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2011-08-12 00:00:02

Cynthia Otto, DVM of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, to host the 2011 Penn Vet Working Dog Conference, marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11 Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Heroic, brave, hardworking and courageous are common words we use to describe those who help us, such as military soldiers, policemen and rescue teams. However, most people tend to forget about the canine companions that accompany our human heroes during rescue missions. Working dogs assist human efforts during...

2011-07-07 00:00:30

Manassas company, Scrubs for Pets Innovative Pet Supplies, has developed a new line of post-surgical garments that promises to do away with the cumbersome and uncomfortable neck cone that pets normally wear after surgery or an injury. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Manassas company, Scrubs for Pets Innovative Pet Supplies, has developed a new line of post-surgical garments that promises to do away with the cumbersome and uncomfortable neck cone that pets normally wear after surgery or...

2011-07-01 15:41:00

OMAHA, Neb., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fighting fleas and ticks during the summer is no fun. Unless it can lead to winning the all-new 2012 Volkswagen® Beetle®, that is. From July 1 to September 30, 2011, Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. is sponsoring the Big Pest Knockdown Sweepstakes as a way to promote FIPROGUARD(TM), its newest flea and tick product. While pet owners are giving the one-two punch to fleas and ticks with FIPROGUARD, the generic...

2011-06-10 00:00:27

Carter and Mason Osborne have a lot in common. Not only are they brothers who love to laugh, they also share one unique characteristic; they were born with forms of cleft lip and palate. Fortunately, the Osborne's have a team of nationally-recognized experts in the Cleft Lip and Palate Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital to help with their sons' overall treatment and care. While the odds of having a child born with cleft lip and palate are 1 in 700, the odds increase significantly for...

2011-06-07 00:00:30

Motion sickness affects 1 in 6 dogs; Pfizer Animal Health urges owners to consult veterinarians for solutions on how to manage the condition. Madison, NJ (PRWEB) June 06, 2011 With the summer travel season in full swing, many dog owners now face a dilemma about traveling: canine motion sickness. More than one in six dogs in the United States suffer from vomiting caused by motion sickness, leading many families to curb travel plans or leave the family dog behind. Indeed, 82 percent of dog...

2011-05-04 00:00:02

In March 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened its warning against the anti-consulant drug, Topamax, because new data suggests an increased risk of birth defects such as cleft palate or cleft lip. O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath is accepting clients from across the United States who may have suffered a dangerous side effect due to Topamax. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently...

2011-04-22 12:37:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. today announced their EPA-approved generic equivalents to Frontline Plus®, FiproGuard(TM) Plus and Pronyl OTC(TM) Plus. These products bring in a new era of affordable, convenient generic versions of one of the best-selling flea and tick topical treatments available to consumers. Now, however, consumers are able to purchase the generic equivalents at a lower price than the brand-name products....

2011-04-11 21:37:53

The use of corticosteroids during pregnancy does not appear to be associated with an increased risk of orofacial clefts in infants, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101063.pdf. Many previous studies have shown associated risks with use of oral corticosteroids, although they were small studies. Corticosteroids are used for asthma, allergies, eczema and psoriasis, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Use of...

2011-02-15 16:43:00

AVMA Video Teaches Owners How to Care for Their Pet's Teeth SCHAUMBURG, Ill. Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every pet - from a pampered show pooch to the family cat - needs and deserves clean teeth. Good dental health, after all, is one of the most important indicators of a pet's overall health. February is Pet Dental Health Month, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is offering pet owners valuable tips on the importance of dental health and how to brush and...


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Dog Tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The dog tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosus), also known as the hyper tapeworm or the hydatid worm, is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species can reach an average length between .07 and .2 inches and its body is comprised of three segments, called proglottids, if it has not been damaged. These segments are known as gravid proglottids, mature proglottid, and immature proglottids. As is common to most tapeworm species, the adult dog tapeworm has four suckers on its head, or...

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2011-01-05 15:57:49

Canine parvovirus type 2 is a virus affecting dogs. It is highly contagious and spread from dog to dog through direct or indirect contact with feces. It can be highly dangerous for puppies that don't have maternal antibodies. It can present in cardiac or intestinal form. Vomiting and dysentery are common signs of the intestinal form while respiratory and cardiovascular failure are signs of the cardiac form. Vaccines can prevent infection but when not treated mortality can reach 91%. People...

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2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

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Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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