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Archive for February 2014

Lyme Disease in Your Pets

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Lyme disease is an ailment cause by a bacterium known as Borrelia burgdorfei, and is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Once inside the body, the bacterium spreads quickly through the blood stream and localizes within joints.

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New Treatment for Parvovirus Being Tested

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Parvovirus is a life threatening virus which attacks canine white blood cells and causes damage to the intestinal tract. If this virus is contracted at a young age, it can permanently damage the heart. It is highly contagious, because it can be transmitted by any person, animal, or object which has come into contact with…

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Glaucoma in Canines

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Glaucoma is an eye affliction which causes damage to the optic nerve. With this condition, fluid inside the eye is not able to properly drain, which thereby causes pressure to build up within the eye itself. Glaucoma produces no early symptoms or pain as a result of the increased pressure, and therefore, it is extremely…

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Criptosporidium Parvum

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A protozoan parasite known as Cryptosporidium parvum (C. parvum), one of the most common waterborne pathogens in the world, is the cause of a horrible gut infection called cryptosporidiosis. One of the things that makes this parasite so insidious is that it is one of the few that can be passed to animals from humans…

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