You are meant to stretch yourself in life. ― Sunday Adelaja
Friday, June 29, 2018
The medical term for enlarged heart in dogs is dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM.
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Broadhurst, Jacksonville Humane Society
FIV causes immune suppression and is very similar to HIV in humans, while feline leukemia causes immune suppression and cancer. Virus Transmission FIV is commonly transmitted through bites. The virus is most common in outdoor cats that fight with other felines.
FIV can also spread through sexual contact or from a mother cat to her kittens. Feline Leukemia is transmitted through bites, grooming, shared food, water bowls and litter boxes. Kittens can also contract the virus from their mothers during birth or through nursing. Neither of the viruses are transferable to people or dogs, but there is a chance the virus can spread among cats living in the same household.
Diagnosis The ELISA (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) test, also known as the “snap” test, is a blood test used to detect FIV and feline leukemia. Your veterinarian can test your cat for FIV or feline leukemia in his / her office. If your cat’s “snap” test is positive, laboratory tests can confirm the diagnosis. Laboratory tests are more expensive than “snap” tests, so they are most often used to confirm the results of a “snap” test. A cat does not develop antibodies for either virus right after exposure, so the viruses are not detectable right away. Feline leukemia is detectable four to 12 weeks after exposure. FIV is detectable two to four weeks after exposure.
Prevention To protect cats from the spread of FIV or feline leukemia, all cats should be tested for FIV and feline leukemia before being adopted or introduced into a new household. Cats should be retested 60 days after the first test to ensure the cat was not exposed to FIV or feline leukemia right before the first test. FIV-positive cats should be kept inside at all times. Because the virus can spread among housemates, FIV-infected cats should not live with non-FIV cats. These same recommendations are also true for feline leukemia positive cats. Your veterinarian can give your cat a vaccination to help protect against feline leukemia and FIV. These vaccines are only recommended for cats at risk of exposure to the viruses (such as cats living outside). Note that if your cat receives an FIV vaccine, your pet will test positive for the virus.
Monday, June 25, 2018
"Animals give me more pleasure through the viewfinder of a camera than they ever did in the crosshairs of a gunsight.
And after I’ve finished “shooting,” my unharmed victims are still around for others to enjoy.
I have developed a deep respect for animals.
I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated any more than those of humans."
American Film Actor
May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997
Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Saturday, June 9, 2018
With warmer weather
comes increased risk for pets
—from lawn care products
to certain blooms to open windows.
Here are the hazards to watch for.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
And knows no other joy
Of such a little Dog am I
Reminded by a Boy
Who gambols all the living Day
Without an earthly cause
Because he is a little Boy
I honestly suppose —
The Cat that in the Corner dwells
Her martial Day forgot
The Mouse but a Tradition now
Of her desireless Lot
Another class remind me
Who neither please nor play
But not to make a “bit of noise”
Beseech each little Boy —
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Most dogs owners will tell you their pets have an uncanny ability to sense when something is amiss. Dogs are believed to possess a "sixth sense" in detecting danger or an imminent event. Now, researchers at the Curie Institute in Paris, France, have found dogs, specifically German Shepherds, have the ability to sniff out breast cancer in women with 100 percent accuracy. These dogs were also able to predict migraines, UTI, and hypoglycemia. MORE