Kidney Disease in Cats: What Cat Owners Should Know

Article Found on PetHealthNetwork

Perhaps the most important thing to know about kidney diseasein cats is that way too many cats are affected by it. In fact, studies show that 1 in 3 cats suffer from kidney disease, reports Dr. Celeste Clements. Cats can get kidney disease for any number of underlying reasons, and . . . → Read More: Kidney Disease in Cats: What Cat Owners Should Know

Reverse zoonosis: Can you make your pet sick?

Article by Tim Newman | Found on MedicalNewsToday

For good reason, there is a great deal of interest in the transmission of diseases from animals to humans. Recently, however, medical researchers have started to ask the opposite question: can we make animals sick?

Swine and bird flu are two of the most recent and . . . → Read More: Reverse zoonosis: Can you make your pet sick?

5 Tips to Spot Heart Disease in Cats Sooner

Article Found on PetHealthNetwork | Written by Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM

Heart disease in kitties is sneaky business. Without any warning symptoms, it can lay a cat low with life threatening, and sometime even life ending issues. Why is feline heart disease so difficult to detect in its early stages? In part, it . . . → Read More: 5 Tips to Spot Heart Disease in Cats Sooner

What You Need To Know About Heartworm Disease

Posts by: Dr. Ruth MacPete, DVM | Article Featured on Pet Health Network

Dr. Ruth MacPete give you the facts on heartworm disease. For more from Dr. MacPete, find her on Facebook or at www.drruthpetvet.com!

What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is caused by the parasite Dirofilaria immitis, a type of roundworm that . . . → Read More: What You Need To Know About Heartworm Disease

Is Your Dog Losing His Hearing?

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?

All About Dog Warts: Types, Causes, and Treatments

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

The Difference Between FeLV and FIV

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

Natural Treatments for Managing Arthritis in Dogs

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

Diabetes in Dogs and Cats: Everything You Need to Know

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

Lyme Disease Cases Increase 560% in Dogs

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