Infectious Disease

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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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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Can Dogs Get The Flu?

This article originally appeared on my ongoing series of articles for Flexcin International, Inc as Can Dogs Get The Flu? Flu season is upon us. Since many forms of the Influenza virus exist there is no one vaccine available to prevent all flu viruses from infecting us.  Similarly, our pets are exposed to a variety of infectious organisms, […]

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