Cheese Bacteria Benefits Dogs

The effects of queso blanco cheese containing Bifidobacterium longum was studied in companion dogs. Bifidobacterium longum significantly increased the beneficial intestinal bacteria and reduced harmful bacteria such as Enterobacteria and Clostridium. The study demonstrated that queso blanco cheese containing Bifidobacterium longum could be used as a health-giving additives having medicinal benefit for companion animals.

Medicinal Plants to Treat Dog Skin Diseases

Based on a survey among veterinarians specialized in phytotherapy, marigold, St. John's Wort, chamomile and sage were proven to have antibacterial and antifungal effects. This makes them an new option for the treatment of pyoderma, otitis externa, infected wounds and dermatophytosis. Marigold, St. John's Wort and chamomile have wound-healing properties. St. John's Wort and Chamomile have anti-inflammatory and other beneficial effects. Due to the wide range of beneficial effects of these medicinal plants, in the future they may be used for the treatment of dermatologic diseases in dogs.

Common Dog Diseases That Cause Death

Most common causes of sudden and unexpected death in dogs that were considered healthy by their owners when last seen; potentially severe diseases and disorders of dogs that do not have clinical signs or become apparent in a very short period of time.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

General facts about canine patent ductus arteriosus, a heritable vascular anomalie of the thoracic aorta; signs, diagnosis and breeds at risk.


General facts about canine histiocytosis; malignant and benign histiocytoma; signs, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition.

Signs of Common Diseases in Birds

Signs of common diseases in pet birds: physical signs, abnormal behavior patterns, PTFE poisoning, clinical signs of zoonotic diseases in pet birds.

Actinomycetes israelii

Actinomycotic infections may mimic more common oral diseases or present in a similar way to malignant disease. Rarely seen in day-to-day dental practice, actinomycosis of the oral cavity caused by Actinomycetes israelii is a highly significant condition due to its aggressive and locally destructive nature.

Canine Dysautonomia

Degenerative nervous system disease. Causes, signs, treatment options and prognosis.