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A New Therapy for Bone Cancer in Dogs: Oncolytic Treatment of Canine Osteosarcoma

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Bone cancer in dogs (canine osteosarcoma) results in aggressive development of tumours on the canine skeleton, particularly below the knee or elbow. The rapid spread (metastasis) of the cancer means that even amputation of the affected limb may not be enough to prevent further development of the cancer. With the right treatment and care, around 25% of affected dogs will …

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A New Treatment for Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy: Pexion

pexion canine epilepsy

We recently wrote about canine idiopathic epilepsy, a form of epilepsy where the cause remains unknown. Today we are looking at a new treatment; Pexion. The severity of epilepsy can vary greatly between individual sufferers. Some dogs may experience a single, isolated seizure, whilst other can experience multiple seizures every week. Recently Boehringer Ingelheim has announced their latest product for the treatment of canine …

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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus and Diarrhoea: Probiotic Treatment

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Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is thought to affect over 11% of the cat population worldwide. It is closely related to the Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Whilst the virus is not typically lethal, it can result in a higher occurrence of infections and degenerative conditions that can be stressful and uncomfortable for the infected cat. Many cats afflicted with FIV suffer from intestinal …

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Canine Herpesvirus: How Canine Herpesvirus Affects Pregnancy

newborn puppies canine herpesvirus

Canine herpesvirus (CHV) is a widespread viral infection, similar to the herpes virus found in other mammals such as ourselves. Canine herpesvirus has an extremely high prevalence (particularly in Europe), with rough estimates putting the total number of infected dogs anywhere between 40-90%! The virus lies dormant in the nerve cells of an infected dog for the majority of its …

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Canine Epilepsy and the Causes of Canine Seizures

canine epilepsy and seizures

There are many causes of canine seizures, and fortunately for some dogs, those seizures are isolated incidents. For many dogs however, the incidence of a seizure may not be isolated. When this is the case, it may be that the dog is suffering from canine epilepsy. Note that epilepsy and seizure are not synonyms. Epilepsy is a cause of seizures …

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Canine Urinary Tract Infections: Symptoms and Treatment

canine urinary tract infections

Canine urinary tract infections (UTIs), also know as bladder infections or cystitis, are a type of bacterial infection that can be caused by a number of different bacteria. They occur when bacteria enter the urinary tract and are able to colonise a section of the tract. Canine urinary tract infections can be uncomfortable or even painful for the patient. Urination …

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What You Need to Know About Seasonal Canine Illness

seasonal canine illness

Over the past few years, awareness of seasonal canine illness has been steadily increasing. This mysterious illness strikes around autumn time and seems to affect dogs who have been walked in woodland areas. In the autumn of 2009, numerous reports of dogs becoming ill after having been walked through the countryside (particularly woodland areas) were received. Each year since, reports …

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Essential Fatty Acids: Can Omega Fish Oils Improve Canine Osteoarthritis?

We’ve touched on looking after our pet’s joints before, we looked at how the most common type of joint supplement (glucosamine and chondroitin) can have beneficial effects towards osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative joint disease. New research is now looking in to the possibilities of other supplements to aid the joint health of our beloved pets, and this time around, …

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