What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Pets? Inflammatory bowel disease is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestine. In IBD, cells associated with inflammation like eosinophils, lymphocytes, neutrophils and plasmacytes invade the intestinal or stomach wall of pets. These four types of inflammation cells each cause one of four varieties of IBD.…Read More
Panosteitis, or hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD), is a bone disease that most often affects the legs of young dogs that are four to eighteen months old. Often referred to as ‘puppy growing pains’, panosteitis has been known to manifest in dogs as young as 2 months and as old as 5 years, although it’s not as…Read More
Dogs can develop a wide range of illnesses and ailments, and can often leave their owners feeling rather helpless – especially since it is often difficult to figure out what’s wrong with your dog. Sometimes the symptoms may be obvious, but others… not so much. When it comes to osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), the symptoms are…Read More
Lameness is one of the most common conditions found in horses. There are many ways a horse can “go lame,” with a variety of associated causes and symptoms. Fortunately, there are some easy treatment options to help soothe your horse’s pain, and overall, the prognosis will be positive. But first, you need to be able…Read More
Laminitis is a very serious condition that occurs in horses. It can occur severely and suddenly, or mildly and recurring, but either way, it is best if caught early and brought to the attention of your veterinarian. Taking action early gives your horse the best chance of recovery. If you suspect your horse might have…Read More
Laminitis is an extremely painful and potentially crippling disease affecting horses that can even be fatal. If the disease has progressed to the point that it would be inhumane to continue treatment, the horse will have to be euthanized. It does not always get this serious, and catching laminitis early can make sure things never…Read More
Has your horse been acting a little testy lately? Has he sidestepped out from under you as you’re trying to mount, snap at you when you’re currying him, or misbehaving in the arena? You better listen up because in some instances, your steed may not just be acting difficult; he could be telling you point-blank…Read More
Is your pet in pain? These articles can help your pet feel their best!