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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.
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A warning about the risks cannabis poses to pets

As more states consider legalizing cannabis, the risk of exposure to your pet increases, and it's important to watch what your pet eats.
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Aspiration pneumonia in pets

To put it simply, aspiration pneumonia is the inhalation (breathing in) of foreign material into the trachea and lungs.
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Osteochondrodysplasia in dogs

Some dogs are specifically bred to have short legs.
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Bloody noses in pets

Usually, a bloody nose will resolve by itself, but recurring or continuous nosebleed should be brought to your vet’s attention, as it could signal serious disease.
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The blood disorder polycythemia

Polycythemia is the medical term for an abnormally high red blood cell count.