Pet Health

Pet Health

On track: GPS units for pets

There are a growing number of options for tracking missing pets through small GPS transmitters that are fitted on a collar.
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Disease control: Dr. Rebecca Jackson explains leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can spread through interaction with other animals, but more commonly, dogs get it from the environment.
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Something smells fishy: conditions that cause a stink

Today we’ll address some of the common causes of funky pets – from head to toe – and how to get them back to smelling (and feeling) their best.
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5 common arrhythmias in dogs and cats

Abnormalities in the rhythm are called cardiac arrhythmias, and include slow heart rates, fast heart rates, and everything in between.
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Kid gloves: the cause and effect of kidney disease

Your pet’s kidneys are very, very busy. And when there is trouble with the kidneys, it affects a lot of other body systems, too.
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The effects of estrogen exposure on pets

When your female dog or cat was spayed, her ovaries were removed, thus removing her ability to produce the hormone estrogen.
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Gland slam: hyperparathyroidism in dogs and cats

We’ve talked about hyperthyroidism in cats and hypothyroidism in dogs but pets are also prone to another condition called hyperparathyroidism.
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Metabolic disease in dogs and cats

Some pets are prone to metabolic disease based on heredity, breed, or age, and some simply acquire metabolic disease for no known reason.