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Dogs: 10 Leading Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs

Diarrhea in dogs is a common issue that almost everyone with a canine companion will experience sooner or later. This condition occurs when there is too much fluid in the feces. It usually involves increased frequency of defecation. When diarrhea strikes your dog, you may have some clean-up to do in your home, but you […]

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Cats, Dogs: Back to School Stress Affects Pets Too

With school right around the corner, preparing your kids for the academic year can be a chaotic time.  School supplies, Carpools, and lunches, can often mean changes in routines for pets as well.  Adopting pets in the summer months allows for more opportunity for training, and bonding with new family members.  As a result, the […]

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Dogs: Understanding Liver Disease in Dogs

A dog’s liver is located just behind their diaphragm. It is a large organ that has many responsibilities in the normal function of the body. Canine Liver Functions Cleaning the blood The liver detoxifies the body by removing harmful substances from the bloodstream. Contributing to Digestion The liver manufactures bile and other substances that aid […]

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Dogs: Cutting Dog Nails at Home

How to Prepare your Dog Before Trimming Before you start trimming your dog’s nails, let your dog get used to you handling his paws. A few days before you start cutting dog nails, practice holding your dog on your lap — or on a table if the dog is bigger than average — and gently […]

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Cats: Stomatitis: Feline Gingivitis

What is Stomatitis? Feline stomatitis, or gingivitis, is a very common problem in adult cats. It is a serious inflammation of the tissues of the mouth, resulting in the formation of extremely painful ulcers on the gums, tongue, and lips. Often, the cat’s gums and gingival tissues are red, swollen, and bleeding. Bad breath is […]

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Cats: Understanding Liver Disease in Cats

The liver, the largest organ in a cats body, is located just behind her diaphragm. It performs a huge number of tasks in the body. Some of these important jobs are: Helping to clean the blood by removing toxins. Producing bile, a substance that is stored in the gall bladder once it’s made by the […]

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Cats, Dogs: Pet Dental Care

It’s 3 a.m. Pet Parent–do you know where your best friend is? Speculation doesn’t last very long. You roll over to be greeted by a smell that’s beyond description—bad breath emanating from Tuna’s or Bandit’s mouth. You know that your fur-suited kid needs a vet. Perhaps you’ve known this for an embarrassingly long time, yet […]

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Cats, Dogs: Itchy Ouchy Ointment for Winter Paw Care

Winter weather can be very tough on your dogs paws if you live in the north. With the onset of ice and snow comes salt to melt the ice. This salt can cause havoc with your dog’s paws. Prolonged contact with road salt and other chemical deicers can cause severe chemical burns to your dog’s […]

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Dogs: Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is a gland that, in dogs, sits tucked up underneath the stomach. As a gland, its job is to secrete substances that aid in bodily functions. Most people know that the pancreas secretes insulin and helps regulate blood sugar. Too little insulin = diabetes. But the pancreas also secretes digestive enzymes that help […]

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Cats: Feline Heart Disease

Your veterinarian has just diagnosed your cat with a heart problem. If this is the case for you, it is very likely that, upon physical examination, your cat had a heart murmur, a very fast heart rate, or an abnormal heart rhythm. Heart disease is common in cats but can be difficult to diagnose. One […]

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