My Dog Bit Me. Do I Need to Get a Tetanus Booster?

My Dog Bit Me. Do I Need to Get a Tetanus Booster?

Tetanus comes from bacterial infection caused by a bacterium called Clostridium tetani. C tetani lives in the soil. This bacterium produces a toxin that causes the typical signs of tetanus when the environment is right. C tetani enters the body through a break in the...
The Origin of Current Omega Fatty Acid Standards in Pet Food

The Origin of Current Omega Fatty Acid Standards in Pet Food

In 2015, AAFCO approved specific fatty acids ratios for pet foods. Omega fatty acids are used by the body to reduce inflammation and are building blocks for many biochemical pathways. Some of these fatty acids are essential, meaning the body cannot make its own. Diet...
Are Low Dose Steroids Safe?

Are Low Dose Steroids Safe?

One method of treating an out of balance immune system is to give low-dose steroids. Steroids at the lowest dose to maintain clinical signs is the definition of low dose. Sometimes, this means every other day. Sometimes this means fraction of a tablet. But is this...
Do You Know Your Local Rabies Laws?

Do You Know Your Local Rabies Laws?

It is generally accepted in most states that young puppies and kittens need to be vaccinated by four months of age against the rabies virus. One year later, these animals can receive a booster good for three years. In the eyes of the law, animals who have been...

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