By College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University | Article Featured on ModernDog
Pets can experience hearing loss just like humans. Hearing loss in pets may be the result of disease, old age, or the pet may even be born deaf. No matter the cause, pets with hearing loss can still . . . → Read More: Is Your Dog Losing His Hearing?
By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD
Canine viral papillomatosis sounds serious, doesn’t it? Actually, the term is just a technical description for warts (papillomas) in dogs. While a diagnosis of dog warts is rarely dire, the condition is worth your attention, primarily so you don’t confuse warts in dogs with other, . . . → Read More: All About Dog Warts: Types, Causes, and Treatments
Of all infectious diseases in cats, few are as feared as FeLV and FIV—and with good reason.
Between 2-4% of feline population in the U.S. harbors one or both of these potentially fatal viruses. Many clinics use an in-house test that checks for both viruses at the same time, and most wellness conversations about . . . → Read More: The Difference Between FeLV and FIV
By Aly Semigran
Arthritis (or more specifically, osteoarthritis) in dogs is a common condition that occurs in many canines as a result of injury, developmental disorders, or the wear and tear of aging. This painful ailment is caused by abnormal changes in a dog’s joints and results in chronic inflammation. Dogs suffering from arthritis . . . → Read More: Natural Treatments for Managing Arthritis in Dogs
Certain triggers cause us vet types to start thinking in overdrive during our examinations of pets. A seemingly innocent question, like “How’s his appetite? Has he been drinking more or less than usual?” can actually represent a significant clue in our hunt for answers. A dog or cat, for example, who suddenly starts drinking . . . → Read More: Diabetes in Dogs and Cats: Everything You Need to Know
Article By Malia Friesen | Featured on PetMD
Ticks! My first reaction is Eww! Even as a Licensed veterinary technician, bugs, worms, and other creepy crawly things give me the heebie-jeebies. The thought of my pets dragging these little critters into my home is close to a nightmare for me. My pets sleep in . . . → Read More: Lyme Disease Cases Increase 560% in Dogs
Article by Dr. Lorie Huston | Featured on PetMD
Toxoplasmosis is a disease that frequently attracts media attention because it can infect people. In fact, the disease can be quite serious for pregnant women and potentially for immunosuppressed individuals as well. We know that cats can shed the organisms that cause toxoplasmosis in their . . . → Read More: Cats, Cat Poop, and Toxoplasmosis
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Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis
Kennel cough, the common name given to infectious canine tracheobronchitis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease among dogs. As the name suggests, it is typified by inflammation of the trachea and bronchi. This disease is found throughout the world and is known to infect a high percentage . . . → Read More: Does My Dog Have Kennel Cough?
Article by Dr. Lorie Huston | Featured on WebMD
Learn about the most common diseases and illnesses prevalent in older cats. Diagnosing illnesses early is the first step in helping your pet live a long and healthy life!
Chronic renal (kidney) disease.Disease affecting the kidneys is a common affliction in older cats. Essentially, . . . → Read More: Seven Most Common Illnesses in Senior Cats
By Valerie Trumps
Heartworm infection is preventable, both through common sense measures and preventive medication. But the biggest prevention factor is an informed pet parent. Before you ignore the danger by thinking your cat or dog is safe from these pesky parasites, check out the following common myths to get the honest . . . → Read More: 10 Myths About Heartworms