Infectious Disease

Dr. Patrick Mahaney Talks Rabies Vaccination Exemption for California Dogs on The Pet Show with Dr. Katy

Keeping a pet optimally healthy involves an open stream of communication between pet onwers and their veterinarians.   An important component of pet health involves building the immunity to certiain diseases through the administration of vaccinations.  Rabies is a disease that is zoonotic, which means it is capable of passing among species (i.e. animals to […]

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Health Care Providers Advise Cautionary Measures as MERS Infections Spread

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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Salmonella Bacteria in Pet Food – More Than Just Raw Food

This article originally appeared on my ongoing series of articles for Flexcin International, Inc as Salmonella Bacteria in Pet Food – More Than Just Raw Food The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states approximately 42,000 cases ofsalmonellosis are reported in the United States annually.  More so, the milder cases that do not get reported can multiply that […]

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Preventing Periodontal Disease in Dogs and Cats

This article originally appeared on my ongoing series of articles for Flexcin International, Inc as Preventing Periodontal Disease in Dogs and Cats Although February is Pet Dental Health Month, it’s vital that pet owners take measures to promote their pets’ best dental health all year round.  Like our own teeth, our pets’ teeth are just as susceptible to disease and […]

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Is the Canine Influenza Vaccine Appropriate for Your Dog?

This article originally appeared on my ongoing series of articles for Flexcin International, Inc as Is the Canine Influenza Vaccine Appropriate for Your Dog? Fall’s transition into winter is the time when human medical practitioners recommend their patients receive a flu shot. Should you also be arranging an Influenza vaccination for your canine companion? Our dogs are just as susceptible […]

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