A pet is an animal kept primarily for company or entertainment rather than as a working animal, livestock, or laboratory animal. Popular pets are often considered to have attractive appearances, intelligence, and relatable personalities.

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Compounding Pharmacy?, What is aPharmaceutical
Cort’s BirthdayPhotos
Mars, Inc.History
Peanuts or Any Nuts?, Can Dogs EatScience
Pilling Your CatPharmaceutical
Pork?, Should Cats and Dogs EatScience
Spiders, My Cat EatsScience
Spraying Cats with WaterScience
Stacy’s Pet PhotosPhotos
Sudden Cat AccelerationScience
Tails?, Why Do Cats HaveScience
That Cort!Photos
Flavoring for Pet Medications
They estimate that over 11 million prescriptions are written for compounded animal drugs annually.
Cort’s Birthday
May 3, 2020 was the day I adopted Cort. He had been rescued by my friend Ken and the Vet had guessed his age as three. I gave him this day as his Birthday, May 3, 2017. Happy 6th Birthday Cort! Last Updated Jan 28, 2023 @ 12:28 pm
Pet Allergies
Pet allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in an animal's skin cells, saliva or urine. Signs of pet allergy include those common to hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose. Some people may also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.
Sugar Gliders
In the wild, sugar gliders primarily feed on tree sap, insects, and small animals.
Diethylstilbestrol (DES)
Although the basic tenet of medicine is “First, do no harm,” history is filled with good intentions that were at best unhelpful and at worst harmful.
Pimobendan for Dogs
Pimobendan is a short-acting drug and its effects resolve within 24 hours of administration.
Cisapride for Cats and Dogs, but not for Humans
The drug was withdrawn from human use due to the risk of serious cardiac side effects.
Rheology of Cats: Are cats liquid?
Can a cat be both a solid and a liquid?
Cat Vision
Cats are crepuscular, meaning they are active at dawn and dusk. That may be why they need such good night vision. Their eyes have six to eight times more rod cells, which are more sensitive to low light than humans do. They cannot see in total darkness, but they only …
Apomorphine for Humans and Dogs
Apomorphine is now recognized as the oldest antiparkinsonian drug on the market.
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