Marijuana Intoxication in Dogs and Cats

“As marijuana is being legalized in more states and its use is becoming more widespread where it’s not legal, we’re seeing more intoxications,” says MedVet Columbus criticalist Natashia Evans, BVSc, DACVECC. “When users compound the drug with a fatty solution like oil or butter, two things happen. The toxicity increases and the risk of pets getting into it increases too.” Evans says that a dog that has ingested a comparatively small amount of the compounded…

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Cheyletiellosis (Walking Dandruff) in Dogs and Cats

Cheyletiellosis is a skin disease that is caused by mites called Cheyletiella spp. (sometimes called ‘walking dandruff’). This mite is contracted from dogs, cats, rabbits or other animals that are infested with the mite. The mite lives in the superficial layers of the skin and on the surface of the skin. The mite adults, immature forms and eggs spend most of their time on the skin. They may survive for several days in the environment.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs and Cats

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), also known as diet or food responsive diarrhea, food intolerance or food allergy, antibiotic responsive diarrhea, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, protein losing enteropathy, and lymphangectasia, is a catch-all term used to describe a syndrome of chronic stomach and intestinal disorders as the result of inflammatory in the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa. More recently the term chronic enteropathy has been used.   Although the exact cause is poorly understood, many believe genetic factors, interactions…

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