Can Your Dog Get a Cold?

“Achoo!” Ah, the all-too familiar sound of a co-worker or family member coming down with a cold. While humans pass the cold virus to one another, is it possible that your dog could come down with the very same illness? Common Symptoms of a Dog Cold To answer that first question in one word: no.…

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Allergic Dermatitis in Cats

Your cat’s skin is one of the largest and hardest working organs in their body. Not only does it protect delicate organs and maintain body temperature, but it creates oily secretions as well as hair and claws. Like other organs, the skin is prone to a number of issues. These conditions are called dermatitis and…

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Causes of Vomiting & Diarrhea in Cats

For any pet owner, a vomiting cat or a cat with diarrhea is cause for concern. Since cats are vulnerable to a wide variety of different causes of an upset stomach, chances are, one or both has happened to your pet, but it’s often hard to know what to do. Do you rush them into…

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What to Do If Your Dog Has a Fever

Have you noticed that your four-legged friend hasn’t been feeling himself lately? You know he must be sick because he is coughing, you’ve noticed he’s been a bit lethargic, and despite his warm ears, he is shivering. Your pet has a fever, or in medical terms, pyrexia. Fevers have many different symptoms, causes, and treatments…

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Glaucoma in Cats: Causes, Signs, & Treatment

Similar to glaucoma in humans or glaucoma in dogs, feline glaucoma occurs when the fluid inside the eye, located directly behind the lens, builds up and does not drain properly. This fluid is called aqueous humor, and is not to be confused with tears which coat the outside of the eye. Tears and aqueous humor…

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Signs of Dementia in Cats & How to Manage

Can cats get dementia? Unfortunately, yes they can. Just as aging humans can develop dementia, your beloved pets can also decline mentally as they age. In fact, cat dementia has many similarities to human Alzheimer’s disease, with the causes and symptoms just as puzzling. Health complications and disorders are inevitable in aging cats, and cat…

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Common Causes of Aggression in Dogs

Do you dread taking your dog for a walk because you know if he sees another dog he will start barking, growling, or lunging towards them? You wonder why your cute and cuddly pal all of a sudden turns aggressive when he goes outside. There are many underlying factors that can cause aggression in your…

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New Kitten Checklist

Congratulations! If you’re reading this, chances are 1) you’re in the process of adding a kitten to your home, or 2) you’re reading this while your new kitten scampers around and you’re frantically trying to piece together what it is you need to raise said feline right. This helpful checklist is designed to help you…

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Cat Not Eating? Causes of Appetite Loss in Cats

Some cats are picky about what they eat. Our furry friends can be very particular about what they put into their bodies. But what about a kitty that won’t eat at all? That can be a big problem. What’s The Big Deal? If your cat isn’t eating, their body has to use their reserve of…

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Cat Leukemia Virus: Causes, Signs, & Treatment

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is one of the most common infectious diseases in cats, being encountered by two to three percent of all cats in the U.S. Leukemia is also the second leading killer of cats, behind only trauma. The disease kills 85 percent of persistently infected cats within three years of diagnosis. Leukemia can…

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