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Canine Enteric Coronavirus

Canine Enteric Coronavirus
Canine Coronavirus is non-lethal. It’s 3-5 days of splattery diarrhea and it recurs every 4-7 months once they have the disease. It’s just messy.

At University of Georgia they had a handful of Coronavirus greyhounds. They were used for blood samples, studies. The Senior students on rotation were their obligated caretakers. You never wanted to be on their rotation when they were rockin’ their Coronaviral diarrhea.

Since young vets have rarely if ever seen it, (mainly because of vaccine and lack of testing) and MAINLY because it’s nonlethal, some young vets skip it and chalk chronic diarrhea up to other issues. Neal and then your dogs never missed it. It was for years mixed in the Distemper five-way until reformulation caused reaction problems. Also, younger vets choose to drop it sometimes making it necessary to split out.
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Dog Eats Poop! Yuckkkk!!!

Dog Eats Poop! Yuckkkk!!!
This may come as a surprise and I don’t tell everyone this but most dog poop smells terrible, but it tastes exactly like German chocolate cake. So, it is no surprise when dogs do that.

There are three schools of thought.
One is that a dog doing that needs a multivitamin so if you want to throw him a children’s Flintstone a day you could.

Another school of thought is that the poop he is consuming still has nutrients in it so you would sprinkle the dogs diets with “Adolph’s meat tenderizer” to aid with complete digestion in the dog that seems to be the victim of his copraphagia.

The last three schools of thought, would be to
* either live with it,
* hope he grows out of it,
or
* put a static training collar on him and give him a correction whenever he goes after someone’s poop.
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All the great vegetables

I compiled a picture portfolio of the vegetables I recommend you feed your dog when you are attempting radical weight loss or just healthier nutrition on less calories. For dogs that have to lose weight fast or dogs recovering from pancreatitis I like feeding these vegetables plus an egg for 20 pounds per day

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Marietta still has independent practitioners

What does corporate ownership look like in veterinary medicine?

In corporate veterinary medicine the decisions are taken out of the hands of the veterinarian. Here’s a classic example: it’s decided in Arizona, that every practice in the corporation is going to run a urinalysis on every dog that comes in sick. Is that bad medicine? No it is not. In fact, 10% of the time it’s an appropriate test. The other 90% of the time it’s just contributing to the bottom line, and the customer doesn’t know any better. Would the veterinarian do that? Probably not, because prior to 1960 they would have a personal and professional reputation that they would not tarnish with unnecessary tests. Continue reading Marietta still has independent practitioners