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Chronic Degenerative Valve Disease in Dogs

How does the normal heart work? The heart is the organ responsible for pumping blood to and from all tissues of the body.  The heart is divided into right and left sides.  The right side of the heart pumps oxygen-deficient … Continue reading

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Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs

What and where are the cruciate ligaments? The word cruciate means “to cross over” or “form a cross.” The cruciate ligaments are two bands of fibrous tissue located within each knee joint. They join the femur and tibia (the bones … Continue reading

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Hepatitis – Adenovirus Infection in Dogs

What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of the liver. As a specific disease, Infectious Canine Hepatitis (ICH) is a viral infection caused by a member of the Adenovirus family. Does it affect other animals or people? Other members … Continue reading

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Hypothyroidism in Dogs

What is the thyroid gland and what does it do? The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body. It is located in the neck near the trachea or “windpipe” and has two lobes, one on … Continue reading

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Dogs

My dog suddenly started asking to go outside very frequently. When I took her out, she squatted to urinate multiple times, like a male dog who is marking his territory. On walks, she did the same thing. It seemed like … Continue reading

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs – Joint Support with Nutraceuticals

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive, degenerative disease of the joints. It is one of the most common chronic diseases that affect dogs. By some estimates, 20% of dogs of all ages are affected by OA. What causes OA in dogs? … Continue reading

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Top 10 Obesity-Related Dog Conditions

Obesity seems to continue to grow in veterinary practices (no pun intended). Nationwide pet insurance reported an uptick in claims for obesity-related conditions in 2016. More than 1.3 million claims for more than $60 million amounted to a 23 percent … Continue reading

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Top 10 Obesity-Related Cat Conditions

Obesity seems to continue to grow in veterinary practices (no pun intended). Nationwide pet insurance reported an uptick in claims for obesity-related conditions in 2016. More than 1.3 million claims for more than $60 million amounted to a 23 percent … Continue reading

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Where Can I Shop With My Pet?

Do you take your pet everywhere? Ready for a socialization exercise?  Check out these canine-friendly stores that allow you to bring your pet when  you shop. Half Price Books Gander Mountain Academy Michaels Hobby Lobby Ross Sephora Tiffany & Co. … Continue reading

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How to Create Low-Stress Veterinary Visits for Cats

The ominous hissing, the mournful meows, the defensive scratching or biting, the upset bowels—feline stress is just plain unpleasant for cats and you. Many cats get stressed when it’s time for a veterinary visit. Thankfully, there are ways to help … Continue reading

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