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  1. Specialists in veterinary medicine

    Karen Tobias

    Veterinary Medicine also has specialists; in fact, there are over 25 specialty and subspecialty organizations within the American Veterinary Medical Association.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2005
  2. Epileptic seizures in dogs

    Karen Tobias

    Seizures are caused by a variety of conditions. When no cause can be found, it is called epilepsy.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2005
  3. Help! Help! She's going to whelp!

    Karen Tobias

    Most dogs whelp with relatively few problems. Of course, there will always be a few breeds that require cesarean sections because of their shape — bulldogs, for instance — and some dogs will require help the first time they deliver. If you arm yourself with a little knowledge and a few simple tools, though, whelping should be an exciting and relatively stress-free experience.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2005
  4. Flabador — has your pup become Porky Pig?

    Karen Tobias

    Obesity is a national health emergency in United States, not only in people but also in their pets. Around 25% of dogs that are examined at veterinary clinics are overweight. As with people, canine obesity can result in many serious health issues, including a shortened lifespan, poor immune function, reproductive and digestive problems, skin disease, and increased risk of developing certain types of cancer

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2004
  5. When it's not just old age

    Karen Tobias

    When dogs present with exercise intolerance, an airway or heart problem should be suspected. The veterinarian will listen to the dog's heart, feel his pulses, and evaluate lung sounds over all areas of the chest. Usually x-rays are taken to rule out infection or tumors within the lungs and to evaluate the size of the heart.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2004
  6. Oliver's Twist — a New Year's tale

    Karen Tobias

    gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV. GDV, or stomach torsion, usually occurs in large breed, deep-chested dogs.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2004
  7. It's still flea season!

    Karen Tobias

    The summer may be over for you, but fall is still a great time for fleas. Fleas are most abundant outside during warm humid or rainy weather. With indoor temperatures of 65°-80°F, they are perfectly content to set up house in your pet's bedding or in cracks and crevices nearby once temperatures drop off outdoors. And, although larvae need humidity of at least 50%, they may find this moisture within the pet's den or bedding, so even those of you in the drier parts of the country may still have problems with these pests.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2003