Canine Influenza Update: The H3N2 Canine Influenza virus has spread to Reno, Nevada. There is now 1 documented case in Grants Pass, Oregon of a dog that had been in Reno. Remember, if you are traveling to California or to the eastern states we recommend getting your dog vaccinated. To be protected against this virus your dog will need an initial shot, followed 2-4 weeks later by a booster. 1 week after the booster shot your dog will be protected for 1 year.
Many medications commonly found in household medicine cabinets can be used as temporary remedies for minor ailments in dogs and cats. Some, though, can produce serious, even fatal, side-
Studies on cat litter preferences published in “Veterinary Medicine” by Jacqueline C. Neilson, DVM, DACVB, could be helpful to you. The next time you find yourself in the pet section of your neighborhood grocery store. Remember that your cat is an unique individual and might not prefer the same litter that the test cats chose. The studies in this article were conducted on a variety of cats in a shelter environment.
Historically, the veterinary profession has focused on treatment of CCLD. However, recent reports on the heritability and genetics of CCLD in the Newfoundland [Wilke, 2005; Wilke, 2006; Wilke, 2009] have provided great interest in the prevention of CCLD. Most recently, a genetic test that identifies CCLD disease association in the Newfoundland and Labrador retriever has been discovered. A genetic test may be able to reduce disease incidence by applying selection pressure on breeding methods and help owners choose pets with a lower probability of developing disease.