A very interesting case came into my office recently, and alerted me to an issue that may be of note to cat owners in the area.
Definitely more than just “old age,” veterinarians are seeing equine Cushing’s disease, or Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) as it is also known, more frequently now that advances in veterinary medicine are allowing our equine friends to live longer lives.
In recent years, pain management has become a greater concern of pet owners as well as veterinarians. Even looking back 10 years, pain management was not a topic of conversation for veterinarians or pet owners. Today it’s a different story.
For the past several years, large pet-food manufactures have been promoting “grain-free” diets for dogs and cats. The manufactures state the claim that grain-free diets are healthier, and pets who suffer from obesity, skin issues and digestive ailments would benefit from the diet change.
LIBERTY, NY — The 26th annual Pet Bird Show, hosted by the Catskill Exotic Bird Club, will be held at the Liberty Firehouse on Sunday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is one of the longest-running exotic bird shows in the country.
MIDDLETOWN, NY — Pets Alive has recently established an endowment fund within the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan. It is a vehicle for immediate and planned gifts that will provide for the organization’s long-term sustainability and growth.
HAWLEY AND HONESDALE, PA — In late September, “Paint Your Pet” party fundraisers for the Dessin Animal Shelter will take place in Hawley and Honesdale. Pet portrait artist, painter and art instructor Jill Carletti will guide participants in painting their own pet portraits.
Lyme disease has continued to be a common diagnosis among dogs, cats, horses and humans in the first half of 2018. Lyme disease is an infection caused by the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium. The disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick and can affect many species. Currently, one out of five dogs are infected with the bacteria.
HONESDALE, PA — Billy’s New Hope Barn will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday, July 15 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. There will be barn tours to meet the animals, music with a local DJ, games and crafts for kids, yard sale, refreshments and a bake sale, an Eagles football team basket raffle and genuine pig paintings.
Heaves, also known as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), is a chronic respiratory disease of horses. It is similar to that of asthma in humans. Heaves is a common and serious condition that affects 15% of mature horses (typically over seven years of age).