We sat down with Dr. Brett Bauscher of the Canyon Small Animal Hospital in Caldwell, Idaho to ask questions that were submitted by customers. Quite a few questions were asked about lumps and bumps that are found on pets along with arthritis, bad teeth and the ideal age to have a dog fixed. Dr Bauscher answers these […]
Starting Monday, February 23, 2015 through Sunday, March 1, 2015 you have the chance to sign up to win a $25 D&B gift card, simply by asking a question to local veterinarian, Dr. Bauscher. Dr. Brett Bauscher is a graduate of Oregon State University and has been a practicing veterinarian since 1991. He is a […]
A picky pug pokes at her food. Say that three times fast. Here are some of the actual conversations from our Facebook Dog Chat with the help of Dr. Brett Bauscher of Canyon Small Animal Hospital. Q: My pug is a picky with her food and likes only certain pieces of her food any ideas to get her […]
Over there. No, over there. To the left, back to the right. If your dog could speak, would this be a common conversation between the two of you? Here are some of the actual conversations from our Facebook Dog Chat with the help of Dr. Brett Bauscher of Canyon Small Animal Hospital. Q: I have […]
Horses usually love winter weather, but the change in temperature does have an effect how you should manage your horse.
This week Dr. Steve Duren, a world renowned equine nutritionist and the expert behind LMF horse feed formulas, joined Dr. Brett Bauscher on the D&B Supply Ask a Vet podcast. During that podcast both Dr. Duren and Dr. Bauscher discussed how to care for and product animals during the winter months.
In response to the podcast, here are four tips that will help you better care for your horse this winter.
There is an age old debate among pet owners about feeding pets scraps from the table. So should you be feeding your pet “people” food either in the form of scraps from the table or as prepared meals served in your pet’s bowl.
This very question was one of the things we covered in the most recent episode of the Ask a Vet podcast that you can find on the Audio page of this site.
So what’s the answer?
Dr. Brett Bauscher talks with the D&B Supply team about the real meaning of things like protein or byproducts. This audio podcast will provide insights into picking the best diet for your pet. Dr. Bauscher also describes how pets can become sensitive to some feeds.
This month’s article is about a disease called “Pigeon Fever”. This disease is also known as pidgeon breas, dryland distemper and dryland strangles. The disease is caused by a bacterium called Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. Most cases occur in the fall, but it can occur anytime.
In this article I would like to address the very common problem of dental disease in pets. Some form of dental disease is present in over 80 percent of my patients. It ranges from mild gingivitis to severe periodontal disease.
Dental disease is a leading cause of illness in dogs and cats either directly by causing pain or indirectly by providing a constant source of bacterial infection to the body. Infection resulting from the bacteria that gains entrance to the bloodstream is directly responsible for some types of heart and kidney disease. We all know how painful a toothache can be; imagine having disease around almost all of your teeth.
This time of the year is the most common time to see heatstroke. In the early summer as temperatures quickly rise pets are not yet acclimated to the summer heat. Risk factors include obesity, animals with respiratory disease, and age. It is common to hear about a dog that someone took out for the first Frisbee session of the year or was left in the car a little too long and is now unresponsive or convulsing.
This article will hopefully shed some light on what we know about the H1N1 virus in animals.
We now know that this virus does pass from people to some domestic animals. There was recently reported a cat in Lebanon, Oregon that died due to pneumonia caused by the H1N1 virus. The cat was 13 years old, was an indoor only cat and was living with a human who had been diagnosed with the virus. There is no evidence yet that the virus has gone from domestic animals to humans. This possibility cannot be entirely ruled out but it has not been documented. The virus has also recently been isolated in turkeys and one unconfirmed case in a dog.
This fall is the worst parvovirus season that I have seen in at least ten years. There are many factors that could be contributing to this, but in this article I am going to highlight a few major contributors.