• By Dr. John Fudens

    Dogs and cats are susceptible to a condition called vestibular disease. This is a disturbance of the equilibrium or vestibular (balance and coordination) systems of the body which consists of parts of the inner ear and nervous system. This condition can be acquired or congenital. Certain dogs are prone to this condition as the incidence is greater in German Shepard, Beagle, Doberman Pincher and Cocker Spaniel breeds. Also Siamese and Burmese cats. But any and all dogs and cats can develop this condition. Continue reading »

  • By Dr. John Fudens

    House plants and flowers may be nice to look at and beautify our homes, but they can be harmful to our pets. Most pets enjoy chewing on greenery, but they can be poisoned if they choose the wrong plant. Continue reading »

  • By Dr. John Fudens

    Coprophagia or eating stools, unpleasant as it may seem, is not all that rare or always an abnormal dog behavior. The mother with new puppies or kittens eats their waste in order to keep the litter clean. Stray dogs, famished, eat stools probably for the slight food value. Continue reading »

  • By Dr. John Fudens

    Antifreeze, ethylene glycol, is willingly consumed by most dogs and cats. It is sweet, readily available and more enticing than water. If your pet licks or consumes any amount of antifreeze you must rush it to the veterinarian immediately for first aid treatment. The chemical can cause death within hours. Ethylene glycol destroys the kidneys, causing renal failure (shutting down of kidney function) which causes a buildup of waste products and leads to death from uremic poisoning. Ethylene glycol causes crystals in the kidneys leading to damaged tissue which causes the kidneys to fail. Continue reading »

  • By Dr. John Fudens

    Cancer is synonymous with death in most people’s mind. It is an increasingly common symptom of modern day life. A “cancer” present in a human or animal is a symptom of a much deeper process occurring within them.

    Besides carcinogens, stresses from viruses and pollutants, there also exists an insidious degenerative process within the person or animal and the family connected to them. This process starts in the mind and emotions. It is an illness that leaves the individual paralyzed in poor self esteem, powerless to control their lives or destiny and feeling they or the body cannot create anymore. Continue reading »

  • By Dr. john Fudens

    The most obvious difference between sharks and other land or water creatures, is that sharks don’t have bones. Their skeleton is entirely cartilage. This accounts for up to 8% of a shark’s gross weight. In humans cartilage is found in the harder parts of the ears and nose, around joints, at the ends of bones and between spinal segments. In addition to their unique skeleton, sharks have a strong effective immune system. Whereas the human immune system responds to each antigen (a foreign substance that stimulates antibody production) with various types of antibodies, the shark immune system consists of a single nonspecific antibody that remains continuously alert and active against all foreign invaders. The single antibody circulates through a shark’s blood-stream even when no antigen is present, constantly killing infection. Continue reading »

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