Paws & Claws Corner
These are published newsletter articles from the Tuskegee School of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health.
As a puppy or kitten grows up they need to be examined for any teeth abnormalities as early as possible just like children since the temporary teeth are replaced fairly quickly. Many problems these pets encounter are at times misunderstood, unnoticed, overlooked or disregarded due to the rapid developmentRead More..
The healthy life of your pet is a road to your wealthy life. As young children go through wellness visits with their pediatricians the puppies need to visit their veterinarians for their wellness visits. These visits will ensure a healthy long life for your pet.Read More..
Indoor or outdoor plants can be poisonous by virtue of potential toxins present in them. Prescription and non-prescription medications can be a source of toxin if accidentally consumed by the animal. House hold cleaning solutions, antifreeze, rat or mouse baits, pesticides, herbicides, lead-based paints and potpourries can be toxic.Read More..
Bruises can be caused by a mild blunt trauma, a bleeding disorder or a tumor. Most commonly they appear as red marks on the skin along with swelling that can be blood filled (hematoma) or serum filled under the skin. For this type of injury apply cold compresses 4-5 times a day with a 15 minute duration for several days. If the swelling is not going down or new areas of bruising appear contact your local veterinarian.Read More..
Endocrine disease is generally seen in cats 10 years old and older with no sex predilection. This disease occurs due to excessive circulating concentrations of thyroid hormones, namely Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). The disease is most commonly caused by to a functional adenomatous hyperplasia (adenomas) involving one or both thyroid lobes.Read More..