Echocardiography for Dogs & Cats

Echocardiography is the art of using ultrasound to view the structure and function of the heart in real time. Ultrasound is a highly informative, non-invasive and safe diagnostic test in both human and veterinary medicine. This technique uses high frequency sound waves emitted from a hand-held probe to produce an ultrasound beam. This ultrasound beam is reflected from the tissues in the chest and heart and returns to the ultrasound probe to construct an image…

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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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