Dogs and Cats Care

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.

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

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

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

cardiovascular-disease-in-dogs

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

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

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

lymph-nodes-in-dogs

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

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CPR

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

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The Stomach of a Animal The stomach is the mixing area for our food. It mixes the food with acid…

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

pet-animal-dentistry

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

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

puppy-rap

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

brain-disease-in-pets

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

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Pancreas Anatomy and Diabetes The pancreas is an essential part of the digestive system. The dog pancreas is located in…

liver-disease-in-animals

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

veterinary-dermatology

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

pet-eye-disease

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

pet-laboratory-tests

Safari has complete in-house and reference pet laboratory test services. At Safari we believe in early disease prevention and diagnosis….

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ANIMAL BLADDER AND KIDNEYS ANATOMY – MASTER CLASS™ Functions of the Kidneys in Animals The kidneys are the functional filters…

pet-behavior

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

animal-ears-care

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

the-flea-life-cycle-on-dogs-cats

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

heartworms

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

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

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