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Distichiasis in pets

Distichiasis is the term used to describe abnormal eyelash growth. It is a common health condition in dogs, but rare in cats.
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Something in the heir: Petplan pet insurance talks genes and cancer

While the causes of most cancers are multifactorial, there is a genetic component to some cancers in pets just as there is in humans.
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Scotty cramp in Scottish Terriers

Scottish Terriers are a generally healthy breed, but there is one medical condition unique to their breed.
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Osteochondritis dissecans in dogs

In dogs with the orthopedic condition OCD, there is a disturbance in the development of the cartilage layer of growing bones.
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Acanthosis nigricans in Dachshunds

This condition is not very common and is most associated with short-haired dachshund canine companions.
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A tough spot: Dalmatian leukodystrophy

Though itÔÇÖs extremely rare (and a little difficult to say!)┬áknowing a bit about the disease may help you recognize it or similar conditions if you have a Dalmatian.
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Acral lick dermatitis in dogs

Acral lick dermatitis is a very frustrating skin condition we see relatively commonly in our canine companions when dogs continually lick an area of skin.
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No looking back: Petplan pet insurance on lumbosacral stenosis

Lumbosacral stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal at the junction of the lower (or lumbar) spine and the pelvis (or sacrum).