Vaccinating Your Own Pet – What You Should Know

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Vaccinating Dogs And Cats If you choose to vaccinate your own dog or cat, there are a few things you should consider first. Remember…any animal could have an adverse reaction to any vaccine. The probability is … Read More

Cat Nutritional Needs Are Different Than Dog Nutritional Needs

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by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM Find Out How A Cat’s Nutritional Needs Are Different From A Dog’s Our wonderful life-supporting planet is home to a remarkably diverse and complex spectrum of living organisms. And although … Read More

All About Puppies

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Puppy Health Care Information – Written By Veterinarians By Dr. T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM Puppy vaccinations, diseases and health care are important topics for any new puppy owner. There’s lots to learn so let’s get … Read More

GLUCOSAMINE and CHONDROITIN Supplements

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What They Are and What They Do Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate supplements are fast becoming the most widely used supplements in dogs’ diets. The reason is this: Arthritis in dogs is one of the most common … Read More

ACL Repair In The Dog: An Inside Look At a Knee Surgery

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ACL Surgery and Information About Anterior Cruciate Surgery In The Dog ACL surgery in a dog is commonly done in veterinary practice. Surgical repair of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in a dog actually does … Read More

Slentrol (dirlotapide)… the First Drug for Obese Dogs

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PRESS RELEASE FDA Approves the First Drug for Obese Dogs The FDA announced the approval of Slentrol (dirlotapide), a prescription drug for the management of obesity in dogs. Slentrol is manufactured by Pfizer Inc., New York, … Read More

Choosing the Right Breed of Dog .. The Perfect Match? .. or Is It?

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How To Choose The Right Breed Of Dog For Your Lifestyle So…you’re going to get a dog, eh? You’ve been thinking about this for some time now and the moment is right. There’s room for a … Read More

Lick Granuloma Skin Lesions, Treatments and Management In Dogs

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Acral Lick Granuloma… A Dermatology Nightmare ac·ral adj. Of, relating to, or affecting peripheral parts, such as limbs, fingers, or ears The photos below are classic examples of an Acral Lick Granuloma (Lick Granuloma). Click on … Read More

Dogs, Cats and Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus

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DIABETES MELLITUS IN DOGS AND CATS Diabetes in the dog and cat and the treatment for diabetes mellitus are interesting and challenging topics. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a disorder where the body is unable to regulate … Read More

All About Chronic Dermatitis in Dogs

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THE CHALLENGE OF CHRONIC DERMATITIS IN DOGS by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM This article appeared in Dog World Magazine What you should know… Understanding that there are over 160 different skin disorders of dogs, some … Read More

Pet (Q) & (A) .. By Dr. Dunn (Responding To A Plea For Help)

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Guideline For Pet Owners In Similar Situations There is a page in ThePetCenter.com about GETTING A DIAGNOSIS that gives some good guidelines for pet owners in similar situations to one of our readers, as listed below. … Read More

Ear Surgery In A Dog

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EAR PROBLEMS IN DOGS at ThePetCenter.com Ear problems in dogs rank as the most frequent of all the “routine” health problems seen by veterinarians on a daily basis,. Not a day goes by in any animal … Read More

SMALL BREEDS OF DOGS… A LOOK AT THEIR MEDICAL ISSUES

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SMALL BREEDS OF DOGS… A LOOK AT THEIR MEDICAL ISSUES By Dr. T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM It was ten o’clock Sunday night so when the phone rang I knew it meant only one thing…I was … Read More

Orphaned Puppy and Kitten Care

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ORPHANED PUPPY AND KITTEN CARE by D.L. Smith-Reed, DVM Feeding a newborn orphaned puppy or kitten is a challenge but can be fun and rewarding. Here are some guidelines to follow when assisting orphaned puppies and … Read More

Poisons Affecting Pets (Dogs and Cats) Are Displayed

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PETS AND POISONS Please note! Information on this page may change without notice to ThePetCenter.com. Therefore ThePetCenter.com cautions you to update your own information regarding emergency numbers and contact personnel such as your veterinarian, local physician … Read More

Omega Fatty Acids and Your Dog and Cat (Part 3)

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All About Omega Fatty Acids In Human, Dog and Cats – Part 3 – The Long Version by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM This is PART 3 of 3 articles from ThePetCenter.com … All About Fatty … Read More

Omega Fatty Acids and Your Dog and Cat (Part 2)

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All About Omega Fatty Acids In Human, Dog and Cats – Part 2 – The Short Version by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM This is PART 2 of 3 articles from ThePetCenter.com … All About Fatty … Read More

