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Helping You Adjust to Your Pet’s New Abilities: Managing Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders are diseases that affect the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves (nerve after it exits the spinal cord). Symptoms range from seizures, head tilt, unsteady gait, weakness or complete paralysis of one or more limbs, decreased sensation in … Continue reading

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Protect Your Pets From The Cold

Cold Weather Is Here:  Fewer and fewer pets live outside as the human animal bond gets stronger.  Many of our family pets have migrated from our backyards to our bedrooms.  But, for those pets that live outside or stay out for … Continue reading

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FDA: Bones Not a Great Treat For Your Dog

Bones aren’t a great treat for your dog, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says. It’s understandable that you’d want to pamper your pooch. But if you’re doing so with bone treats, you (could be) actually risking its life. That’s … Continue reading

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5 Facts About Ear inflammation and Infection in Dogs

“Otitis externa” is the fancy medical term for inflammation or infection of your pet’s outer ear canal. Here are some things some folks believe about recurring ear problems … and the facts. You might think … “All ear infections are … Continue reading

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What to do About Hot Spots in Dogs

The low-down on those itchy, inflamed  and painful (ouch!) areas on your dog’s  skin that he just won’t leave alone. Most dog owners are familiar with “hot spots” – unfortunately, their dogs are too. A hot spot is  an area … Continue reading

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The Truth About Heartworm Disease in Cats and Dogs

Heartworm disease is a very serious disease in both cats and dogs, but the unique physiology of each species means that it is really two very different diseases. As you learn about the similarities and differences here, however, remember the … Continue reading

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Adipose (Lipoma) Tumors

These notes are provided to help you understand the diagnosis or possible diagnosis of cancer in your pet. For general information on cancer in pets ask for our handout “What is Cancer”. Your veterinarian may suggest certain tests to help … Continue reading

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Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

What is congestive heart failure? Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a term that refers to the heart’s inability to pump adequate blood to the body. There are many causes of CHF in dogs. The two most common causes are mitral … Continue reading

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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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Degenerative Disc Disease in Dogs

What is a disc, and what is its purpose? The spinal cord is one of the most important and sensitive organ systems in the body. If it is damaged, the nerve cells do not regenerate but are replaced with fibrous … Continue reading

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