Monthly Archives: October 2013

Canine Hip Dysplasia: Causes & Treatment

Canine hip dysplasia is the abnormal formation of the hip joint and one of the leading causes of rear leg lameness in dogs. Hip dysplasia is most prevalent in larger breed dogs, especially German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Saint Bernards

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Nothing Heartwarming about Heartworm

Heartworm Disease Heartworm is a long, string-like parasitic worm that has the scientific name Dirofilaria immitis. It earns its common name by living in the host’s heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Heartworm can cause severe lung disease, heart failure, organ damage,

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Cancer in Pocket Pets

Cancer in Pocket Pets A tumor (also known as neoplasm) is an abnormal growth of cells; this growth may be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors do not spread throughout the body and often have a limited impact on a

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Planning for Your Dog’s Health Care

Planning for Your Dog’s Health Care Before adopting a dog, take a moment to consider the amount of care your pet will require and your ability to provide that care. Too often a cute face and wagging tail inspires individuals

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Why Pet Nutrition Matters

Why Pet Nutrition Matters The First Step in Preventative Care With more than half of all dogs and cats overweight or obese, pets are increasingly at risk for a number of chronic health problems, according to the American Animal Hospital

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Understanding Renal Failure in Cats

Understanding Renal Failure in Cats What Every Cat Owner Needs to Know Acute renal failure and chronic renal failure are two health problems that commonly affect cats. Acute renal failure can affect cats at any age; emergency care is essential

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Is my dog sick

Is My Dog Sick? When Pet Owners Should Take Their Dog to the Veterinarian Identifying the signs of sickness in a dog can be challenging, even for the most vigilant pet owners. Since a sick dog is unable to verbally communicate

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Vomiting Versus Regurgitation

Vomiting Versus Regurgitation When you come home to find a mess on the floor, it is easy to assume that the dog vomited. Vomiting is very common in dogs, as they often eat weird things! There are actually many other

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