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Health Care Providers Advise Cautionary Measures as MERS Infections Spread

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This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on PetMD as Health Care Providers Advise Cautionary Measures as MERS Infections Spread. Zoonotic diseases, which are caused by infectious organisms spreading among species (animals to humans and vice versa), are a continual source of intrigue for me as a practicing veterinarian. Although bacteria, […]

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The Link Between Pets and Human Health

This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on PetMD as The Link Between Pets and Human Health . I greatly enjoy taking part in professional conferences that focus on the betterment of pet health and welfare. Such was the case at BlogPaws 2014, where I attended an inspiring lecture titled “Pets in the […]

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Top 5 Summertime Pet Safety Tips

This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on PetMD as Top 5 Summertime Pet Safety Tips . Although June 21 technically marks the beginning of summer, Memorial Day is summer’s traditional start, and as the temperatures increase, pet owners must prepare for the numerous hazards and stressors associated with temperature changes, sun […]

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Keeping Your Pet Cool in the Summer Heat

This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s The Daily Vet column on PetMD as Keeping Your Pet Cool in the Summer Heat As we are on the cusp of summer, the majority of the country is preparing for warmer temperatures that can potentially have adverse effects on the health of our pets.  Of course, some […]

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How VacciCheck Antibody Titer Test Helps Shelter Dogs Featured on Fox40

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Should every dog that enters an animal shelter automatically receive a Distemper combination (DA2PPV) vaccination? Such is a common practice, but it’s not always needed to promote their immunity to Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza. If a dog’s antibody levels are “protective”, then providing a Distemper combination vaccination isn’t necessary and potential health consequences associated […]

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