Educational Articles

  • Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used to prevent the symptoms of allergies. This medication may also be used for its sedative effect to calm an animal and prevent itching associated with an allergic response. This medication may be used for other conditions as determined by your veterinarian.

  • Sometimes called the “blue print of life”, DNA is a complex protein that carries the genetic code of an organism. All common forms of life, such as viruses, bacteria, plants, and animals carry a complete copy of their own DNA in each of their cells.

  • Cat lovers consider sweet, soulful, kitty eyes gazing at them to be heartwarming. Those feline glances can melt some human hearts. But after the loss of a feline, canine, or human companion, could those mournful eyes indicate that the cat is actually mourning?

  • How cats see color is a long-standing topic of research and the results are pretty amazing. While cats can’t appreciate all the colors that humans do, their world is not entirely black and white. In fact, cats live in a pretty colorful world.

  • Root canal therapy is a treatment which involves removing infected contents from the center of the tooth, sterilizing the canal, and replacing the removed material with dental material which provides antibiotic action. The tooth is then restored to function.

  • Dorzolamide is used in the eye to decrease the pressure caused by primary glaucoma. If glaucoma is diagnosed in one eye, this medication may be used in the other eye (good eye) to prevent glaucoma from developing. Dorzolamide is also used in secondary glaucoma because it has no effect on pupil size.

  • Doxycycline is a semi-synthetic tetracycline antibiotic used to treat infections. This medication has been prescribed for your pet to treat a bacterial infection.

  • While feeding cats does not need to be a mysterious process, it is easy to be overwhelmed with choices. While your veterinarian is the best source for a specific recommendation for a nutrient profile that best fits your cat’s needs, there are advantages and disadvantages of the various formulations that are available.

  • Even though e-cigarettes may be safer for humans than using traditional tobacco products, they are certainly not safe for pets. The nicotine associated with e-cigarettes, even without the tobacco, poses a serious health threat for dogs and cats.

  • Antibiotic ear drops are generally used to treat a bacterial ear infection, also known as bacterial otitis externa. Topical preparations are available as single medications or as combinations; common antibiotic preparations include neomycin, gentamicin, polymyxin B, enrofloxacin and silver sulfadiazine. These medications may also be combined with antifungal agents and/or corticosteroids.