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Discovering Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Dogs

Heartworm. It's more than just a buzzword you hear at your vet's office; it's a condition that could impact your dog's health and happiness for the rest of their lives. Every dog, from the tiniest Chihuahua to the towering Great Dane, is at risk of heartworm disease. Geography plays a role, with areas having high mosquito popula...

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A Veterinarian’s Breakdown of Cat Heartworm

Cats

As veterinarians, we see a wide range of health concerns in our feline friends. One potential threat often overlooked by cat owners is heartworm disease. While less common in cats than dogs, heartworm infection still poses a serious health risk. Understanding the prevalence of this disease in cats, along with the importance of p...

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Senior Dog Care: A Focus on Silver Snouts and Aging Dog Wellness

Dogs

As our loyal companions enter their golden years, their care needs evolve, and as a dedicated veterinarian, I'm here to guide you through this journey. Aging is a natural process, and with it comes changes that may affect your dog's health, behavior, and overall quality of life. But fear not, with the right support and care, you...

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Cat Thyroid Issues: Understanding Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism

Cats

As a veterinarian, I often encounter feline patients struggling with thyroid issues that can significantly impact their cat’s health and quality of life. Two primary thyroid disorders affect cats: hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Understanding these conditions, their symptoms, and treatment options can help cat owners provide...

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A Veterinarian’s Guide To Cushing Disease In Dogs

Dogs

Cushing's disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, is a condition that has both puzzled and concerned dog owners for years. It's a disorder characterized by the overproduction of cortisol by the adrenal glands. This hormone, cortisol, plays a critical role in managing stress, weight, infection, and blood sugar levels. It hel...

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Easing the Ache: Understanding Arthritis in Cats

Cats

Do you notice your silver-snouted feline isn’t feeling as adventurous as they once were? Does it seem a little harder for them to jump to their favorite sun spot, or maybe chasing the laser isn’t as fun as it used to be? There is a possibility your feline friend is struggling with arthritis, a condition often associated with dog...

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