Pet Health

Pet Health

Matters of heart: patent ductus arteriosis

To understand how PDA affects our pets, it is helpful to get a short primer (this time on fetal mammals).
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A closer look at hyperthyroidism in cats

Hyperthyroidism, the overproduction of thyroid hormones, is a disease seen often in cats, particularly seniors over 10 years of age.
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Thyroid carcinomas in pets

Boxers, Beagles, and Golden Retrievers are more likely to be affected than other breeds.
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A primer on puppy strangles

While there’s a lot we still don’t know about the condition, puppy strangles seems to be caused by an overactive immune system.
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Diabetic ketoacidosis in pets

When blood sugar is too high for too long, it results in a serious condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.
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What happens during a routine checkup?

You’ve heard me talk about the importance of a yearly (or, for older pets, twice yearly) exam in all of our pets, but do you know what a physical exam entails?
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Megaesophagus in pets

Megaesophagus is one of the underlying causes for regurgitation in pets, and can be a frustrating disease to deal with, both for owners and veterinarians
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The danger of dogs riding in the back of pickup trucks

While it might seem like fun for four-legged friends to ride in the pickup bed, the dangers far outweigh the risk.