September 1, 2019
Hurricane Dorian Preparedness: Tips for Animal Owners
A still-strong Hurricane Dorian unloaded heavy rain and dangerous winds of up to 110 mph on coastal areas of the Carolinas Thursday afternoon, causing widespread power outages and spawning multiple tornadoes. The National Hurricane Center said Dorian was traveling north at 8 mph and wavering between a Category 2 and 3 hurricane at 2 p.m.
August 20, 2019
N.C. Dogs Provide Clues About Dangerous Pathogen
A new NC State College of Veterinary Medicine study shines an ever-brightening light on Bartonella by taking a close look at the emerging pathogen’s presence in North Carolina. The study, published in the journal Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, creates an activity map of the pathogen Bartonella henselae through samples from dogs obtained between 2004 and
August 16, 2019
With Genetic Counseling, CVM Takes Deeper Dives into Dog DNA
At-home DNA tests can uncover that your mixed-breed rescue is 1/8th Jack Russell terrier. A saliva sample sent through the mail can estimate how big a dog may get, if they have drug sensitivities or detail their chance of developing a heart condition. The tests can be revelatory. They can also just be the beginning.
August 13, 2019
Toxic Algae Blooms Harmful to Pets
CVM toxicology professor Dave Dorman on what you need to know about toxic algae blooms: What are Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)? Toxic algae that harm dogs and other animals are a bacteria known as cyanobacteria. An algae bloom occurs when conditions favor the growth of these bacteria. These conditions include warm weather, stagnant water, fertilizer
August 11, 2019
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Neither Can Your Pet
It happened so quickly and so unexpectedly that at first Brenda Stevens didn’t realize it was happening at all. Stevens, a general practice clinical professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, was outside playing fetch with her standard poodle, Olive, throwing her favorite tennis ball. It was a sunny, comfortable spring day. “I
July 28, 2019
CVM Study Explores New Way to Treat Rare Canine Cancer
Stereotactic radiation therapy is a powerful tool in the NC State Veterinary Hospital’s arsenal, attacking cancerous tumors of the brain, spine and those that can reach the heart, all while still protecting normal tissue. Conventional radiation therapy is typically used over many weeks. SRT can often be conducted during just a handful of hospital visits.
July 22, 2019
Exceptional Care for an Endlessly Supportive Friend
Sarah Blume and Amelia are more than owner and pet. They need each other. Thanks to some timely advice from Jackie Murphy, a medical oncology intern at the NC State Veterinary Hospital, Blume and Amelia’s mutual support system is getting much-needed reinforcement from caring partners teaming with world-class clinicians. Amelia, a 5-year-old Labrador retriever mix,
July 18, 2019
NC State Veterinary Hospital Offers Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Healthy this Summer
Marks advises owners to take immediate action if the pet is panting excessively or has difficulty breathing, has an increased heart and respiratory rate, dry gums, glazed eyes, drools, appears tired, weak or...
June 30, 2019
Patient Spotlight: Modeling the Way with 3D Technology
Sharon King didn’t plan on bringing home a puppy anytime soon. Though her golden retriever, Bella, was getting older, King wasn’t seriously looking for a new addition to her family at the moment. Then she met Cayde. A breeder brought a litter of collie puppies into King’s Burlington, N.C., veterinary practice one day for a
June 24, 2019
Summer 2019 The Oath Magazine
We’ve been spending a lot of time outside lately. Maybe it’s because of the longer sunny days and bluer skies we’ve seen lately. But it’s also because it’s always hard to resist hanging out on the farm that also happens to be our backyard. In the latest edition of The Oath, we take a close