When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

Article Featured on AVMA

Some veterinary procedures need to be performed with your pet under anesthesia (for example: dentistry, surgery, and some diagnostic imaging). Simply put, anesthesia is a controlled unconsciousness, where your pet’s level of consciousness is controlled so they don’t feel pain and don’t move. We certainly don’t want our pets to . . . → Read More: When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

Liver Disease in Dogs

By Kit Sturgess | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body; about 3.5% of the body mass. It is situated just behind the diaphragm that separates the chest from the abdomen. The liver is very important and has many functions. Because of its central metabolic . . . → Read More: Learn About Liver Disease in Dogs

What Should You Expect If You Adopt A Senior Dog?

Article by Paige Towers | Featured on Barkpost

If you’re thinking about adopting a dog, don’t overlook the senior dogs patiently waiting for homes. Shelters are often filled with them. Although many people lean towards adopting or buying a puppy or young dog, older dogs also have many wonderful qualities. As well, like all . . . → Read More: What Should You Expect If You Adopt A Senior Dog?

Helpful Tips for Living With a Pet Who Is Deaf or Hearing-Impaired

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

One of the sweetest things about my profession as a veterinarian is the opportunity to see the love shared between people and pets. What’s even more special is seeing the accommodations people make for pets with disabilities.

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Dementia Symptoms Increasing in Older Dogs

Dementia Symptoms Increasing in Older Dogs

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Not many years ago, people with aging dogs focused only on keeping their pets healthy from the neck down, forgetting that such issues as weight control, possible arthritis and major organ support only go so far . . . → Read More: Dementia Symptoms Increasing in Older Dogs

Your Pet's Aging Symptoms: Are They Cognitive or Medical?

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

If your canine BFF is getting up in years, you’ve probably noticed some physical changes in him. For example, many dogs’ coats, especially around the face, tend to go grey or white as they age. You may also have noticed he’s getting up a little more slowly these days, . . . → Read More: Your Pet’s Aging Symptoms: Are They Cognitive or Medical?

When to Worry if Your Pet Refuses to Eat

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Generally speaking, healthy dogs and cats love mealtime. That’s why a change in appetite — especially a decreased interest in eating — is something pet parents and veterinarians must closely monitor.

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Can Dogs Get Hemorrhoids?

By Sarah Wooten, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

In humans, a hemorrhoid is defined as a swollen blood vessel in the lower rectum or anus. They can be internal or protrude externally, and can range from very painful to mildly uncomfortable—a real pain in the you know where.

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All About Kidney Disease in Dogs

By Jenna Stregowski, RVT | Article Featured on Spruce Pets

Kidney disease is a serious health problem in dogs that require medical attention. Other common terms for kidney disease include renal failure, kidney failure, and renal insufficiency. As a dog owner, it will be helpful for you to understand the different forms of kidney . . . → Read More: All About Kidney Disease in Dogs

5 Subtle Yet Visible Signs that Your Cat is Aging

5 Subtle Yet Visible Signs that Your Cat is Aging

By Jessica Vogelsang, DVM | Featured on PetMD

“Cats are the great pretenders.” So goes one of the common tropes of feline ownership, and in many cases it’s true. Cats are subtle creatures, not ones for making a big scene whenever they feel under . . . → Read More: 5 Subtle Yet Visible Signs that Your Cat is Aging