Overview of Canine Corneal Ulcerations Corneal ulceration is a common condition in dogs and is loss of the corneal epithelium (the outermost cells of the cornea) with exposure and possible loss of the underlying corneal collagen. Corneal epithelium is constantly being lost and replaced, and its health and thickness depend on a delicate balance between a dog's cell loss and regeneration.
Spinal Fractures in Cats Spinal fractures are breaks in the normal structure of a spinal bone as a result of trauma or other underlying pathology. Because the spinal cord runs within the spinal canal, which is made up of the spinal bones, a fracture of bone can have severe consequences for the nerve supply at the level of the fracture.
What is Cat Litter Furniture? Cat litter furniture is furniture that helps to hide your litter box. It can come in all sorts of styles such as furniture that looks like end tables, a bar cabinet or a planter! The cat litter furniture usually encloses the litterbox and many items can be quite stylish.
Overview of Canine Lymphedema Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich lymph fluid into tissue spaces caused by obstruction of flow in lymphatic vessels or through lymph nodes. It may be primary or secondary. Primary/congenital lymphedema is usually present at birth or by several months of age.
What keeps our wildlife rehabilitation centers so busy? Orphaned babies and more babies! Of course there are the adult birds and mammals needing care for their injuries, but spring and summer bring the largest parade of little ones. And with the help of all the volunteers and veterinarians who tirelessly care for the injured and the orphaned babies, these animals have a chance to recover and go back to the wild.
Summer is in full swing across the U.S., and the heat has come with it. If you have an outdoor cat, you know she likes her independence and, other than some basic tick and flea prevention, you might think she’s OK on her own during the summer. It is true that cats are pretty resilient, but summer provides dangers for all pets that she might not be prepared to handle.