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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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Balancing act: electrolyte imbalances – part 2

Let’s discuss the signs that something is amiss, and I’ll tell you about treating the condition.
Pet Health

Balancing act: electrolyte imbalances – part 1

Let’s take a look at what these electrolytes are and how we can use them to assess our canine and feline companions.
Pet Health

The SNAP fPL test

IDEXX laboratories has developed a diagnostic tool called the SNAP fPL test that measures the levels of lipase in your cat’s blood that is specific to the pancreas.
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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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Ocular dermoids in pets

A dermoid is a skin-like growth that develops in an abnormal location.
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Progressive retinal atrophy in pets

Progressive retinal atrophy is a group of inherited diseases of the retina that eventually causes blindness. While common in dogs, it is quite rare in cats.
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Retained testicles in pets

Cryptorchidism is fairly common in dogs, but rare in cats.