Cats and Dental Care in Cats

Feline dental care is perhaps the most overlooked and under-treated area in small animal medicine. Cats are affected by many of the same dental problems that affect dogs, including periodontal diseases, fractured teeth, and oral growths. Cats are also plagued with tooth resorption and inflammation. More than half of cats over three years old have tooth […]

Roundworms of Dogs and Puppies – Toxocara Canis and Toxascaris Leonina

In keeping with this week’s discussion of parasitism, this article addresses roundworms in dogs and puppies.  There are two species of roundworms affecting dogs and puppies: Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonina. Both are treated with the same medication protocol so when eggs are seen on a fecal flotation exam, it may not be necessary to determine which species […]