Category: General Health

Glyphosate and Your Companion Pets

Glyphosate and Your Companion Pets

Due to several recently won or pending civil lawsuits, many of us know of the herbicide glyphosate – commonly known as RoundUp™ and by other tradenames – as a potential cause of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Are there other diseases that have been linked to and might be connected to use of glyphosate? Yes; links have been…

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Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats

Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs and Cats

Atopic dermatitis in dogs and cats specifically refers to an environmental (inhalant or contact) or seasonal allergen that causes flare ups in companion pets that typically are genetically predisposed to this inflammatory response. Veterinarians and veterinary dermatologists concur on this definition. To clear up any confusion, however, human atopic dermatitis is commonly referred to as…

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Water Filtration Systems Choosing the Right One for Your Home

Water Filtration Systems: Choosing the Right One for Your Home

If you’ve been following our blogs these days, we have focused a lot on water. From that, you’ve learned that faucet-mounted water filters reduce lead and other metals from tap water if used correctly. Then, you discovered that reverse osmosis reduces nitrates and nitrites from a water supply. Finally, a study found that distilled water…

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Pets in the Classroom

Pets in the Classroom: 4 Reasons Why They Help Children Study

The involvement of pets in the classroom has become more and more popular lately. In fact, a study carried out by the Waltham Centre has recently found that “the inclusion of animals in a classroom setting can have an indirect effect on learning by directly affecting motivation, engagement, self-regulation and human social interaction.” Whether the…

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Acral Lick Granulomas in Dogs

Acral Lick Granulomas in Dogs

Acral lick granulomas – which are also known as acral lick dermatitis – are skin lesions that are typically found on a dog’s lower limb or flank and are caused by excessive licking. Acral lick granulomas are reddened, thickened, scarred and irritated skin. The constant licking causes the wound to become infected with bacteria. What’s…

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Hot Spots on Dogs

Hot Spots on Dogs

If you think your companion dog has a hot spot and look it up on the internet, you will be bombarded with three different terms: superficial pyoderma, acute moist dermatitis, or pyotraumatic dermatitis. Additional confusion may come about because your dog does not have a “hot spot” according to the veterinary world, but simply has…

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Water Filters, Lead and Pets

Water Filters, Lead and Your Companion Pets

Please help the residents and their companion animals of Newark, New Jersey afflicted by lead in their water; we encourage everyone to donate to the United Way of Essex and West Hudson. The organization says that an online gift will go 100% toward purchasing bottled water. The United Way of Genesee County continues to collect…

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