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Protein shake up: Petplan pet insurance examines amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a disease that can affect dogs, cats and other mammals – including us!
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A closer look at iris melanoma

Melanoma is a type of cancer, and among other organs, it can affect your pet’s eyes.
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Syringomyelia in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Syringomyelia is a neurologic condition that affects the brain and spinal cord, most commonly in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
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A primer on cystic and pigmentary uveitis

This condition is so often seen in Golden Retrievers that it is sometimes referred to as Golden Retriever uveitis.
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Deafness in pets

Living with a deaf pet has its challenges (as does living with hearing ones!), but none are so great that they can’t be overcome.
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Matters of heart part 3: a look at more conditions

Mitral valve dysplasia is not common in cats or dogs, but when it is seen, it is more likely to be seen in large breed dogs.
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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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Thyroid carcinomas in pets

Boxers, Beagles, and Golden Retrievers are more likely to be affected than other breeds.