Posts tagged "Dr Natalie Marks"

Dog Flu: The Story Begins

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The Canine Influenza Virus story should be a TV mini series drama…It will be a YouTube series though. This is part 1 “THE BEGINNING.” Note: It began in the Chicago area, HOWEVER, CIV H3N2 (the new strain that first appeared in the U.S. in 20015) has now been reported in over two dozen states. So,... Read more »

Veterinarians and Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness

Veterinarians and Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness
I love the Ovarian Cancer Symptom Awareness (OCSA) Blog. Click HERE to check out the following posts by scrolling down the page… Post #1: Celebrating 5 Years with OCSA Executive Director and Co-Founder Vallie Szymanski. She says, “Susan (Roman’s) dog Bacchus identified her tumor alerting her to her ovarian cancer.  My father was a veterinarian... Read more »

How Your and Your Dog Can Have a Happy Vet Visit

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Veterinarians love dogs, and when dogs don’t love them, it can break their hearts just a little bit…but more importantly, are these dogs anxious at the veterinary getting the kind of exam they could? MOST important, it’s stress the dog doesn’t need to feel. Exams can be Fear Free, and veterinary vist can be happy... Read more »
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Dr. Natalie Marks, America's Favorite Veterinarian

Dr. Natalie Marks, America's Favorite Veterinarian
America’s Favorite Veterinarian could certainly be awarded to a brilliant academic who is working on cancer drugs for pets, who makes headlines….or to veterinarians who campaign for the title. But then there are the everyday heroes, like Dr. Natalie Marks at Blum Animal Hospital, Chicago, She is one of twenty finalists in a contest sponsored by the non-profit American... Read more »

Ticks and Tick Disease

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America’s Favorite Veterinarian finalist Dr. Natalie Marks talks with me about ticks and tick disease. We can actually do more to detect tick disease in dogs than in people. There’s a reasonably inexpensive blood test which tests for several types of tick disease (including Lyme), as well as heartworm – all in one test! Every... Read more »

Dog Flu Threat Increases Across America

Dog Flu Threat Increases Across America
The spread of dog flu (canine influenza virus) was inevitable – and it’s now happening. H3N2, the canine influenza virus that first appeared in the Chicago area this Spring, is now in Atlanta, GA:  Asheville, NC,  in places in New Jersey and is reemerging in Chicago. Reports of flu are also in New York City... Read more »
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Canine Influenza: What You Need to Know

Canine Influenza: What You Need to Know
CIV Outbreak – Chicago Dog Flu Update Background: A little more than two months ago, veterinarians in the Chicago area noticed a sharp increase in the number of dogs coming into their clinics with respiratory illness. The disease was first thought to be Canine Influenza Virus, H3N8, which is a respiratory pathogen of dogs that... Read more »

Dog Flu Diminishing, Dogs Can Again Be Social Butterflies

Dog Flu Diminishing, Dogs Can Again Be Social Butterflies
Dog flu incidents are way down in the Chicago area. Based on conversations with many veterinary professionals, go back to your regular lifestyles, and socialize your dogs as you want. However, be careful. There continue to be a few hot spots, primarily southwest. There’s no predicting where future hot spots may occur, if they occur... Read more »

Tick Invasion, Protecting Dogs from Lyme and Other Tick Diseases

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There are more ticks and they are in more places than ever before. And where there are ticks, there is tick disease, increasingly so. We do protect our pets from Lyme and other assorted serious tick diseases: 1) Check your pet daily 2) Buy veterinary products (not randomly online or at big box stores) 3)... Read more »
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Dog Flu Questions Answered

Dog Flu Questions Answered
Chicago is the Windy City, the City of Big Shoulders, the Second City, and now, apparently the dog flu city. The canine influenza virus, or dog flu, settled into the Chicago metropolitan area just over a month ago. Since dogs do travel, however, it’s no surprise that the virus has popped up elsewhere in at... Read more »