Overview of Felbamate for Dogs Felbamate, also known as Felbatol®, is used for dogs to treat seizures. Felbamate is most often used with other drugs to control seizures. Seizure disorders or convulsions are the physical manifestations of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. Recurrent seizures are often classified as epilepsy.
Overview of Cisplatin for Dogs Cisplatin, also known as Platinol-AQ® or CDDP, is a drug used to treat malignant cancer in dogs. The drug, which contains platinum, affects the DNA of rapidly dividing cells but the exact mechanism of action is not clearly understood. Due to potential serious reactions, cisplatin should not be used in cats.
Overview of Cryptococcosis in Dogs Cryptococcosis is an infectious disease caused by the fungus Cryptococcosis neoformans . The disease affects human beings and animals and is contracted by inhaling infectious spores. The excrement of birds, especially pigeons, is the main environmental reservoir for the spores, although birds rarely become infected with this organism due to the higher body temperature, which does not allow the growth of the organism.
Our question this week was: Does my dog really need heartworm prevention? If your dog lives in an endemic area, the answer is yes. Heartworm disease is common in Ohio as wells as most states that experience warm weather. Canine heartworm disease is a serious parasitic disease caused by a long, thin worm that lives in the blood vessels and heart of infected dogs.
Overview of Kennel Cough in Dogs You might think your dog has something stuck in his throat. The cough associated with acute infectious tracheobronchitis, (ITB) or kennel cough, is a high-pitched, honk-like cough, sometimes followed by retching. Kennel cough is a highly contagious inflammation of the trachea (windpipe) and bronchial tree caused by a contagious virus (adenovirus, parainfluenza virus, canine distemper virus) or bacterium ( Bordetella bronchiseptica ).
Overview of Flea Infestation in Cats The flea is a common problem for cats as well as their owners. As if flea bites aren't bad enough, some pets are “flea allergic” and develop severe itching with even trivial infestations of fleas. This occurs because the animal becomes hypersensitive to the antigens in flea saliva.