You Make The Diagnosis: Iguana With Swollen Jaws

Iguanas require a lot of special care to keep them healthy in captivity.  This iguana suffered from anorexia, lethargy and reluctance to move.  Examine the image carefully, before answering the following questions; Name the medical condition this iguana suffers from.  What causes it?    Diagnosis:  Metabolic Bone Disease Metabolic bone disease is a common disease of captive iguanas.  Lack of vitamin […]

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs

    As a veterinarian, I dread diagnosing hemangiosarcoma in my patients because there are no successful treatments for this aggressive cancer.  Hemangiosarcoma originates from blood vessels so it can occur anywhere in the body.  In dogs, I see it most commonly in the spleen, heart and skin.  German Shephards and Golden Retrievers are the breeds most affected by hemangiosarcoma.      Traditional treatment centers around […]

Salmonella Infection in Dogs and Cats

    Today CNBC reported that Nature’s Recipe announced a voluntary recall of their product, Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken due to possible salmonella contamination.  So far, there have been no cases of animal or human illness caused by this product.  Because of all the recent recalls, I thought it would be a good idea to […]