Billinghurst Diet

The Billinghurst Diet advocates the feeding a raw bone-based diet. Why feed your pet a raw diet? All raw foods are abundant in enzymes. Cooking kills all enzymes and all commercial foods are cooked. Food enzymes are a major component of an animal”s anti-aging, anti-degeneration mechanism. Enzymes help to prevent […]

Mast cell tumors in dogs and cats

Very few tumors present in such a wide variety of clinical signs: they are indeed the great impostors! They can look like anything and behave differently depending on the histologic type, location and the extent of the disease. The following is a brief discussion about these tumors. Some highlights are […]

Lyme disease

Lyme Disease is spread to house pets, dogs, cats, and humans by a tiny tick called the “deer tick.” The disease is spreading at a rapid rate throughout the U.S.. Cases of the disease in humans have tripled in the past five years and its incidence in dogs may be […]

Understanding your pet’s bloodwork

Blood tests help determine causes of illness accurately, safely, and quickly and allow us to monitor the progress of medical treatments. This guide may help you understand your pet’s test results. Proper communication with YOUR veterinarian is essential regarding interpretation of lab results. Lab values are not given as laboratories […]

Bringing home a new kitten

Kitten Care and Feeding Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Your cat will give you years of joy and companionship; in return, you will provide your pet with the highest quality of life you can. Vaccinations and proper nutrition are essential for your cat’s health. Feline Vaccinations FVRCP […]

Chronic renal failure

General Comments and Information: (this is not specific to your pet but is for background information concerning possible problems or diagnoses being considered): by Atlantic Veterinary Internal Medicine Group Chronic renal failure (CRF) is, unfortunately, a leading cause of illness in dogs and cats. This disease can be due to […]

Insecticide uses

Fleas, ticks and mites are the major parasites that affect the skin and haircoat of dogs and cats. Radical changes have occurred in the veterinary usage of insecticides in the last 10 years. Prior to that time, regardless of the pest, in most cases, veterinarians were advocating an attack on […]

Caring for an iguana

The green (or common) iguana (Iguana iguana) is an arboreal (tree-living) and diurnal (daylight- active) lizard usually found at elevations below 3,000 feet in tropical and subtropical regions from northern Mexico to central South America. It is most often found in the vicinity of rivers and streams. Iguanas have short, […]

Iguana diseases

Iguanas are very difficult pets to properly maintain. Please be respectful of these considerations when acquiring these as pets. A thorough initial examination is the cornerstone of a health care program for the pet iguana. All newly acquired iguanas, regardless of age, should be thoroughly examined by a veterinarian as […]

Ice melts and rock salts

Pets may be exposed to ice melts that have been spilled, applied to sidewalks, or improperly stored. The most common clinical signs are vomiting. Other effects include diarrhea, salivation, depression, and loss of appetite, disorientation, increased thirst, seizures and even death. Before initiating treatment for ice melt products, it is […]