• Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Baclofen Intoxication, Vaccine Types and Advancements, and more

    30 days ago - By Dawg Business

    Baclofen Intoxication - A Dangerous Muscle Relaxant Dr. Christopher Byers/CriticalCare DVM
    Muscle relaxants, namely Methocarbamo l, are sometimes used in dogs for muscle relaxation with intervertebral disc disease or traumatic muscle strains. Jasmine's vet used it very judiciously; he didn't believe it provided much of a lasting benefit. I did have a prescription for Cookie after her iliopsoas injury.
    Baclofen is a human medication used as a skeletal muscle relaxant. It is commonly used for patients with MS, diseases of the spinal cord, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's chorea. When...
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  • Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Hematuria, Xylitol, and more

    Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Hematuria, Xylitol, and more

    30 days ago - By Dawg Business

    Hematuria in Dogs and Cats - When Your Pet Pees Blood Dr. Christopher Byers/CriticalCareDVM
    There is only one thing pee should have in it, and that is pee. Blood absolutely has no business being in urine. When there is any, there is a problem. You might be dealing with an infection, inflammation, trauma, immune-mediated disease, blood clotting abnormalities or even cancer.
    If you would like to understand what hematuria is and what it means, read Dr. Byers' comprehensive article.
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  • Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Flea and Tick Products Warning, Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment, and more

    Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Flea and Tick Products Warning, Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatment, and more

    30 days ago - By Dawg Business

    FDA Issues Warning about Flea and Tick Products Dr. Jean Dodds
    The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning on September 20, 2018 about the isoxazoline flea and tick products fluralaner for dogs and cats , afoxalaner for dogs , and saroloner for dogs. The recently introduced isoxazoline, lotilaner for dogs falls into this same class.
    Why is it that the only solution to blood-sucking parasites science can come up is to lace our dogs with more and more chemicals? I always hated that idea. I resist putting anything on my dog(s) tooth and nail. We did try Canine Advantix when we kept...
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