Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats are have made an epic migration from the back yard to the bedroom and from the kennel to the couch. They have ascended the human social ladder starting as hunters and protectors of flock and family, they are now more than valuable objects worth only their cost in dollars. These pets have the same social value as family members. No longer are pets named “spot” or “fido” they now have human names, appear in family photos and represent trust and loyalty more than any other element of society. It is in this new domain of “petdom” that Safari excels. We believe in human level veterinary care for your loved one. We believe in diagnosing and discovering disease before it is clinically apparent. We understand the bond you have with your pet; we know that your pet is a part of your family.

anatomy

Musculoskeletal System Outline Articulated This means the bones are “jointed” or have a common point for motion. Picture 1 Functions…

puppy-rap

Crate Training / Housebreaking Puppy Rap answers most of the questions that you might have regarding the care of your…

vaccinations

The following statements are general truths about vaccination for viral and bacterial diseases and the way we approach immunization of…

heartworms

HEARTWORM DISEASE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, PREVENTION Anatomy and function of the heart and circulatory system in health and disease Heartworm disease…

flea-control

Flea Control Products and Protocols Client Communications Flea control is big business, but this business has been going to the…

ears

The animal health care team can greatly assist in the diagnosis and therapy of ear disease. Twenty percent of the…

pet-behavior

Socialization, Behavior, Training and Restraint of Pet Animals We are living in a society that is rapidly evolving regarding the…

bladder-and-kidneys

BLADDER AND KIDNEYS – MASTER CLASS™ Kidneys The kidneys are the functional filters of the blood. They contain about a…

laboratory-tests

Safari has complete in-house and reference laboratory services. At Safari we believe in early disease prevention and diagnosis. Our motto—…

eye-disease

EYE STRUCTURE AND DISEASE MASTER CLASS™ Introduction Vision is one of the five senses along with taste, smell, hearing, and…

dermatology

Dermatology is the study of the skin. We will be discussing skin disease and therapy as it applies to small…

liver-disease

Liver and Gall Bladder   The liver is the largest gland of the body. It sits closest to the diaphragm…

pancreas-disease

Pancreas and Learn about Diabetes The pancreas is an essential part of our digestive system. The pancreas is located in…

brain-disease

MASTER CLASSTM THE BRAIN AND NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS Note: Spinal Disease is covered in a separate Master Class™ Anatomy of the…

parasitic-worms

Parasite Identification and Control Sandworms Rule Figure 1. Coccidia eggs (oocysts). Unsporulated cyst Figure 2. Sporulated cyst Introduction Parasitic worms…

musculoskeletal-conditions

Musculoskeletal Developmental Conditions Note: Essential reading before completing this Master Class™ – Musculoskeletal Anatomy. Hip Dysplasia Hip dysplasia (HD) literally…

dentistry

Dental Care and Disease This article will teach you the information necessary to communicate to a client the necessity of…

reproduction

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of the Reproductive System in Dogs and Cats Dog Reproductive Anatomy It is not uncommon for…

gastritis

The Stomach The stomach is the mixing area for our food. It mixes the food with acid and secretions that…

cpr

CPR

CPR For Animals— The ABC’s of CPR A ASSESSMENT Survey the scene for safety. Stimulate the animal – Shake gently…

lymph-nodes

Lymph nodes are very important anatomical structures. Lymph nodes can be found by careful palpation to identify these small soft…

the-spleen

This diagram shows the close relationship the stomach has with the spleen. This is important from a surgical aspect. During…

pharynx

Clinical Anatomy of the Pharynx Anatomy The opening to the digestive system and the respiratory system are shared within the…

cardiovascular-disease

Heart Disease is the second most common cause of death in dogs and cats. This disease is usually caused by…

intervertebral-disc-disease

Intervertebral Disc Disease is very common in veterinary practice. Many pets have a genetic predisposition to developing disc problems in…

diabetes

Diabetes is a common diagnosis in dogs and cats. An ancient disease, diabetes has been recognized in humans for thousands…