Should you be giving probiotics to orphaned kittens?

Probiotics may help orphaned kittens suffering from diarrhea. But how do you get the probiotics into the kitten? Orphaned kittens frequently have digestive problems, including diarrhea. This can be caused by a number of factors including stress, infection and dietary change. Giving probiotics may help prevent or reduce the severity of diarrhea, but getting them… Learn More

Today’s veterinary students say they want to be tomorrow’s shelter veterinarians

The next generation of veterinarians wants to care for shelter pets. In a recent market analysis published by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), private practice held onto its traditional top spot for career interest among current veterinary students. Shelter medicine, however, clocked in at number two. This represents a profound change from attitudes toward… Learn More

How to successfully treat parvo puppies on a shelter budget

Shelters often euthanize dogs who test positive with parvo, either because they don’t have the resources to provide the necessary medical care or they’re worried about spreading the disease to other dogs in the shelter. However, it is possible to start treating parvo puppies with a high success rate and on a shelter budget. In… Learn More

Kennel cough can kill pet store puppies

Add to the list of reasons to give to your family and friends on why they shouldn’t buy a pet store puppy: They can be particularly likely to develop severe or even fatal pneumonia if they contract kennel cough. Kennel cough is not a specific disease, but rather a complex of respiratory diseases affecting dogs,… Learn More

How a shelter medicine Masters program helped this non-veterinarian save lives!

Nina Stively wanted to increase welfare and lifesaving for shelter animals. She also believed it was crucial to the goal that the level of professionalism in the sheltering field rise. When she heard about the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program online Masters in shelter medicine, she knew that was how she’d make both goals a reality… Learn More

Study: Animal shelter managers may not understand what shelter veterinarians can do

When you think of a veterinarian working in an animal shelter, what do you imagine they do there? For many shelter managers who participated in a recent study, that answer is “perform spay/neuter surgery.” However, shelter veterinarians and shelter medicine can play a much larger role in an animal shelter, providing expertise on disease prevention… Learn More

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How to give an orphaned kitten a bath

If you’ve ever raised an orphaned kitten, you know that they often get as much food on them as in them. What’s more, without their mother’s raspy and ever-ready tongue, they can get covered with stool very quickly. It’s best to spot clean kittens whenever possible, although there will be times that a full bath… Learn More

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