Breed Spotlight: Greyhound

Greyhounds can reach speeds up to 45 mph History The Greyhound is one of the most ancient breeds known to man.  It originated in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Carvings of the Greyhound were found in the Egyptian tomb of Amten as far back as…


Tips for Traveling by Car With Your Pet

Every year, millions of Americans hit the road in search of fun, adventure, or just some peaceful time off. More and more, these plans include traveling with their four-legged companions. Travel can be stressful for pets. They can become sick,…


Breed Spotlight - Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound It is only fitting that I begin the vetisin.com breed spotlight articles with the Afghan Hound, as I personally bred, showed and lure-coursed them for over 25 years.  One of the world's oldest breeds, the Afghan hound was bred for…


Tips for Traveling by Air With Your Pets

The safest way to travel by air with a small pet is in an approved carrier that can be taken on board and kept under the seat in front of you. Large pets are required to be placed in the cargo area, which presents a few risks. First, airlines must…


Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores

There are three primary classifications of animals: Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores Carnivores are animals that eat the flesh of other animals. The carnivore’s digestion system is unable to break down…


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Feline Heart Conditions

Table of Contents General Different Heart Conditions Causes Congenital Defects Symptoms Diagnosis Special Tests Treatment Prevention and Management Feline Heart Problems GENERAL Cardiomyopathy is…


The Benefits of Nutritional Supplementation

A Nutritional Gap exists between the “typical” pet diet and optimum nutrition.[/caption] Nutritional Supplementation Can Minimize Pet Health Expenses The cost of pet care is measured in billions today.…


Do Dogs & Cats Need Nutritional Supplements?

Did you know that most pet foods, even the so-called premium brands, are formulated to only meet minimum nutritional guidelines. Pet food manufacturers compete in a price based market, few go above the minimum…


Urinary Tract Problems in Pets

Urinary Tract Disease There are many problems that can affect a dog’s lower urinary system. The most common lower urinary tract disease in dogs over seven years of age is incontinence related to a weak urinary…


Allergies in Pets

Pet allergies are one of the biggest reasons dog and cat owners visit their veterinarian. Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to substances that are either ingested, inhaled or come in direct contact…