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Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in Dogs

Even dogs eating healthy diets can suffer from diabetes. As with diabete...
Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis in Cats

Feline arthritis can be caused by injury, infection, an autoimmune disor...
A Pet Owner's Guide to Flea Control

A Pet Owner's Guide to Flea Control

Adult fleas are only part of the problem. Immature fleas (eggs and larva...
Allergy Testing

Allergy Testing

Allergy testing is most commonly performed to determine if a pet has ato...
Chronic Otitis/Chronic Ear Infection in Dogs

Chronic Otitis/Chronic Ear Infection in Dogs

Chronic otitis is basically a long-lasting ear infection that can affect...

Common Symptoms

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My Pet Won't Stop Chewing, Scratching, and Licking His Skin. What's Going On?

My Pet Won't Stop Chewing, Scratching, and Licking His Skin. What's Going On?

Licking, chewing, scratching, and self-biting are common symptoms in pet...
My Pet Won't Stop Eating Grass. What's Going On?

My Pet Won't Stop Eating Grass. What's Going On?

Who hasn’t wondered, “Why does my pet eat grass?” The truth is the...
My Pet Has Bad Breath. What's Happening to Cause It?

My Pet Has Bad Breath. What's Happening to Cause It?

Simple chronic halitosis. Whether we’re talking humans or pets, bad br...
My Pet Has Itchy Ears. What's Going On?

My Pet Has Itchy Ears. What's Going On?

Though it seems a small thing, an intensely itchy ear can be maddening f...
I Found Lumps and Bumps on My Pet. How Serious Is It?

I Found Lumps and Bumps on My Pet. How Serious Is It?

We’ve been there: Your pet seems fine, and then all of a sudden, a new...

Home Pet Care

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Caring for Your Pet After Surgery

Caring for Your Pet After Surgery

Once your pet is out of the operating room and on his way home, it’s u...
10 Ways to Help an Arthritic Dog

10 Ways to Help an Arthritic Dog

When your dog is in pain, you want to help him feel better — fast. Luc...
Bee Stings in Dogs

Bee Stings in Dogs

Just like in people, a bee sting can be serious; dogs are more likely to...
How to Keep Your Dog Happy on Crate Rest

How to Keep Your Dog Happy on Crate Rest

If you were told you needed to be on bed rest for the next few weeks to
Dental Denial: How Pet Owners Get It Wrong

Dental Denial: How Pet Owners Get It Wrong

Yesterday was a Thursday. Which can only mean one thing in my book: teet...

Understanding Pet Behavior

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Aggression in Cats

Aggression in Cats

Cats become aggressive and lash out at or attack other pets –– and p...
Aggression in Dogs

Aggression in Dogs

Dogs can become aggressive and bark, growl, lunge at, and even attack ot...
4 Tactics to Curb Unwanted Barking

4 Tactics to Curb Unwanted Barking

Of all dog behaviors, barking may be the most complex. It can be both hi...
10 Ways to Manage Cat Separation Anxiety

10 Ways to Manage Cat Separation Anxiety

Q: I have a social cat who enjoys company, but I travel often and he bec...
How Can I Get My Dog to Stop Nipping at My Fingers and Toes?

How Can I Get My Dog to Stop Nipping at My Fingers and Toes?

Q. My dog loves to nip at my fingers and toes. I know she’s just p...

Veterinary Pet Care

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Ear (Aural) Hematoma

Ear (Aural) Hematoma

An aural hematoma is a pool of blood that collects between the skin and
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Cats

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Cats

When the heart can’t deliver enough blood to the body and fluid conseq...
Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in Dogs

Even dogs eating healthy diets can suffer from diabetes. As with diabete...
Canine Distemper

Canine Distemper

Prevention is the key with this disease. Distemper in dogs is caused by
Canine Distemper Combination Vaccines for Dogs

Canine Distemper Combination Vaccines for Dogs

Ever wonder what that alphabet soup of letters in your dog’s diste...