Pet Health

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Polyuria and polydipsia in cats

Drinking a lot of water and producing increased amounts of urine is actually a condition veterinarians call polyuria/polydipsia (or PU/PD for short).
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Petplan pet insurance presents: A primer on World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day is September 28 ‚Äď This annual observance aims to raise awareness about the global impact of human and animal rabies.
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Palladia and bone cancer in dogs

Palladia is a drug approved for the treatment of canine mast cell tumors, but recently, it has shown promise in treating several other kinds of tumors.
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A closer look at feline facial pruritis

For my cat, it started with a little redness around his eyes. Within a few days, his entire face looked inflamed, and I noticed him constantly rubbing his face with his paws.
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Rheumatoid arthritis in pets

As you might have guessed, this condition involves the immune system mounting an attack against components of the body’s joints.
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Lupus in dogs

Systemic lupus erythematosus (often reduced to lupus or SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can be very widespread.
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Autoimmune part 2: Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia

IMHA, an autoimmune disease, occurs when the body’s immune system suddenly begins to identify red blood cells as foreign invaders.
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Parvovirus in cats: feline panleukopenia

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?