The Difference Between FeLV and FIV

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) in Cats

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease in cats which carries a high mortality due to its characteristic aggressiveness and nonresponsiveness to fever, along with other complications. This disease is comparatively high in multi-cat households as compared to those with a single cat. It is difficult to . . . → Read More: Coronavirus in Cats

Bacterial Infection (Pyoderma) of the Skin in Dogs

Pyoderma in Dogs

When a dog’s skin is cut or wounded, there is an increased risk of infection. Pyoderma refers to a bacterial infection of the skin that is very common in dogs. Lesions and pustules (inflamed pus-filled swelling) on the skin, and in some cases partial hair loss, often characterize the infection. Treatment . . . → Read More: Bacterial Infection (Pyoderma) of the Skin in Dogs

How To Tell If Your Dog Has Ringworm

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Dermatophytosis is the medical term for a parasitic fungal infection that affects the skin, hair, and/or nails (claws). The most commonly isolated fungal organisms are Microsporum canis (more commonly referred to as ringworm), Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Microsporum gypseum. This disease occurs in dogs, cats, and other mammals. It is diagnosed . . . → Read More: How To Tell If Your Dog Has Ringworm

Canine Herpes Virus Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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by Jessica Vogelsang, DVM

When you hear the word “herpes,” most people automatically think of the human version of the disease. More specifically, they think of herpes simplex virus, which comes in two forms: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Although this dominates our attention, the family of herpes viruses is much larger . . . → Read More: Canine Herpes Virus Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Do You Recognize the Symptoms of BOAS?

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When I first met Apollo, my family’s boxer, I have to admit I was reluctant to consider adopting him. Not only was he very sick at the time, but he was (and still is) a boxer — a breed with more than their fair share of . . . → Read More: Do You Recognize the Symptoms of BOAS?

5 Common Cat Skin Problems

ITCHY CAT? HOW TO IDENTIFY AND RESOLVE SKIN PROBLEMS IN CATS

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Cats are known as secretive beings, and as any cat owner knows they can be very good at hiding the early signs of disease. But even the most stoic cat can have a hard . . . → Read More: 5 Common Cat Skin Problems

Six Tips for Treating Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats

Ear Infections: The Problem No One Wants to Deal With

By Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM

Ear Infections are one of the most common canine and feline health problems, but that doesn’t mean veterinarians and owners are all that good at treating them.

Ear Infections Are Typically the Result of Another Problem

In most cases, . . . → Read More: Six Tips for Treating Ear Infections in Dogs and Cats