Immune Mediated Disease in Dogs

No pet owner ever wants to see their furry friend sick. That’s why it is critical to give them the proper nutrients they need for a strong and healthy immune system. Minor colds usually won’t need veterinary attention, however, if your dog has an immune mediated disease, symptoms and treatments will likely be much more…

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What to Do If Your Cat Has Bumps on His Skin

You’re sitting at home stroking your cat’s fur after a long day when you feel it: raised bumps on the surface of his skin. It’s easy to jump to conclusions and believe these bumps, or lumps, signify a tumor. But don’t fret; bumps on your cat’s skin do not always spell feline cancer. There are…

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Cat Paralysis: Causes, Symptoms, & Management

One moment, your cat is leaping in bounds; the next, struggling to move about. What could have happened? Cats are sprightly animals: a feat which requires proper communication between the nerves in the brain to the nerves in the spinal cord, or the central nervous system. Any trauma to this pathway can result in a…

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Symptoms of Cancer in Cats

Symptoms of cancer in cats can be very broad and hard to uncover. Whether it’s a subtle change in appetite or abnormal behavior, paying close attention to your pet’s overall demeanor is key to their overall health. Depending on the type and severity, identifying signs of a health issue in your cat can be quite…

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Depression in Dogs: Is Your Dog Feeling Blue?

Dogs have their good days and their bad days, just like with humans. If it seems like your dog is having more bad days than good – there may be a deeper issue at hand. Dogs can experience a change in their mood just like humans do, but they can also suffer from an ongoing…

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How to Tell if Your Cat Has Cancer

Cancer is perhaps the scariest word in the dictionary. Everyone knows someone who has suffered through the disease. It affects friends, family, loved ones and – pets. In fact, cancer is the number one disease-related killer of pets. One in five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime. Cancer in cats can be difficult to…

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Pancreatic Cancer in Cats: Signs & Symptoms

There are few things scarier than cancer. In most cases, it happens without any visible cause. And scarier yet, cancer can take hold long before any symptoms reveal themselves. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease for both humans and cats. However, if the disease is detected early enough, the prognosis…

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Skin Cancer in Cats: Recognizing the Signs

When most people think about skin cancer, they normally picture fair-skinned people who spend a lot of time in the sun. They remind themselves to lather up in sunblock before going to the beach, the golf course, or even out for a walk. Skin cancer is responsible for 40% of cancer cases worldwide in humans.…

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Cat Coughing: Causes & Treatment

Cats are purposeful, quiet, self-sufficient and sometimes clandestine animals. They often seem to appear out of nowhere to jump on the magazine you’re reading, or knock a plant off your table for sport. They show up at your door with a bird they caught as a gift to you, showing off their hunting skills. They…

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Feline Lymphoma: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

For anyone who owns a pet, being aware of certain types of diseases is crucial to maintaining their quality of life in the event that they’re sick. Lymphoma is a type of cancer frequently diagnosed in cats. Invading the blood cells, it is a cancer that originates in the lymphocyte cells, which play a vital…

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