Omega Fatty Acids and Your Dog and Cat (Part 1)

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All About Omega Fatty Acids In Human, Dog and Cats – Part 1 – The Definitions by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM This is PART 1 of 3 articles from ThePetCenter.com … All About Fatty Acids … Read More

CUSHING'S DISEASE AFFECTS DOGS, CATS, and PEOPLE

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CUSHING’S DISEASE AFFECTS DOGS, CATS, and PEOPLE By Joseph Hahn Information Specialist University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Note: From Dr. Dunn… This article is presented courtesy of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary … Read More

Heartworm Disease In Dogs and Cats – Part 3 of 3

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This is Part 3 of 3 of articles about Heartworm disease, originally posted at ThePetCenter.com by Diana Beam, DVM. Heartworm disease in dogs and cats: In many areas of North America, April is the time of … Read More

Heartworm Disease In Dogs and Cats – Part 2 of 3

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This is Part 2 of 3 of articles about Heartworm disease, originally posted at ThePetCenter.com by Diana Beam, DVM. Heartworm disease in dogs and cats: In many areas of North America, April is the time of … Read More

Heartworm Disease In Dogs and Cats – Part 1 of 3

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This is Part 1 of 3 of articles about Heartworm disease, originally posted at ThePetCenter.com by Diana Beam, DVM. Heartworm disease in dogs and cats: In many areas of North America, April is the time of … Read More

OBESITY IN CATS… and What To Do About An Overweight Cat

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Obesity In Cats, How To Get A Cat To Lose Weight… Explained In ThePetcenter.com Ever wonder what to do about your overweight cat? Obesity in cats is very common and can predispose the cat to diabetes, … Read More

AN OVERVIEW AND EXPLANATION OF “PRESCRIPTION DIETS”

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All About Prescription Diets and Therapeutic Diet Brands for Dogs and Cats In ThePetCenter.com Veterinarians discuss dietary issues with pet owners. Therapeutic diets play a major role in modern veterinary practice… learn more in this article … Read More

TONGUE TALK… All About The Dog's Tongue

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TONGUE TALK… All About The Dog’s Tongue Brought To You By ThePetCenter.com TONGUE TALK By T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM It’s a radiator, a water-lapper, a healer of wounds, a food conveyor, a register of tastes, … Read More

Cats and Avian Influenza (Flu)… The H5N1 Strain of Influenza In Cats

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Cats and Avian Influenza (Flu)… The H5N1 Strain of Influenza In Cats CATS AND AVIAN INFLUENZA (Avian Flu) From the Germinder & Associates, Inc. website concerning Cats and Avian Influenza… Read what Dr. James Richards, Director, … Read More

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs, X-rays and Description

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CANINE HIP DYSPLASIA (CHD) by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM HIP DYSPLASIA in dogs! With this report we’ll clear up some misconceptions, describe what CHD is, what effect the condition can have on the dog and … Read More

Pain Management In Dogs and Cats

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Pain Management In Dogs and Cats at ThePetCenter.com Managing Pain In Dogs This article by Dr. T. J. Dunn appeared in the February, 2002, issue of Dog World Magazine Pain is personal. Anyone who ever experienced … Read More

Normal Values For Dog and Cat Temperature, Blood Tests, Urine and other information

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Normal Values For Dog and Cat Temperature, Blood Tests, Urine and other information in ThePetCenter.com The normal temperature for a dog or cat is a question often asked of veterinarians. Normal values for dog and cat … Read More

What Is The Bone Composition and Nutritional Value of Feeding Raw Bones To Dogs?

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What Is The Bone Composition and Nutritional Value of Feeding Raw Bones To Dogs? The Nutritional Aspects of Bone Composition Raw bones have been a part of canines’ diets for as long as they have been … Read More

Diarrhea In The Dog and Cat and Its Causes

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DIARRHEA IN DOGS AND CATS by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM Director, ThePetCenter.com (Read this article …)

Antibiotic Use and Misuse In The Dog and Cat

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The Pharmacy PET MEDICATIONS…What are they for? Learn about what goes on in the animal hospital’s pharmacy. New medications are available on a continuing basis to help improve the safety and efficacy of veterinary medications. Pet … Read More

Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats: Too Many, Too Often?

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Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats: Too Many, Too Often? As time goes on, new recommendations will be made by the veterinary profession. Be sure to consult with your own veterinarian regarding this issue of vaccinations for … Read More

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