Veterinary Research Articles

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With spring and summer vacations around the corner, people are certainly thinking about where they’d like to head next and as a pet owner, you may have a few more things to consider.  A recent survey by DogTrekker.com found that while it's getting easier to travel with dogs, dog owners still say expensive fees, a poor selection of pet-friendly hotels, lack of information about where to go with their dogs, and difficulty ...
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Did you know that geography plays a role in differences in cancer in our dogs and cats? These differences can be attributed mostly to environmental factors and detection rates between regions. Dr. Karen Oberthaler recently moved here from New York City and has noticed some significant differences in her patients.  For example, because Florida is conducive to sunbathing (for people and pets!), Dr. Oberthaler sees more UV-induced tumors here.  White cats get squamous ...
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Unfortunately, obesity isn’t just an issue among humans in this country, but also among our furry and fluffy friends.  In fact, recent reports have estimated that more than 50 percent of pets are now overweight. Obesity can be caused by hormonal problems or genetics, but most often contributing factors include increasingly sedentary lifestyles, too many snacks and calorie-rich food. This can lead to serious problems, as animals who are overweight are more likely ...
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  According to The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures, a new book by Leslie Alderman, the average pet owner spends just about 40 minutes with their pet each day.  While the amount of money spent on pets has increased significantly over the past decade, from $28.5 billion in 2001 to $53 million in 2012, the amount of time we spend with our pets has remained around 40 minutes for the last several ...
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[gallery columns="4"] Last week, our very own Dr. Karen Oberthaler presented a lecture to community members, veterinary students and other interested attendees at the South Florida Veterinary Foundation Lecture Series, held at the University of Miami.  Her informative and engaging presentation covered a variety of issues surrounding pets and cancer.  Dr. Oberthaler provided the following advice. If your pet is diagnosed with cancer: Don't panic, it's not a death sentence Research - there are great books ...
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  You might be familiar with pet therapy programs at medical institutions, in which trained animals are brought in by owner-volunteers to cheer up hospital patients, but there’s now an increasing trend of patients getting visits from their very own pets. A successful example of this program is taking place at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.  The program there started four years ago, when administrators were approached by an organization called PAWS (Pets Are ...
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With Valentine’s Day coming up this week, you may have a lot of sweet treats, especially chocolates, around the house, ready to give to your loved ones.  But it’s especially important to keep in mind during this time of year just how dangerous chocolate, even in small amounts, can be to your pets.  No matter how much you want to show your furry friends that you love them, don’t do it with ...
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Did you know that along with being American Heart Month for humans, February is also National Pet Dental Health Month?  Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), this designated month is a reminder to pet owners that brushing their pet’s teeth can result in long-term savings. While most pet owners stay on top of their pets’ vaccinations and check-ups, it’s easy to forget about the importance of routine dental care to maintain ...
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As pet owners, we all know that exercise and physical activity is important for animals, but did you know that dogs can do yoga?  Just like humans, pets can sometimes get stressed and they benefit from the stretching and posing taught through yoga.  In fact, Good Morning America just did a segment explaining the increasing popularity of this trend – you can check it out here - http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/doggie-yoga-exercise-involves-pets-18328097. “Doga” is a practice that ...
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We are so pleased to welcome the newest member of our MVS team - Dr. Karen Oberthaler!  Dr. Oberthaler is a board-certified veterinary oncologist and a diplomate of the American College of Internal Medicine in Oncology. Dr. Oberthaler graduated magna cum laude from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New ...
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