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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Continuing our discussion on autoimmune diseases, this blog will tackle the lupus, which is more formally called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or SLE.  SLE is an autoimmune disease that can b...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
A middle-aged Cocker Spaniel is brought into the veterinary clinic with a complaint of two days of lethargy, decreased appetite and weakness. A physical exam reveals pale mucous membranes with the pro...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
The immune system is a marvelous thing. It is a complex interaction between cells and chemicals that allows the body to fight infections. It is constantly changing and learning, based on exposures to ...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Most pet owners have heard of parvovirus in dogs, a dreaded, life-threatening gastrointestinal virus. Did you know that cats can get a parvovirus too?  This is not the same as the canine virus, b...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Did you know that dogs and cats can sometimes need pacemakers? It is rare, but there are pets who have some help to keep their hearts beating in a normal rhythm – including Emma, a 5-year-old Grey...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
The warmer months bring lazy days in the sun, trips to the beach and the incessant “lick, lick, lick” of a dog with itchy feet. Sound familiar? Because anyone who has ever lived with a dog...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
Our parasites series has previously touched on intestinal parasites and pests pet parents can get from four-legged family members. For this last blog, we'll wrap it up with another worm  – w...
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  • Posted by Dr. Nina Mantione on
    Staff Veterinarian and Underwriting Support of Petplan
In the last blog, we looked at intestinal parasites overall, but a few of those nasty buggers are also dangerous to pet parents, as well. A few of the parasites mentioned are considered “zoon...
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Visit your vet at least once a year to keep your pet protected from preventable diseases.