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Intestinal Parasites

Your pet is not only your best friend, but a very valuable member of your family. We all want the best for our loved ones, so it’s important to always keep them as healthy as possible. For dogs and cats, it’s not uncommon for them to get infected with either an internal or external parasite at some point in their lives. These undesirable parasites can potentially affect your pet in a numbe[...]

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Diabetes in Pets

Diabetes in pets can occur at any age. Dogs usually 4-14 years old are diagnosed more often, and most are diagnosed at around 7-10 years of age. For cats, most diabetic felines are older than six. One of the most significant risk factors in diabetic pets is obesity. When cats or dogs get older, they are more susceptible to other diseases that can result in diabetes. Long-term use of medications co[...]

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Ruptured Cruciate

Overview For dogs, a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in canines. The cruciate ligaments are two bands of fibrous tissue located within each knee joint, which join the femur and tibia together, causing the knee to work as a hinged joint. An acute or traumatic cruciate rupture happens when there is a twisting injury to the knee joint, which occurs when a dog [...]

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Overview Pyometra is a complicated disease that is triggered by bacterial involvement. It is an infection of the uterus that can occur in cats and dogs and makes them very ill. The cyclical hormonal influences of female cats and dogs lets the uterus go through changes that will be acceptable for fertilization of an embryo. If bacteria get introduced to the uterus at a specific time during the c[...]

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Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is very serious, as it can result in severe lung disease, heart failure and even death in pets. Heartworms are spread through mosquito bites, which results in worms producing offspring inside your pet. These worms live in the heart, lungs and blood vessels of an infected animal. Heartworm in Dogs When an infected mosquito bites a dog, the mosquito spreads the infective lar[...]

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Canine Parvovirus

Overview Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. Highly contagious, this virus can affect all dogs, however, canines that are the most at-risk of parvovirus are unvaccinated dogs and puppies that are younger than four months old. Parvo can get spread through direct dog-to-dog contact as well as through contact with contaminated feces, people or [...]

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