Vaccinating Your Own Pet – What You Should Know

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 … [Read more...]

Cat Nutritional Needs Are Different Than Dog Nutritional Needs

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 … [Read more...]

All About Puppies

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 … [Read more...]

GLUCOSAMINE and CHONDROITIN Supplements

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Slentrol (dirlotapide)… the First Drug for Obese Dogs

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 dog in … [Read more...]

Lick Granuloma Skin Lesions, Treatments and Management In Dogs

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 … [Read more...]

Dogs, Cats and Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus

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 … [Read more...]

All About Chronic Dermatitis in Dogs

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Ear Surgery In A Dog

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 … [Read more...]

SMALL BREEDS OF DOGS… A LOOK AT THEIR MEDICAL ISSUES

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 about to head for … [Read more...]

Orphaned Puppy and Kitten Care

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 … [Read more...]

Poisons Affecting Pets (Dogs and Cats) Are Displayed

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 Acids in humans, dogs and … [Read more...]

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

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 Acids in humans, dogs … [Read more...]

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

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 in humans, dogs and … [Read more...]

CUSHING'S DISEASE AFFECTS DOGS, CATS, and PEOPLE

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 … [Read more...]

Heartworm Disease In Dogs and Cats – Part 3 of 3

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 … [Read more...]

Heartworm Disease In Dogs and Cats – Part 2 of 3

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 … [Read more...]

Heartworm Disease In Dogs and Cats – Part 1 of 3

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

AN OVERVIEW AND EXPLANATION OF “PRESCRIPTION DIETS”

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 … [Read more...]

TONGUE TALK… All About The Dog's Tongue

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs, X-rays and Description

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

Diarrhea In The Dog and Cat and Its Causes

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

Antibiotic Use and Misuse In The Dog and Cat

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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]

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