ transplant recipients as immunosuppressive agents.

  • Yes, chocolate is toxic to dogs. While rarely fatal, chocolate ingestion often results in significant illness. Chocolate is toxic because it contains the alkaloid theobromine. Theobromine is similar to caffeine and is used medicinally as a diuretic, heart stimulant, blood vessel dilator, and a smooth muscle relaxant.

  • The general condition of your dog's skin and coat are good indicators of its health. A healthy coat should be shiny and smooth, not brittle or coarse, and healthy skin should be supple and clear, not greasy, flaky or bumpy. Selective breeding has led to the development of dogs with a myriad of different coat characteristics requiring varying grooming needs. In order to maintain the skin and hair in a healthy state, your dog also requires a properly balanced diet.

  • Lameness in Dogs

    Si un perro no puede moverse de forma normal se dice que está cojo. Las causas de cojera más habituales son el dolor en una articulación o en sus estructuras de soporte o bien la inestabilidad de una articulación.

  • Elizabethan Collars in Dogs

    Los collares isabelinos se utilizan para prevenir interferencias con cualquier vendaje o herida. Es normal que los perros se laman las heridas, pero esta práctica puede retrasar mucho la cicatrización y provocar infecciones. Por eso es importante que se deje puesto el collar, en especial cuando el perro está sólo.

  • Constipation is infrequent or difficult passage of stool or feces and is typically a temporary condition. Though there are many causes of constipation in dogs, most cases are caused by ingestion of irritating or indigestible substances. Constipation is usually diagnosed through a physical examination and medical history. A rectal exam to rule out rectal strictures, tumors, foreign bodies, or other abnormalities may be done. Abdominal radiographs, blood tests, and urinalysis are valuable for a full diagnosis and development of a treatment plan. Biopsies may also be recommended if a rectal mass or stricture is suspected. Most cases of constipation are relatively easy to treat through the use of manual removal, enemas, and medications. The prognosis for constipation is determined by the exact cause.