Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Orange is the New Black: Genetics and Coat Color in Cats

A curious feature of cat genetics involves the determination of orange and black colors. Geneticists describe black and its various shades (black, brown, blue)...

Pigment Changes in Dogs and Cats

Are you seeing spots on your dog? Is your cat’s nose turning white? You may not be imagining it. Cats’ and dogs’ skin color...
A dog with acute moist dermatitis , a common manifestation of staph infection.

Can My Dog Get MRSA?

by Lillian Roberts, DVM, Country Club Animal Clinic MRSA has been in the news a lot in the past several years, and pet owner sometimes ask...

Understanding Anxiety in Pets

by Lillian Roberts, DVM Country Club Animal Clinic According to Wikipedia, Anxiety is defined as follows:  “… an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner...

Getting to Know Your Neighborhood Ticks

By Robert Reed DVM, MSES, MPA VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for most of us,...

Grief in Cats

By Rebecca Diaz, DVM The Cat Clinic Grief is not an emotion that is often ascribed to cats. However, after the loss of a companion cat...

When You Really Can Blame the Dog

So you and your friends are gathered in the living room, enjoying snacks and having a few beers, watching the big game. Suddenly, your...