Friendship Hospital for Animals News Archives

Nov 27

Why Do I Have to Use Heartworm Prevention in the Winter?

Why do I Have to Use Heartworm Prevention in the Winter? Our primary care team member, Dr. Boone, has responded: Heartworm disease is transmitted by the mosquito.  When a mosquito bites an infected animal, it transfers the microscopic organism (microfilaria) to the next animal that it bites.  According to the American Heartworm Society, heartworms have... Learn More

Oct 18

Home Dental Care

Home Dental Care The American Veterinary Dental Association recommends an anesthetized professional dental cleaning for your pet every 6-12 months, just as your dentist recommends for you!  This should start at 3 years old for cats and medium to large breed dogs, and at one year old for small breed dogs.  Home dental care is... Learn More

Oct 10

Why is My Pet Thirsty?

Why is My Pet Thirsty? Increases in your pet’s thirst and urination are significant observations and something you should definitely discuss with your pet’s primary care clinician. There are many potential causes for these clinical signs, which are most often referred to as PU/PD. This stands for polyuria and polydipsia. Common causes include things like... Learn More

Oct 04

Clinical Trial – Evaluate an Autologous Vaccine Plus Adoptive T-Cell Transfer in the Treatment of Dogs with and Hemangiosarcoma

A Funded Clinical Trial to Evaluate an Autologous Vaccine Plus Adoptive T-Cell Transfer in the Treatment of Dogs with and Hemangiosarcoma Trial Specifics: Animal Clinical Investigations is conducting a clinical trial in dogs with hemangiosarcoma, sponsored by Elias Animal Health, LLC.  ELIAS Cancer Immunotherapy (ECI™) is a personalized T cell-based treatment that triggers the patient’s... Learn More

Sep 22

What is Pyoderma?

What is Pyoderma? Pyoderma, a bacterial skin infection, is a common skin problem, but it is uncommon for pets to develop pyoderma without an underlying cause. It is important to remember that all animals live with organisms on our skin. When a problem, such as an allergy, affects the skin barrier and/or the immune system,... Learn More

Aug 22

Post Grooming Furunculosis

Post Grooming Furunculosis What is post-grooming furunculosis? Post-grooming furunculosis is a deep skin infection that occurs rather quickly, usually on the back of dogs (where grooming products are commonly placed). The infection is often due to an organism, particularly Pseudomonas aeruginosa, that is associated with water environments. Because of this association, most affected dogs have... Learn More

Aug 17

Clinical Study – Subclinical Bacteriuria in Dogs with CKD

Clinical Study – Subclinical Bacteriuria in Dogs with CKD Friendship Internal Medicine is now recruiting patients for a fully funded clinical study of “Subclinical Bacteriuria in Dogs with CKD.” How do you approach a positive urine culture in a dog without any clinical signs? Veterinary infectious disease experts have recommended that these dogs do not... Learn More

Aug 15

Check the Chip!

Check the Chip! National “Check the Chip Day” is here! Please remember to microchip your pet and do not forget to register their information and microchip number online!  Microchipping significantly increases the chance that your pet will be returned home if lost.  Today is the day to take the time and make sure that your... Learn More

Aug 09

Mighty Mittens Mara

Mighty Mittens Mara This little gal is Mittens. Don’t let her small size fool you, she’s quite the fighter. Mittens was recently adopted just shy of 6 weeks of age! Since she was so young, she had not yet been vaccinated and her immune system wasn’t fully developed. She began having diarrhea shortly after adoption.... Learn More

Jul 11

Why Do Young Animals Typically Have Parasites?

You Asked: Why Do Young Animals Typically Have Parasites? Friendship Hospital for Animals primary care doctor, Dr. Kimberly Schultz answered: Puppies can be born already infected with roundworms as the parasite can pass from the mother’s tissue across the placenta to the developing puppies. Puppies can acquire hookworms from infected mothers during nursing. In addition,... Learn More

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