Gabapentin: Does it work?


IMPS has noticed an uptick in articles about Gabapentin use by veterinarians.  Always the skeptic, IMPS wondered if the benefits of this drug have been over billed

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published on May 31 2017 Category: medical - Tags: gabapentin, neuropathic, epilepsy

Don't Do The Twist


Do you have a large dog? One with a relatively narrow waist and a deep chest? These dogs, and those with a narrow and deep chest in particular, are at risk of having a twisted stomach. This is a potentially life threatening condition and pet parents should know the syptoms and risk factors.

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published on May 19 2017 Category: medical - Tags: twisted, stomach, gvd, bloat

On Sale But Is It Safe: United Airlines


Marketwatch.com had a short piece on pet travel by airline today, apparently prompted by the recent death of rabbit shipped from London to Chicago.  This prompted IMPS to ask, should pet parents send their pets on the "Friendly Skies?"

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published on April 26 2017 Categories: news, sale, travel - Tags: travel, airlines

On Easter, Is Your Cat Safe?


Holidays unfortunately can be very dangerous times for pets.  Often, dogs receive much of the focus on this issue as well, they can be goofy and chow down just about anything they find.  Cats, however, are generally more reserved (some might say refined) and edible dangerous to them are not as widely known.  IMPS brings your attention to Easter and the very real danger of lily plants to felines.

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published on April 13 2017 Category: medical - Tags: easter, lilies, cats, toxic

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