Pet King Brands receives TICA endorsement
October 18, 2019Pet King Brands’ ZYMOX Dermatology and Oratene Brushless Oral Care are the cat’s meow, according to The International Cat Association (TICA). The group has just bestowed its highest level of endorsement, the Seal of Excellence, on two of the company’s product lines. The news comes as Pet King Brands celebrates its 22nd year in business. “Pet King Brands is proud to earn TICA’s and cat fanciers’ trust of our ZYMOX and Oratene solutions for felines …
Bad breath could be a sign of disease
February 7, 2019As part of Pet Dental Health Month, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is advising veterinarians to encourage pet owners to make their pet’s oral health care a top priority and to schedule professional exams. According to AVMA president John de Jong, DVM, pet owners should be made aware that poor oral health could lead to potentially life-threatening damage to their pet’s internal organs as a result of periodontal disease. “Oral disease is the most …
Rare salivary gland conditions
November 13, 2018Last month, I discussed surgical approaches to sialoceles. In this month’s column, I’ll tackle rare salivary gland conditions that are treated medically rather than surgically. Let’s start with some definitions. Sialadenosis refers to noninflammatory, nonneoplastic enlargement of the salivary glands, which tends to not be painful. Sialadenitis is inflammation of a salivary gland (synonym: sialoadenitis). Necrotizing sialometaplasia is squamous metaplasia of salivary gland lobules and ducts with ischemic necrosis of the salivary gland lobules (a histopathological distinction).