disease

Can Groundhogs Spread Diseases to Humans?

This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s Pet-Lebrity News column on Pet360.com as Can Groundhogs Spread Diseases to Humans? This week, we celebrated Groundhog Day, an event in which a Punxsutawney, PA-based groundhog (Punxsutawney Phil) predicts the fate of Americans by predicting a prolonged winter or early spring. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow upon […]

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Help for Dogs with a Mast Cell Tumor

Carol Bryant of FidoseOfReality.com recently sought my veterinary perspective on a particularly nasty type of cancer called Mast Cell Tumor. It’s an insidious disease that can manifest as a solitary or multiple tumors in the skin or can also affect internal organs. The concept of using antihistamines to help combat the side effects of histamine […]

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Can Groundhogs Spread Diseases to Humans?

This article originally appeared on Dr. Mahaney’s Pet-Lebrity News column on Pet360.com as Can Groundhogs Spread Diseases to Humans?  This week, we celebrated Groundhog Day, an event in which a Punxsutawney, PA-based groundhog (Punxsutawney Phil) predicts the fate of Americans by predicting a prolonged winter or early spring. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow upon […]

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Microscopic vs Macroscopic Disease — What is the Difference?

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This article is originally found on PetMD as Microscopic vs Macroscopic Disease — What is the Difference?  Now that the Cardiff has recovered from two surgeries to remove an intestinal tumor and multiple skin masses, it’s time move onto the topic of treating cancer that could still be lurking in his body.   Surgery to […]

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Dr. Patrick Covers Salmonella Risks for Pets and Humans on Talkin’ Pets

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Recently, I appeared on Talkin’ Pets with Jon Patch to discuss the risks that pathogenic bacteria like Salmonella pose to both pets and humans. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of Nylabone’s Puppy Starter Pack due to Salmonella health risk, which is a common reason pet foods and treats are recalled as […]

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