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When heart meds don’t work in dogs

September 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

What heart meds? A common medication that is prescribed to humans and pets with heart disease is called an ACE inhibitor. This stands for angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. This medication targets (and inhibits) the [...]

How common are FIV and Feline Leukemia in US Cats?

September 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

What are FIV and Leukemia? FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) are viruses that are transmitted from cat to cat usually by bite wounds (and they are more common in male feral [...]

Hard to diagnose K9 disease now easier

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

What Type of Disease? Hyperadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease) occurs when the immune system attacks the adrenal glands or the brain parts that control the adrenals. This immune-mediated disease (these types of diseases are on the rise [...]

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    Super Sozo the Blind Rescue Pit bull Sozo and his brother were brought in to the ER one night after having been beaten with lead pipes. [...]

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    Chronic Vomiting in Cats

    We’ve all been there.  In the wee hours of the morning, bare foot, half asleep, you step onto a cold squishy mess on the floor.  [...]

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    What are seizures? Seizures are events of involuntary muscle spasms or twitching motions due to abnormal electrical brain activity.  They can be generalized (the whole [...]

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    Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

    What is brachycephalic airway syndrome? Imagine you have a delicious shake or smoothie in front of you and you can only drink it with a [...]

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    Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

    A UTI is a bacterial infection of any part of the urinary tract although it is typically used to refer to a bladder infection or [...]