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Diseases conditions of cats

Fractured Tooth in Cats

Fractured Tooth in Cats There are three layers to the tooth. The outside layer is a thin layer called the enamel. The second layer is under the enamel consists of a hard substance called dentin. The inside of the tooth is called the dental pulp, which is made up of arteries, veins, nerves and connective tissue.
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Diseases conditions of dogs

Chronic Ear Problems (Infections) in Dogs

Overview of Chronic Ear Infections in Dogs Otitis is an inflammation of the ear and it is one of the most frequent reasons for owners to seek a veterinarian's help for their dog. The prevalence of otitis externa, or inflammation of the external ear, in dogs has been reported to be between 10 to 20 percent although in more tropical climates it is probably closer to 30 to 40 percent.
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General

Caring for Your Iguana

Thinking of getting an iguana? Here's a starter list of the supplies you will need, courtesy of Colorado Reptile Rescue: A secure enclosure Basking bulb with a hooded light fixture to provide heat. It should shine on the spot where they hang out. UVB light (ZooMed Iguanalight 5.0) with fluorescent fixture Heat source (ceramic heat emitter or human heating pad or undertank heater) Substrate - the stuff on the floor: newspaper, old towels, Astroturf, indoor/outdoor carpet, etc.
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Pet care

Best Birds for Kids

You want to introduce a bird to your home but aren't sure what breed will fit best in your hurly-burly, kid-populated household. Finding the right breed for your home is not hard. The real trick is to teach your family the proper way to take care of the new family member. Make sure they know that birds are sensitive to rapid changes in temperature, air quality and diet.
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Keeping your dog healthy

Pet Food Recall: Updated Information for Veterinarians

Updated Information for Veterinarians on the Pet Food Recall As the dog food recall continues to develop, we want to keep veterinarians as current as possible. A comprehensive AVMA Pet Food Recall List is available at http://www.avma.org/aa/petfoodrecall/products.asp The AVMA Pet Food Recall List contains all recall information that has come to the attention of the AVMA, but it is not guaranteed to be complete.
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Diseases conditions of cats

Endoscopy in Cats

An endoscope is a long, flexible tube with a tiny camera at the tip, and within the tube is a channel that allows the passage of a variety of instruments, including snares and biopsy items. An endoscope is used in cats to help diagnose and treat a variety of gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders.
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