MRSP: The Canine Superbug

Article by Jon Hardy | Featured on Veterinary Expert

Bacterial infections are amongst the top 3 skin conditions diagnosed in dogs and cats, and veterinary surgeons diagnose them on an almost daily basis. Interestingly, the bacteria responsible for these infections are usually present on the skin before problems arise, and only rarely do animals . . . → Read More: MRSP: The Canine Superbug

Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Article Featured on Veterinary Expert | By Elise Robertson

‘Chronic kidney disease’ is a term used to refer to cats with kidney insufficiency or failure. ‘Chronic’ simply means long term. ‘Insufficiency’ or ‘failure’ means that the kidneys are no longer able to adequately perform their normal tasks. ‘Chronic kidney failure’ refers to the situation . . . → Read More: Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

How to Socialize Your Pet

By Marie Suszynski | Article Featured on Everyday Health

Is your pet shy or a social butterfly? Many experts say that they key to having a well-behaved dog or cat is socialization — here’s how to get started.

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Does Your Pet Have a Fever? Here's How to Know — and What to Do About It If He Does

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Remember when you would feel sick and your mom would place her hand on your forehead to see if you had a fever? It’s not as easy to do that with pets, thanks to their fur coats. But knowing if your pet has a fever can help ensure that he . . . → Read More: Does Your Pet Have a Fever? Here’s How to Know — and What to Do About It If He Does

What Vaccines Does My Outdoor Cat Need?

The dreaded postcard just showed up in the mail—you know, the one from your veterinarian with all of the abbreviations of shots that your cat is due for.

It’s telling you that it’s time to load your cat up in the carrier, listen to 20 minutes of meowing in the car, endure waiting in . . . → Read More: What Vaccines Does My Outdoor Cat Need?

The Importance of Grooming Your Pet

Sure, brushing your pet’s hair and cleaning his teeth regularly will help him look his best, but it’s also important for his health. Here, a guide to help you get started. A good brushing and teeth cleaning can do your pet a world of good! Grooming provides you a chance to go over your . . . → Read More: The Importance of Grooming Your Pet

9 Secrets to Keeping Your Indoor Cat Happy

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“What vaccines should my cat get?” This is a question veterinarians hear on a fairly regular basis. Because of advances in science and vaccine technology, and a growing body of information about infectious diseases, the answer you may have gotten 15 years ago is different from the answer you will . . . → Read More: Cat Vaccine Recommendations

Foreign Body Surgery

A foreign body surgery is a procedure to remove an object from a pet’s digestive tract that will not pass through on its own. Diagnosis of a foreign body is usually made by physical examination and radiographs (X-rays). This is typically an emergency procedure that must be performed before injury occurs to the esophagus, . . . → Read More: Foreign Body Surgery

Helping Your Itchy Pet

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If your pet is forever scratching himself, he’s may be dealing with fleas, allergies or another medical problem. Here’s what you can do to help.

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6 Things in Your House That Could Be Triggering Your Pet’s Allergies

Did you know that your pet could be allergic to everything from their own beds to your other pets? Unfortunately, figuring out what could be causing allergies in your dog or cat can be a lengthy process—and a particularly hard one when dealing with household allergens.

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