I can't tell you how many times the issue of euthanasia comes up when I tell people what I do for a living. Most of the time they say something like “I couldn't do that-I couldn't bear to put an animal to sleep. That must be the hardest part of your job.” How do vets feel about it? Before I go any further, let me introduce myself for those of you that don't know me.
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Diabetes mellitus - commonly known as sugar diabetes or “sugar” - is one of the most frequent and important medical disorders of humans. Surprisingly, it is also a common illness of dogs. Among the main symptoms of diabetes in both people and dogs is thirst and increased water consumption. Diabetes is a disease that leads to chronic elevation of the blood glucose or sugar.
Fractured Tooth in Cats There are three layers to the tooth. The outside layer is a thin layer called the enamel. The second layer is under the enamel consists of a hard substance called dentin. The inside of the tooth is called the dental pulp, which is made up of arteries, veins, nerves and connective tissue.
I George Doyle & Ciaran Griffin/Stockbyte/Getty ImagesThe endearing snoring and snorting that bulldogs are known for is caused by the unique shape of their skull, which is brachycephalic, or short-headed from front to back. This short-nosed face coupled with loose, wrinkled skin that creates deep jowls is also the cause of another trait that is not quite so endearing -- a steady stream of drool.
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I fish image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.comGuppies don’t require a lot of care, but they do need a few things, such as a clean home, adequate space and enough food to eat. Give your guppies a good place to live and the right diet, and you can enjoy these colorful little fish for years.AdultsFeed your adult guppies a small amount of food one, two or three times a day.
I Miss Nina image by Troy Hostetler from Fotolia.comCattle dogs, also known as Australian cattle dogs, are a lively, intelligent breed originally developed to drive cattle hundreds of miles through the Australian outback. While they may be accustomed to roaming spaces, they make excellent city dwellers in the hands of a dedicated owner.
Before the days of effective vaccines, cats routinely fell victim to a grim menu of diseases. Millions of cats died from panleukopenia (“feline distemper”), feline leukemia, complications from upper respiratory infections (herpesvirus, calicivirus) and other infections. Current vaccination programs also protect our cats (and us) from the threat of rabies.
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