Glaucoma in Dogs

Maintenance of normal pressure within the eye depends on a delicate balance between production and escape of internal eye uid (aqueous humor). In glaucoma, the fluid drains too slowly or is completely blocked. As the fluid builds up, the pressure inside the eye rises to dangerous levels causing pain as well as retina and optic nerve damage. What Causes Glaucoma in Pets? Causes of aqueous humor blockage include: Inherited, born with an abnormal drainage…

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10 Common Diseases in Leopard Geckos

The leopard gecko, also known as Eublepharis macularius, is native to south central Asia from southern Afghanistan, throughout Pakistan and northwestern India. For more information about the husbandry and care of leopard geckos, go to: “Leopard Gecko History and Care Recommendations”. Leopard Geckos can be affected by a variety of conditions and below are the most common. Chronic malnutrition  Malnutriation is common in leopard geckos. Simply put, unsupplemented crickets and mealworms are…

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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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