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Escanaba, MI 49829


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Grain-free Diets:

Diet-associated dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs: what do we know? | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association | Vol 253 , No 11 -

Diet-associated DCM first came to light in cats in the late 1980s 1 and in dogs in the mid-1990s. 2 The association between diet and DCM in dogs has generally not been much in the news since the early 2000s, but over the past few years, an increasing number of DCM cases involving dogs appear to have been related to diet. The extent of this issue is not clear, not all cases have been confirmed ...

It’s Not Just Grain-Free: An Update on Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Clinical Nutrition Service at Cummings School -

You may have read my June 4 post, “A broken heart: Risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients. ” This post had more than 180,000 page views in the first week and continues to get more than 2000 page views a day.

A broken heart: Risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients – Clinical Nutrition Service at Cummings School -

Earlier this year, Peanut, a 4-year-old male Beagle/Lab mix was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart disease at our hospital. Peanut had been lethargic, not eating well, and occasionally coughing. 

Canine Influenza: 

Canine Influenza: Pet Owners' Guide 
Canine influenza (CI, or dog flu) is caused by the canine influenza virus (CIV), an influenza A virus. It is highly contagious and easily spread from infected dogs to other dogs by direct contact, nasal secretions (through barking, coughing or sneezing), contaminated objects (kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes), and by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. 

Lyme Disease:

Lyme Disease: A Pet Owner's Guide - American Veterinary Medical Association - Home 
Lyme disease (Lyme borreliosis) is an illness that affects both animals and humans – what is known as a zoonotic disease – and is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Transmitted through tick bites, the disease can be difficult to detect and can cause serious and recurring health problems.

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