IMHA: When Your Pet’s Immune System Goes from Friend to Foe

When it comes to our immune system, it can either be our best friend or our worst enemy. When our pet’s immune system is healthy, it does an excellent job as the body’s defense system. When infections and diseases attempt to infect the body, the immune system’s job is to fight and prevent them from wreaking havoc. Sometimes, however, the immune system can get out of control and begin attacking things in the body that it shouldn’t. This is the case when it comes to the immune-mediated disease known as immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, also commonly known as IMHA. What is
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What is a Veterinary Specialist?

Both veterinary specialists and general practice veterinarians are doctors of veterinary medicine that have completed a four-year degree and passed the necessary national and state boards required for them to practice. If a veterinarian wishes to specialize in a specific field however, there are years of continued training beyond graduation from veterinary school. So what is a veterinary specialist, and what do they do exactly? What is a Veterinary Specialist? To become board-certified in a specialty, a veterinarian must complete a minimum of four years of veterinary college, a one-year internship or equivalent, and two to three years in a
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10 Tips For Diabetic Pet Owners

1) Diabetes Is Usually Manageable Dogs and cats with diabetes generally have a good quality of life when properly managed. It is extremely important for pet owners to maintain regularly scheduled visits with their veterinarian if their pet is a diabetic. 2) Never Change Your Pet’s Insulin Dose Without Approval From Their Prescribing Veterinarian There are a number of factors that help your veterinarian determine your pet’s dosage of insulin. Increasing or decreasing that dosage without their consent can have serious consequences. Always check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s medical routines. 3) Never Give Your
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