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Keeping Teeth Healthy

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February is Pet Dental Month. Oh, and it's also Pets Heart Health Month and Spay & Neuter month. Whew! But today, we're focusing on the Dental part.

If you're like me and you're seriously outnumbered (or outweighed) by your pets, you need some alternative solutions for dental care. I learned the hard way that my cats are much quicker on the draw with teeth and claws than I am with a toothbrush, so we moved in another direction - oral gels, treats, and innovative products that help whiten teeth and keep pets plaque-free.

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Fat Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritic Pets

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If you have a dog or cat in your life, you probably have a working knowledge of the many degenerative diseases that can cause severe pain, and even cripple your pets. You also know that treatment options are often limited to pain relief, NSAIDs, alternative medicine or surgery. What you may not know is that there is a new technology providing some very promising results.

It’s estimated that one in five dogs in the U.S. has chronic arthritis, and recently the Winn Feline Foundation released a report about the high frequency of osteoarthritis in cats. But there is hope on the horizon with a promising new treatment option that does not rely on daily medications or extensive therapy. It is Fat Stem Cell Therapy and it’s a unique option available from Vet-Stem.

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Hypothyroidism

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Dear Dr. Florez, I have a large, 65lb. mixed breed dog that has been put on Soloxine for regulation of his thyroid. I was just wondering if there are any long-term side effects from using this drug and what exactly I should be on alert for in the line of complications. He also has some severe skin discoloration on his abdomen (dark patches)...could this be a side effect or is this something else I should be worried about? - Jennifer Allen, AZ

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Pain Management Goes to Dogs

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According to Science Daily, people who recover with their pets require less pain medication than those who face recovery without pets. "Evidence suggests that animal-assisted therapy (AAT) can have a positive effect on a patient's psychosocial, emotional and physical well being," said Julia Havey, RN, study presenter and senior systems analyst, Department of Medical Center Information Systems, Loyola University Health System (LUHS). Adults who use pet therapy while recovering from total joint-replacement surgery require 50 percent less pain medication than those who do not.

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Perfect Diet

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Dear Dr. Florez, I have always fed Purina Brand dog food to my dog. But, with the new diets coming out (raw diet, etc.) I am a little confused as to which one might be best for her. Do you have any suggestions on the best type of food for my dog? Thanks,
Meggin Portenier

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