Articles with infections

How Obscure Is Babesiosis Really? Mika’s Story

How Obscure Is Babesiosis Really? Mika’s Story

When I was writing about Ted’s Babesiosis, I kept wondering how obscure this tick-borne disease really is. Mika was treated right around the corner, at a specialty hospital we used to go to. Mika is a 6-year-old Great Dane. Beautiful, lovable, energetic. She was adopted from the US several years ago and only brought her family love and joy. She ended up…

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Babesiosis in a Dog: Ted’s Story

Babesiosis in a Dog: Ted’s Story

Babesiosis is a tick-borne infection. It is not a bacteria, however, it is a protozoal parasite. This parasite invades red blood cells resulting in anemia. Your dog can contract this disease from multiple species of ticks. Ted is a happy, active, bright and alert Beagle. He’s always been well taken care of, vaccinated and on a flea/tick preventive. With his…

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Canine Valley Fever Vaccine: Veterinary Highlights

Canine Valley Fever Vaccine: Veterinary Highlights

Vaccinating can save lives, or it can hurt your dog. How do you know which is the case? When evaluating the need for vaccinating, you need to consider the disease, how deadly or damaging it would or would not be, whether there is a successful treatment, and what might be your dog’s potential exposure. This particularly applies to what is…

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Canine Fecal Transplants: Fecal Transplant Saves A Puppy Dying from Parvo: Felix’s Story

Canine Fecal Transplants: Fecal Transplant Saves A Puppy Dying from Parvo: Felix’s Story

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FTM) treatment is a potentially game-changing addition to traditional supportive treatment for parvo. There is some emerging evidence that this treatment can make a world of difference in the chance of survival for infected puppies. Felix, a sweet Yellow Lab puppy, fell ill shortly after his parents brought him home from a breeder. He was diagnosed with…

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