One of our most asked questions. At D.E.L.T.A. Rescue we don’t just use one brand of dog or cat food. Many factors are taken into consideration before feeding each of our animals.  In our “Ask the Vet” section of our website, we share all of this information, plus the concept of what the best food…

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One of our vets is teaching now. But before she left, she asked me if she could do a study on our cats and feline stomatitis, a very painful mouth disease. Dr. Joanne Sohn just got her paper published in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. If you have a cat with this…

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Canine influenza is a relatively new infection in dogs. It is caused by 2 serotypes H3N8 and the less frequent H3N2. The signs are an acute respiratory infection manifested by a soft moist cough, nasal discharge, lack of appetite, and fever. Most dogs, 80%, show only mild signs and recover with no treatment. Others may…

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Topic: Beware Ibuprofen in Dogs by D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown Ibuprofen is a common non-steroidal ant-inflammatory used in humans for analgesia. Its relative safety in people have led some well meaning pet owners to consider its use in dogs to alleviate discomfort from arthritis. unfortunately, such action may lead to death due to…

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Topic: How Simple is that Dental Procedure? by D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown Dentistry is a major component of health care in our pets today. These procedures are routine but that does not mean they are simple. Most dog dental work is done under general anesthesia. General anesthesia, though considered safe, is always a…

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Topic: Using Multiple Pet Products Together Safely by D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown As a veterinarian, I am frequently asked how to safely eliminate pests around the house and pets. Insecticides with the active ingredient pyrethrin are generally safe to use indoors around pets. Pyrethrines are a natural occurring insecticide made from the chrysanthemum…

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Topic: A Particularly Bad Year For Ticks by D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown We are being challenged at the sanctuary by this pesky pest! Discussions with my colleagues indicate this seems to be a common problem, at least throughout Southern California. Besides the obvious problems of potential anemia if heavily infested; ticks can also…

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Topic: Spring Injuries by D.E.L.T.A. Rescue Veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown After a long, cold winter we are all anxious to get back to outdoor activities! Your faithful companions are anxious to get back out with you. Be aware there are some pet injuries that commonly occur during this transition to spring. With a little fore…

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D.E.L.T.A. Rescue veterinarian, Dr. Gaylord Brown The old advice of vaccinating your cat or dog with all vaccines available on a yearly basis has come under close scrutiny. Research has indicated there may be some health problems linked to over vaccination. Liver disorders and the development of vaccine associated sarcomas are prime examples. The duration…

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