Overview of Carnitine for Dogs and Cats Carnitine, commonly known as Carnitor®, is used as treatment for cardiomyopathy, valproic acid toxicity for dogs and cats. Levocarnitine (L-carnitine) is a naturally-occurring hydrophilic amino acid derivative synthesized from methionine and lysine in the kidneys and liver.
In the spring, it's common to find baby birds away from their nests. Your first thought might be that the bird is in trouble, but this is not always the case. So, when should you intervene? Uninjured baby birds with feathers should be left alone. These are fledglings that typically hop on the ground.
Overview of Canine Liver Cancer Hepatic neoplasia is cancer of the liver which can occur in dogs. The words cancer, neoplasia or neoplasm, and tumor are often used interchangeably. Neoplasia in the liver may be the result of a primary liver tumor (one that originates in the liver), hemolymphatic cancer (arising from blood cells or lymphoid tissue) that involves the liver, or metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread to the liver from other organs).
Biting is annoying and can even be dangerous, but since birds are prey species, punishing them can be damaging - both physically and emotionally. The best response to a bird nipping painlessly on your flesh is no response at all. Some birds perceive almost any response as reinforcement for their behavior.
The high-tech medical miracle of laser surgery, long available to humans, is increasingly being used as a tool to treat pets more effectively and less painfully than ever. Veterinarians in growing numbers are performing surgeries on all types of animals - from dogs and cats to birds and horses - with a focused beam of light that cuts with exquisite precision and speeds the healing process.
Torn Nails in Dogs Suddenly you notice - there's blood on your dog's paw and he is limping and licking his paw. When you take a closer look you see the problem - a terrible torn toenail. Toenail problems, specifically torn or broken nails, are common in dogs but rarely life-threatening. Nevertheless, they are quite painful.