Ear Infections in Dogs

Dogs seem to get ear infections with more frequency than expected and some dogs deal with almost ongoing ear infections. Compared to human ear infections, dogs have trouble at a much higher rate. There are a couple of reasons why: the shape of the ear canal and the common frequency of conditions leading to excess […]

Bronchitis in Dogs – Acute, chronic, infectious and non-infectious

Chronic bronchitis is usually a non-infectious, inflammatory condition affecting the lining (mucosa) of the large airways (the trachea and bronchi) that results in a cough on most days for more than two months.   In most cases, the specific cause of chronic bronchitis in dogs is not identified.  Chronic bronchitis is neither infectious nor contagious to other […]

Clostridium Difficile continued

C. Difficile Becoming More Common in the US – Continued Therapy Dogs Visiting healthcare facilities has been shown to be a risk factor for C. difficile shedding in dogs. However, it is unclear whether therapy pets that visit hospitals and nursing homes have an increased risk of developing C. difficile diarrhea. Healthy animals do NOT need to be tested […]

Clostridium Difficile Becoming More Common in North America

J. Scott Weese, DVM, DACVIM Date Published: 03/11/2014 What Is Clostridium difficile? Clostridium difficile is a species of bacteria that can be found in the intestinal tract of humans and many animal species, including pets, farm animals and wildlife. Clostridium difficile is an important cause of disease in people and animals. These bacteria do two very important things: […]

24/7 Emergency Care or Specialty Referral

Veterinary medicine lags behind human medicine by 15-20 years in terms of treatments, diagnostic tools, medications and specialists. Some pet owners aren’t aware that there are veterinary internists, cardiologists, radiologists, neurologists, surgeons, oncologists, behaviorists, criticalists and more. A good general practitioner is similar to a human GP (general practitioner) but to a certain extent, has […]