Chronic Ear Infections (Chronic Otitis) in Cats

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Chronic otitis is basically a long-lasting ear infection that can affect any cat, causing itchy, painful ears. Quite a few things can cause the disease — parasites, allergies, growths, and more — which is progressive and can lead to rupture of the eardrum or even permanent narrowing of the ear . . . → Read More: Chronic Ear Infections (Chronic Otitis) in Cats

Contact Your Veterinarian When Your Dog Shows These Signs

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The following information may help you decide which conditions are absolute emergencies, and which ones may let you take a “wait and see” attitude. If your dog is sick or injured and you are unsure of the severity of the condition, it is always best to err on the side . . . → Read More: Contact Your Veterinarian When Your Dog Shows These Signs

How To Treat A Sebaceous Cyst On A Cat

By Dr. TB Thompson | Article Featured on Pet Life Today

When you’re cuddling with your cat, you expect to feel soft, smooth fur, not lumps and bumps! It’s alarming to feel unidentified bumps under your cat’s skin. If you’ve been told by your vet your cat has a sebaceous cyst, you may still . . . → Read More: How To Treat A Sebaceous Cyst On A Cat

5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

By Paula Fitzsimmons | Article Featured on PetMD

You already know that not taking care of your dog’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease, a condition that results in bleeding gums, bad breath, and ultimately tooth loss. “Periodontal disease starts under the gum line with a substance called plaque, which is made up of . . . → Read More: 5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

Why Does My Dog Shake His Head Even Though His Ears Are Clean?

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Have you caught your dog shaking his head a lot? Do you often see him tilting his head to one side? Is he constantly doing this even though his ears seem clean?

Unfortunately you won’t always be able to see what’s irritating your dog’s ears with the naked eye, . . . → Read More: Why Does My Dog Shake His Head Even Though His Ears Are Clean?

Why Do My Dog’s Ears Smell Bad?

By Matt Soniak | Featured on PetMD

Dogs bring a lot of joy into our homes, but they also bring an array of odors to contend with. We’re used to many of them, from bad breath and “Frito feet” to farts and wet dog smell. But what about a funky smell coming from a . . . → Read More: Why Do My Dog’s Ears Smell Bad?

Abscesses and Bite Wounds in Cats and Dogs

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Pets have a way of getting into trouble with one another. And when the seemingly inevitable altercations ensue, fangs and fur can fly. Unfortunately, a great many of these cases end in abscesses. A bite-wound abscess forms when the body can’t remove infection, inflammation, and damaged cells fast enough after . . . → Read More: Abscesses and Bite Wounds in Cats and Dogs

Outbreak of Pet Store Puppy-Related Infection Reported in 12 States

Article by Aly Semigran | Found on PetMD

Yet another reason to be extremely wary of adopting a puppy from a pet store: over the past year, there has been an outbreak of Campylobacteriosis (an infectious disease caused by the Campylobacter bacteria) in 12 states, stemming from Petland store locations.

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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