disease

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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Human Foods That Make Great Pet Treats

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This article originally appeared on my blog for Flexcin International, Inc. Considering the recent contaminated dog treat health scare, pet owners should focus on providing healthy, non-toxic treats. There are many human foods that can be fed to our companions providing nutrition that is free of poor quality ingredients and potential toxins found that are found in most pet […]

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Summertime Tips to Keep Your Pet Disease Free

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This article originally appeared on my blog for Flexcin International, Inc. With proper planning and common sense, your pet can stay free from infectious organisms regardless of season or climate. Here are my top tips for pet disease prevention: Talk to your veterinarian about the regional and seasonal infectious diseases that could affect your pet. […]

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Clinical Signs, Infectious Diseases, and Natural Treatment Options for Fleas

Some Dogs Prefer to Be Scratched Instead of Scratching Themselves

This article originally appeared on Dr Mahaney’sThe Daily Vet column on petMD. Fleas are a subject of much disdain for people and pets alike. No pet owner wants to see their beloved Fido or Fluffy subjected to the blood sucking physiologic needs of the flea. Preventing flea infestation takes a consistent effort on behalf of the […]

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Felines and Ferrets Show Positive Confirmations of H1N1 Influenza Virus in March 2011

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The clinical evidence that H1N1 influenza virus infects both people and animals should make all pet owners take notice. Recently, I published Reemergence of H1N1 Influenza Virus in Wisconsin Cats Raises Important Public Health Concerns after human caretakers spread their illness to household feline friends. Influenza viruses have proven capable of transmitting between organisms via […]

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