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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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Emergency Alert: Recognizing And Treating Urinary Blockages In Cats

Cats

Urinary blockages in cats can turn a routine day into a critical emergency. Alarmingly, it is estimated that up to 10% of male cats may experience a urinary blockage at some point in their lives, often being fatal. Quick recognition and immediate veterinary intervention are crucial to prevent severe complications for your whiske...

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Chip Your Pet Month: Answers to Common Microchipping Questions

May is Chip Your Pet Month, a time to spread awareness about the importance of microchipping your furry (or feathered or scaled!) friend. And to celebrate this month-long event, we’d like to share the answers to some of the most common questions we hear about this potentially life-saving procedure. A microchip is a tiny rice-siz...

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Tackling the Tumbleweeds: A Guide to Cat Hairballs

Cats

Ah, the joys of cat ownership: the purring, the playful attacks on your toes, and, of course, the occasional surprise hairball on your carpet. If you've ever been serenaded by the unmistakable sound of your cat hacking up a hairball, you're not alone. While often considered a normal part of cat ownership, hairballs hold a fascin...

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All About Lyme Disease

Dogs

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that affects both humans and dogs. It’s prevalent in many areas of the United States, particularly in the Northeast, Midwest, and Pacific Coast. With summer approaching and our furry companions spending more time outdoors, understanding Lyme disease and how to protect your dog becomes even m...

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Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV): What Every Cat Owner Should Know

Cats

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) stands as one of the most significant causes of illness and mortality among domestic cats worldwide. FeLV influences not just their health, but also how we care for our cats. This complex virus, once considered a death sentence, is now better understood, offering hope for our furry felines through ea...

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