A Vet’s View: What’s an immunostimulant?

The immune system functions to combat foreign invaders in the body through two basic pathways, cellular immunity and humoral immunity. Humoral immunity is the part most people have heard about, where circulating antibodies serve to neutralize invading pathogens (a pathogen is a disease-producing agent like a virus or bacterium).

The other side is cellular immunity, […]

5 tips to keep your pets safe this Halloween

While my dogs might say the biggest Halloween hazard they face is the embarrassment of another costume, the truth is that our favorite fright night is filled with potential danger for pets. Here are 5 tips to follow so your furry friends have a safe and happy Halloween.

Beware of xylitol. The obvious concern is […]

National Animal Safety and Protection Month: Tips to keep you and your animals safe

While many people are gearing up for Halloween this time of year, October is also known as National Animal Safety and Protection Month and is a time when veterinarians and others who work with or around animals take time to raise awareness about animal safety.

On the companion animal side, for example, one expert suggests […]

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in dogs

The underappreciated pancreas is perhaps one of the most important organs in the body as its production of hormones and digestive enzymes are critical to survival. However, damage to the pancreas can now be treated to allow dogs to live full, healthy lives.

The pancreas has both endocrine and exocrine functions. The endocrine functions are […]

American Pharoah is one race away from joining busy brothers on the stud farm

In its 31st year, this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Classic will showcase some of the best thoroughbred race horses, including Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. Competing in the final race of his career, if he can deliver one last time he would become the first horse to win the so-called Grand Slam: the Triple Crown plus […]