Saturday, March 28, 2015

Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Wound Repair, Hidden Toxins and more

Wound Repair: How To Treat Your Dog Fight Wounds

Nobody wants their dog to get hurt. Nobody wants their dog get into a fight with another dog. But it happens. When it does, it's important to know what to do.

So what about those hidden potential toxins …

I chose this article because of one particular item listed. If your dog's stomach was upset, what would you do? Give some Pepto Bismol? Many people seem to do that. It might not be a good idea at all. Find out why.

Honey is Great For Wound Care... But Which Honey?

We all heard of using honey for wounds. When Cookie cut her paw pad, I specially ordered some Manuka Honey to try. And yes, it was recommended by one of the vets I was consulting on ideal treatment.

One study even showed that some of the honeys are effective even against resistant bacteria such as MRSA. But will any ol' honey do?

Diabetes Mellitus: Dogs

Did you know that there is evidence that diabetes mellitus in dogs, among other causes, can be auto-immune in origin? Would you know when to suspect your dog might have diabetes? Would you know what to do?

Are Wearable Tech Devices for Pets Worth It?

Every now and then I come across one of these things and get intrigued. Would you use it? I mean would you really use it?

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