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May 3, 2023

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a medical condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the bladder and urethra. Most incidents of FLUTD are caused […]
April 19, 2023

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

The thyroid gland helps to regulate the body’s metabolism by producing hormones. Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. In dogs, hypothyroidism is commonly diagnosed between the […]
March 17, 2023

Kidney Disease in Pets

The kidneys are remarkable and complex organs that serves many essential functions. Essential kidney functions: Remove protein wastes and toxins from the body. Balance the body’s […]
February 3, 2023

Chocolate Toxicity

Ingestion of chocolate can be a deadly mistake for dogs and cats. Chocolate (cacao) contains the substances caffeine and theobromine.  These substances can have detrimental effects […]
January 5, 2023

Corneal Ulceration

Description A corneal ulcer occurs when the protective surface layer of the eye’s cornea is lost or damaged. Corneal ulcers range from superficial abrasions and small […]
November 2, 2022


The pancreas lies in the abdomen adjacent to the stomach and small intestine. The organ is vital for digestion and metabolism. The pancreas produces digestive enzymes […]
October 11, 2022

Liver Disease in Dogs

The liver is a remarkable and complex organ that serves many essential functions: Metabolizing proteins, fats, and carbohydrates Storing essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients Producing bile […]
September 2, 2022

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is a common disease of the thyroid gland in cats caused by increased production of thyroid hormones by enlarged glands. The excess in circulating thyroid […]
August 9, 2022

Periodontal Disease & Your Pet

Periodontal disease can have a significant impact on a pet’s general well being. Pets with Periodontal disease are living with chronic oral infection and pain. The […]
June 30, 2022

Seizures – Epilepsy

Seizures are sudden neurological events that cause changes in consciousness and involuntary movements. Seizures may manifest in many ways, but the clinical signs are usually the […]
May 31, 2022

Diabetes Mellitus

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic endocrine disease characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Glucose comes from your pet’s diet and is required by […]
April 29, 2022

Rabbit & Guinea Pig Gastrointestinal (GI) Stasis

What is it? GI Stasis is a potentially fatal condition in rabbits and guinea pigs where the digestive system slows down or stops completely. When the […]
April 14, 2022

Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis (Kennel Cough)

Description Canine infectious tracheobronchitis (Kennel Cough), also known as kennel cough, results from infection of the respiratory tract with one or more viruses and bacteria. It […]
February 1, 2022

Otitis Externa (Ear Infection)

Otitis Externa is the medical term for an infection and inflammation of the external ear canal.  Otitis is a very common malady of cats and dogs […]
August 22, 2021

Litter Box Etiquette

Most people take litter box use for granted. Our domestic cat’s ancestors would have never chosen to use small plastic boxes filled with a perfumed substrate […]
August 22, 2021

Food Allergies

Food allergy is one of the five most common allergies or hypersensitivities known to affect dogs. In a pet with an allergy, the immune system overreacts […]
August 22, 2021


Description Cryptosporidiosis is an intestinal disease that causes chronic diarrhea in many animal species, including dogs, cats, farm animals, and humans. Causes Cryptosporidium species are microscopic, […]

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