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General: Tracheal Collapse – Airway obstruction in dogs

 Collapsing Trachea—what are the options? Collapsing trachea is a common medical problem seen mostly in small breed dogs. It is the number one cause of airway obstruction in dogs. The trachea (windpipe) is made up of stiff cartilage rings through which the air is transported in and out of the lungs. If the rings are […]

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Customer Stories: Sandy’s victory against kidney disease

Four months ago, Sandy’s mom was given the devastating news that her beloved nine-year-old Yorkshire Terrier had kidney disease. There was more bad news to come for this long-time dog lover who lives in Illinois. Sandy had congestive heart failure and was overweight. The vet talked to Sandy’s mom about facing the harsh reality that […]

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Customer Stories: Brothers reunited after Cushing’s disease

About a year ago, Geraldine returned from a holiday to her home in Benbrook, Texas, to find Sterling, her three-year-old Miniature Schnauzer, in very poor condition. The dog was severely dehydrated and lethargic. A family member had rushed Sterling to the vet as he was having spasms. After running a series of tests, Sterling’s mom […]

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Cats, Dogs: 10 Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

The first summer long weekend is behind us and with several more long weekends ahead we should put some thought into traveling with your pet safely. When the weather is nice more of us travel with our pets there are potential dangers we should be aware of. Here are some tips to make car travel […]

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Customer Stories: Miracle for Tux’s kidney disease

Two years ago, Kendall bought a new water fountain for his favourite furry friend, Tux. Not too long after, Tux, a strictly indoor cat, started drinking from the fountain all the time. At first, dad did not think much of it, but when his seven-year-old beloved cat started losing weight, he got worried and took […]

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Cats, Dogs: The Essential Pet First Aid Kit

This blog offers preventative care to take care of your pets in times of need, including the essential pet first aid kit! Pet Specific Supplies Pet first-aid book Phone numbers: your veterinarian, the nearest emergency-veterinary clinic (along with directions!) and a poison-control centre or hotline (such as the ASPCA poison-control centre, which can be reached at […]

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Customer Stories: Tanner recovers from kidney disease

Robin has worked in an animal shelter for the last 15 years in Illinois, and she has seen it all. She recently took Tanner home, a spaniel who had been diagnosed with kidney disease. The dog had been on fluids, I.V.s, and every medication that was available, with no results. “I took him home to […]

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Customer Stories: SPARK gives Flip new legs

Flip had a rough start in her life. Born with a rear leg deformity, the three-year-old cat could not use her back leg, and her paw was flipped outward. Yet, the sweet Flip was managing to hop around the house, and lived a happy life with her mom, a long-time cat lover in Suffolk, Virginia. […]

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Customer Stories: A new kidney disease-free life for Catabury

Catabury had a rough start. He was found in a dumpster with his brothers in Pahrump, Nevada. He was just one day old. He was lucky enough to meet Natalie, a long-time cat lover, who adopted the sweet kitty and brought him back to life. Because Catabury did not receive his mamma’s essential nutrients at […]

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Customer Stories: Gunner overcomes Cushing’s disease

Pam, a resident of British Columbia, noticed that Gunner, her 10-year old Blue Heeler started drinking more water, developed a voracious appetite, and urinated at night while he was sleeping. At first, Pam thought  that the dog was suffering from a bladder infection or a kidney disease. After numerous blood tests, X-rays, and an ultrasound, […]

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