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Should Pet Owners Adopt Homeopathy?
Homeopathic treatments are currently approved by the Royal College of Veterinarians (RCVS), but a new petition by vet Danny Chambers aims to ban their use, due to fears that such remedies don’t really work, and instead may lead to undue suffering to...
Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs
Degenerative myelopathy is a degenerative disease of the spinal cord that begins in older adulthood and progresses slowly until dogs are no longer able to walk unassisted....
Common Canine Skin Conditions
Familiarizing yourself with common canine skin irritations and diseases is important to your pet’s health. Certain skin problems could be sign of a more serious underlying issue, such as physical pain, discomfort, or infection....
Symptoms and Treatment of Lyme Disease in Dogs
Lyme disease in dogs is caused by a bacterium known as Borrelia Burgdorferi and it was first found in 1984. The bacteria are passed on by ticks and the main tick is known as the Ixodes which can affect dogs just like it can affect humans. ...
Parasites in Your Fish Pond – What to Look for? And What Treatments are Available?
Parasites can cause a variety of issues in your pond including serious health problems for your fish. There are a number of different types of parasite that pond keepers need to be aware. By identifying the presence of these parasites early, you can save...
4th of July Safety for Your Pets
Many Americans celebrate our nation’s Independence Day barbequing and relaxing with loved ones. When the sun goes down, it is a tradition gather together to admire and enjoy the bright-colored flashes of fireworks that light up our night sky. You might...
Arthritis in Dogs
Joint problems are not uncommon in dogs, especially those of older age. From playing fetch to jumping on the couch, canines may experience joint pain that can result from underlying joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis....
Understanding Hyperthyroidism in Cats
As a pet owner, it is important to know your cat’s normal behavior to recognize subtle changes that may lead to serious health issues. For example, weight loss, an increased appetite, and thirst that progress over time could be a sign of hyperthyroidism—the...
Dental Hygiene in Dogs and Cats
Most of us know oral hygiene can play a critical role in a person’s overall health; but did you know the same applies for your furry friends?...
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Recognizing irregular behavior is one of the most common methods pet owners use to determine if their cat may be sick or in pain. One behavior that should be closely regulated is urinary behavior. ...
Common Feline Skin Conditions
Being familiar with the signs of common skin irritations and diseases in your feline companion is important for your cat’s health. Certain skin problems could be sign of a more complicated underlying issue, such as physical pain, discomfort, or infection....
Treating and Preventing Fleas in Your Pets
When dog and cat owners notice their pet excessively scratching, biting, and licking, many of them associate these signs with fleas. With so many products on the market for flea treatment and prevention, finding the right product to treat your pet and...
The Health Benefits of Owning a Dog
Dogs are funny, uplifting and sometimes seem to understand us in a way no other human can. Over and over again, science is continuing to prove that our furry friends offer us much more than companionship....
Kennel Cough in Dogs
Like humans, dogs can experience a noisy, dry cough caused by an irritated throat. However, persistent coughing paired with a fever, nasal or ocular discharge, or loss of voice may be symptoms of a more serious condition, such as kennel cough....
Preventing Diabetes in Dogs
Diabetes mellitus, also called sugar diabetes, is becoming more prevalent in today’s society. Like humans, dogs can develop diabetes and may need medical care throughout their lifetime to manage the disease....
 
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