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When should my dog be spayed or neutered

The timing of neutering or spaying a dog used to be straight forward. Emerging data is suggesting that there are benefits to taking a more individualized approach to the age at which is this surgery is performed.

AAHA Senior Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

This paper provides a working framework for enhancing the well-being of senior pet dogs and cats. Approaches to screening the medical status of senior pets are described in detail, with particular emphasis on establishing baseline data in healthy animals, the testing of clinically ill animals, and assessing senior pets prior to anesthesia and surgery. The management of pain and distress and the application of hospice and palliative care are addressed. Advice on ways to approach euthanasia and dealing with end-of-life issues is also provided.

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is contraindicated in cats. In dogs, several early studies revealed a pain-modifying effect in orthopedic surgery, and pharmacokineti...

May 25, 2015

Rare heart surgery saves cat

The patient was small: a one-year-old female Burmese cat named Vanilla Bean. The diagnosis was big: a rare congenital heart defect found in childre...

September 10, 2015

Boston terrier receives pacemaker

The first canine patient to undergo pacemaker surgery did so in 1968, according to MSPCA-Angell, an international animal protection organization....

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