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Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM

Updated Articles and Resources

By Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Furry Fundraising - how to raise funds for pet and vet care bills Created: Monday, October 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The economy is depressing, no doubt about it. But there are good things happening, too. People have pulled together to increase awareness and funds for shelters, rescues and animals everywhere. Thi...
    • How to Feed a Cat with Diabetes Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Cats with diabetes mellitus require a strictly controlled diet. Find out what, when and how to feed a cat with diabetes." itemprop="description">>
    • Diagnosing Seizures and Epilepsy in Dogs and Cats Created: Thursday, February 24, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Seizures are a common problem in both dogs and cats. Learn how veterinarians diagnose the cause of canine and feline seizures and/or epilepsy." itemprop="description" Monday, December 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Cats should be tested for feline AIDS (feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV) routinely. Cats that are positive for the feline AIDS virus need special care.
    • Potassium Bromide (KBr) for Treating Seizures in Dogs and Cats Created: Monday, March 21, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Learn about how potassium bromide is used in canine and feline epilepsy, its advantages and disadvantages and potential side effects." itemprop="description">"description" Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Hot pavement and metal surfaces are hard for dogs to avoid in summer. Learn how to recognize symptoms of burned pads and follow tips to minimize risk.
    • Swollen paw: call the vet or wait and see? Created: Friday, April 22, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Soft tissue swelling in an animal's paw may mean a few things: insect bite or sting, infection and abscession, or blunt tissue damage. First question to ask: is the paw painful? Learn more in this FAQ.
    • Can My Family Become Infested with Lice From Our Pet? Created: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Often, the family pet gets blamed for the spread of lice to the family. How much of a threat is my dog or cat in regards to spreading lice?
    • Treatment and Prognosis of Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs Created: Monday, May 02, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart disease that affects large breed dogs most often. Learn about treatment options and prognosis.
    • Causes of Ear Infections in Cats Created: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Ear infections in cats are common. Though ear mites are the most common cause of infections, there are many other potential causes.
    • Canine and Feline Flea Allergy Treatment Created: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Flea allergies in dogs and cats are common causes of skin disease. Treatment of flea allergies in dogs and cats requires controlling the flea infestation.
    • Vaccine Doses - why is it "one size fits all"? Created: Saturday, January 30, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      This is a great question and explains why vaccines are different than injectable drugs or oral medications that are typically dosed by weight.
    • Why does my pet itch? Created: Friday, April 15, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Pruritis, or itchiness, is a very common problem in veterinary medicine. What causes itchy skin in your pets, and what can be done about it?
    • Yard and Garden Pet Poisons Created: Friday, May 07, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Familiarizing yourself with common yard and garden hazards and taking some preventative measures now can help you to keep your pets safe all summer long.
    • Easter and Springtime Hazards for Dogs and Cats Created: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Ah, spring. It is nice to have a little color after a long winter. Easter and springtime decorations (and edibles) liven the scenery, but also pose a potential hazard to pets. Who knew that plastic Easter grass could be dangerous? Spring is a great time to take an inventory of potential pet hazards. It's better than the alternative of spending time at the veterinary hospital. Here is are a few Quick Tips on what to watch for this spring.
    • How To Soothe A Hot Spot - Some Quick Tips Created: Thursday, April 28, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Provide relief to your pet if you are unable to get to a veterinarian right away and he has a hot spot. Several home remedies are suggested.
    • Signs of Heart Disease Caused by Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Dogs Created: Monday, May 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Dogs with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) can suffer from all of the signs of heart failure. Learn about the signs of heart disease in dogs caused by DCM." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Pimobendan (Vetmedin®) in Dogs and Cats Created: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Pimobendan (Vetmedin®)is used in dogs and in cats to treat various types of heart disease. Learn more about how pimobendan can help dogs and cats with heart disease.
    • Cat Fights Part 3 - Reducing Feline Aggression in the Home Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Veterinary behaviorist Theresa DePorter DVM DECAWBM DACVB answers questions about aggression between cats and how to help cats who are not getting along.
    • Cat Fights Part 1 - Understanding Feline Aggression Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Veterinary behaviorist Theresa DePorter DVM DECAWBM DACVB answers questions about aggression between cats and how to help cats who are not getting along.
    • Cat Fights Part 2 - Reducing Cat Housemate Aggression Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Veterinary behaviorist Theresa DePorter DVM DECAWBM DACVB answers questions about aggression between cats and how to help cats who are not getting along.
    • Is this post abdominal surgery (i.e. spay) lump "normal"? Created: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A question that is commonly asked after a routine spay surgery is: "should I be concerned about the lump in the incision area?" This is especially true for cats. Is a post-operative swelling "normal" or cause for concern? This FAQ cannot offer a diagnosis or treatment, but will point out some common findings and when a call to your vet is warranted.
    • Dog Normals Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      What is a "normal" body temperature for your dog? How many teeth do dogs have as puppies and adults? What is the normal range for canine heart rates? Find out the answers to these questions and mor...
    • Ehrlichiosis in Dogs Created: Friday, March 12, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      About Ehrlichiosis in dogs, including risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, December 30, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      How old is "old" for a cat? What should cat owners be watching out for as their cat starts to slow down with age? Learn to distinguish what is "normal" as a cat ages. This helps prepare you to noti...
    • Leptospirosis in Dogs Created: Monday, May 24, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      About Leptospirosis in dogs, including risk factors, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
    • Safety and Side Effects of Ivermectin in Dogs and Cats Created: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
      Ivermectin is used in dogs and cats to treat a variety of parasitic diseases. It is also a popular heartworm prevention medicine. Learn about the safety and side effects of ivermectin for dogs and ...
    • My dog's tail is painful and he can't wag it - what happened? Created: Thursday, December 21, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Your otherwise healthy dog comes in from the backyard, a swim or a day playing with dog friends and you are shocked to find that he can't lift his tail all of the way. What happened? Is this an eme...
    • Demodicosis - Canine Demodex Mite Created: Friday, October 09, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Demodex mites are microscopic normal inhabitants of dog skin. The mites are few in number and do not cause skin or health problems. In some cases though, the mites can take over, leading to a condi...
    • How to Get Rid of Fleas Created: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Pet parasites - all about fleas: life cycle information and how to get rid of fleas on your pet and in your home.
    • Tapeworms: What wormer is best? Created: Friday, January 13, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Tapeworms are a very common parasite of dogs and cats. Most commonly transmitted by fleas, this parasite is also transmissible to humans who accidentally eat an infected flea (i.e. infants and chil...
    • Pregnancy and estrus (heat) periods of dogs Created: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      How long is a dog pregnant for? Do female dogs experience menopause? What health benefits can be gained from spaying (ovariohysterectomy) surgery? Learn the answers to these questions and more in t...

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