“Is that really necessary?” “Does he really need that thing?” “But we will watch him!” Regarding e-collar use, I’ve heard it all. Although they may seem extreme and look ridiculous, e-collars play a very serious role in veterinary medicine. The purpose of the dreaded cone is to deter your pet from licking, biting, rubbing, or traumatizing a sensitive area. It may be applied post-operative so that a pet doesn’t get to their surgical site. It may even be applied to a pet with allergies or a hot spot to stop them from scratching at the area and causing more damage.
By EMMA LORD If you’re a cat owner, then you only want the best for your furry friend (even if they’re not always ~the most~ adept at reciprocating the feeling). There are plenty of things you do on a day-to-day basis to keep your cat safe, but some of the risks posed to cats are subtler than others. For instance, you may not have known that there is a very specific reason why salt lamps are bad for cats, and any cat owners should be very cautious before bringing them into a home where a cat is present. The
Every pet parent dreads “The Big C” for their fur babies. Cancer strikes fear in the hearts and minds of pet-owning families. As a board-certified critical care specialist, one of the most common cancers I diagnose and treat is called hemangiosarcoma. I wanted to dedicate some time explaining this cancer, as some encouraging news about a novel treatment was recently released. Happy reading! Hemangiosarcoma – What is it? Hemangiosarcoma is a cancer of endothelial cells, the cells that line blood vessels. We don’t currently know what causes some dogs to develop this cancer. Multiple studies have tried to shed more
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