Pet Health

Pet Health

The bird is the word: hazards of dogs eating birdseed

This week’s question comes from a policyholder whose outgoing dog loves to eat birdseed.
Pet Health

Caring for your dog’s incision after surgery

Here's what you can expect, what’s probably normal and what’s not normal after your pet has surgery.
Pet Health

Immunodeficiency disease in Weimaraners

Weimaraners with immunodeficiency disease have one or more defects in their immune system, making them more susceptible to infections.
Pet Health

Lighten up: Slentrol for pets

Slentrol works by tricking the brain into feeling full after a smaller than “normal” meal.
Pet Health

Working dog breeds are more prone to health issues

Recognized for their intelligence and power, working dog breeds are also more prone to certain injuries and illnesses than dogs from other groups
Pet Health

Histiocytic sarcoma in dogs

Malignant histiocytosis is the result of the uncontrolled proliferation of histiocytes.
Pet Health

5-fluorouracil toxicity in pets

The FDA has issued a statement warning pet owners about the use of the prescription medication 5-fluorouracil (5-FU).
Pet Health

Opioid epidemic puts police dogs in danger

Death by narcotics is rare for police dogs, but the recent surge in opioid arrests has increased the risks and numbers of K-9s affected.