Animal Health

Is Separating Puppies From Their Mothers Cruel?

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All puppies and kittens mature and ultimately reach an age when a decision is made to either have them stay with Mom or be adopted into a forever home. Yet, what happens to the mother after her puppies have been removed from her? Does she go through a mourning period? Learn more via my veterinary […]

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Staging for Canine and Feline Cancer Patients – The Blood Testing Stage

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Now that you’ve read The Importance of Staging for Pets With Cancer, Part 1, it’s time to move on to the next group of diagnostics used when staging cancer patient. Staging is the process of combining a veterinarian’s physical examination with a variety of diagnostic tests to help determine if the presence of cancer is […]

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National Hairball Awareness Day

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Hairballs are the bane of many pet owners’ existences, but are you aware of what this unpleasant sounding and looking health problem actually involves? Having previously owned cats and having had innumerable felines as patients over the years, I’m well familiar with this issue and the treatment options. So, I’ve put together this guide for […]

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Interview with Veterinarian Liz Bales, Creator of the NoBowl Feeding System

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This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s Pet-Lebrity News column on Pet360.com as Interview with Veterinarian Liz Bales, Creator of the NoBowl Feeding System. I’m always eager to share the good works of my fellow alumni from my alma mater, the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Liz Bales, a veterinarian who has […]

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What is Staging and Why Is it Important for the Pet Cancer Patient?

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When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, the degree to which the body is affected by disease often isn’t immediately obvious. While an owner may see a mass-like lesion on a pet’s limb, masses having the same or different cellular makeup can potentially lurk elsewhere in the body. For descriptive purposes, I use the term mass-like […]

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