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Reverse sneezing in dogs

Witnessing a pet in the midst of a bout of reverse sneezes is frightening at first, but it's important to remember that he is not in respiratory distress.
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Common causes of urinary incontinence in dogs

If you notice that your dog’s bed is damp more than it’s dry, urinary incontinence may be to blame.
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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 – This annual observance aims to raise awareness about the global impact of human and animal rabies.
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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.