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Holiday Hazards for your Pet

Chocolate: Keep candy bars, snack mixes, chocolate desserts and baking goods out of reach. With low doses of chocolate, only mild GI upset is seen but at cardiotoxic doses, more severe signs such as tachycardia, tachypnea, hyperthermia, cardiac arrhythmias, tremors, and seizures can develop. Grapes and Raisins: Grapes, raisins, and zante currants ingestion can result … Read moreHoliday Hazards for your Pet

Taurine Deficiency Induced Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Golden Retrievers

Taurine Deficiency Induced Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Golden Retrievers by Janet Olson, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) Source: biglickvet.com Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is becoming more prevalent in golden retrievers. Dr. Joshua Stern, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardiology) at UC Davis, starting seeing a pattern and recognized that many cases were due to dietary taurine deficiency in golden retrievers fed grain … Read moreTaurine Deficiency Induced Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Golden Retrievers

Providing Care Packages for Future Service Dogs

APEX’S DR. JODY KATZ PROVIDES CARE FOR FUTURE ASSISTANCE DOG, PRESENTS “HENRY SCHEIN CARES-CANINE COMPANIONS PUPPY RAISER CARE PACKAGE” TO VOLUNTEER PUPPY RAISERS Care Package Provides Products Essential for Caring for Future Service Dog During Its First 18 Months of Life MELVILLE, N.Y., April XX, 2016 – Henry Schein, Inc. and Canine Companions for Independence, … Read moreProviding Care Packages for Future Service Dogs