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What would you do if your pet's heart suddenly stopped working
properly? February is the month of National Heart Awareness and
Valentine's Day. February should also be a reminder for pet owners
to educate themselves on their pet's heart health. The best place
to start is your veterinarian.
If your pet has an irregular heartbeat or low heart rate it
should be evaluated... (Read More)
It may be surprising for some to learn that the skin infection
known as ringworm, or dermatophytosis, is not actually a worm or
parasite at all, but a fungus. The lesion will not always be in the
shape of a ring, but it will appear scaly in the center with a red
irritated color on the periphery.
"Household pets generally pick up the disease from other
animals. Where t... (Read More)
Imagine feeling ill and not being able to properly express it.
The language barrier causes many pets to feel this way toward their
owners. It is important to know the signs indicative of pain in
your pet so that you can help them with their treatment, even if
they can't help identify their
According to Dr. Mark Stickney, clinical as... (Read More)
It's the week after the holidays. You received everything you
wanted this year… and then some. A well-meaning relative decided
that you needed a new pet in your life and gifted accordingly. What
are you going to do now?
Mark Stickney, clinical associate professor at the Texas A&M
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, says that
whether or not yo... (Read More)
The new job is wonderful - the salary is great, and you love the
office. However, there happens to be a catch - it requires that you
move to another country. The place is lovely, and it is perfect for
your family. But can you take little Fluffy with you?
Will she be happy with the new place? Moving is a
difficult time for us, but what about our pets?&... (Read More)
If your cat or dog is suffering from vomiting and diarrhea, it
may be that Fido or Fluffy are spending too much time at the
all-you-can-eat buffet. But vomiting and abdominal pain may
also indicate pancreatitis, a fairly common condition among cats
and dogs that can lead to severe complications and even death.
"Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the exocrine por... (Read More)
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