Our dogs, cats, and other pets can get cancer just like humans. And, like humans, there can be different causes of cancer in animals. The Merck Veterinary Manual has outlined the most common causes of cancer in pets, and what you can do to help lower the risk. Genetics Some animals have an increased risk … Continue reading Common Causes of Cancer in Pets
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) is a highly contagious and often fatal disease that is spreading among wild rabbits in the southwestern United States. This disease was first identified in China in 1984 and has since spread across the globe. RHDV is not known to affect humans, but are your pet rabbits at risk? Both … Continue reading Are Pet Rabbits at Risk for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease?
The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has updated their testing and management guidelines for the feline retroviruses FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) and FeLV (feline leukemia virus). These two potentially life-threatening illnesses can be managed with proper owner education, testing, and vaccinations. As the AAFP notes in an article on phys.org: "Education and early testing … Continue reading Updated Veterinary Guidelines for Cat Health: FIV and FeLV
The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) is a UK charity that runs hospitals which provide free and low-cost veterinary care. Each year they produce a report on animal well-being known as the PAW Report. The latest PAW Report (click HERE for the full text) has been getting a lot of attention because it has … Continue reading New UK Animal Welfare Report Shows Sharp Decline in Pet Vaccinations