Dogs

[closeup of dog's nose/face]

These FAQs were last updated on August 31, 2021. The newest additions are at the top of the page and reflect the most recent updates. Are pets susceptible to emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants? Yes. The United…
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[a dog gets its teeth brushed]

Toothbrushing for Dogs and Cats

January 31, 2021

February is National Pet Dental Health Month “Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats over 3 years old,” says Dr. Mallory Kanwal, a veterinarian who is pursuing specialization in dentistry at…
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[cat with a toy]

Diabetic Dogs and Cats Needed for Microbiome Study

January 04, 2021

Eligible Animals Receive Free Insulin During the Study [row][column size=”6″] Veterinarians at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine are looking for dogs and cats that have been diagnosed with diabetes to investigate a…
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[dog in front of holiday decor]

Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards

November 15, 2020

Most Problems Can Be Prevented No one knows better than a veterinarian who staffs the emergency room that the holidays can be fraught with hazards for pets. Luckily, most of the dangers can easily be…
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[dog looking guilty]

GI Upset in Cats and Dogs

October 12, 2020

Consistent Diet May Help Prevent the Problem The two most common symptoms seen in a small animal general practice are vomiting and diarrhea, referred to as “GI [gastrointestinal] upset.” These symptoms can range from mild…
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[Dr. Catherine Foreman-Hesterberg adjusts horse's spine]

Chiropractic Adjustment for Animals

August 12, 2020

Most Effective for Biomechanical Conditions For centuries now, many cultures have practiced spinal manipulation in people as a therapy to complement traditional medicine. It’s unclear when this practice was first used for animals, but the…
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[Hannah Bailey after the procedure]

Minimally Invasive Procedure Fixes Puppy’s Problem

July 01, 2020

Treatment for Persistent Right Aortic Arch Hannah Bailey was sick. The six-month-old mixed-breed puppy couldn’t keep food down. She had lost weight. Her local veterinarian diagnosed an enlarged esophagus and suggested that her new owners…
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[Dr. Gene Pavlovsky, right, teaches how to do a physical exam of a dog]

Fat Cats and Heavy Hounds

June 14, 2020

The Problem of Overweight Pets By most estimates, well over half of all cats and dogs in the United States are overweight. Dr. Gene Pavlovsky, a small animal veterinarian at the University of Illinois Veterinary…
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[Dr. Caroline Tonozzi examines a dog in the ICU]

Marijuana and Pets Should Not Mix

January 10, 2020

Pet Poisoning Cases Get Higher In the first week that recreational use of the drug became legal in Illinois, the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital saw two cases of likely marijuana intoxication in pets….
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