What is Canine Distemper?

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Prevention is the key with this disease. Distemper in dogs is caused by a virus which is spread through most body fluids including saliva, urine, and blood. It is highly contagious and often deadly. At first, the disease mimics kennel cough, with goopy eyes, fever, runny nose, coughing, and tiredness . . . → Read More: What is Canine Distemper?

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Sick — 7 Symptoms to Watch Out For

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It happens all too often — by the time an owner realizes her cat is sick, the cat is very sick. Cats tend to hide their illnesses, and they even hide themselves when they’re ill. But many problems are best treated when they’re caught early, which means you are your . . . → Read More: How to Tell If Your Cat Is Sick — 7 Symptoms to Watch Out For

What is Cat Scratch Disease? Sign & Symptoms of Bartonellosis

What is Cat Scratch Disease? Sign & Symptoms of Bartonellosis

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Most people have heard of “cat scratch fever” –– or at least they’ve heard the Ted Nugent song. But few know how the disease affects cats and, potentially, their people. The infection, officially called bartonellosis and caused by a bacteria . . . → Read More: What is Cat Scratch Disease? Sign & Symptoms of Bartonellosis

Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water.

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Watch for a Quirky Disorder if You Have One of These Breeds

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

Chances are, if you haven’t cared for a pet with lymphangiectasia, you’ve probably never even heard of this disease. The word lymphangiectasia means “dilated lymph vessels.” The disorder is rarely seen in cats, and most often occurs in the Basenji, the Norwegian . . . → Read More: Watch for a Quirky Disorder if You Have One of These Breeds

How to Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

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Worms are one of the most common health problems for a dog. Fortunately, most cases are also very treatable. Since your dog can’t speak English, you need to be vigilant and watch for any unusual behavior.

Unfortunately some types of worms do not cause noticeable symptoms until they dog’s health . . . → Read More: How to Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

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

Top 10 Signs of Cancer in Pets

Original Article By Petmd

Cancer is the #1 Disease-Related Killer of Pets

Many people do not realize that cancer is not just a human condition; it affects

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5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

Original Article By Paula Fitzsimmons at PetMD

You already know that not taking care of your dog’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease, a condition that results in bleeding gums, bad breath, and ultimately tooth loss. “Periodontal disease starts under the gum line with a substance . . . → Read More: 5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

7 Signs That Your Cat Might Have Arthritis

7 Signs That Your Cat Might Have Arthritis

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Arthritis isn’t just a condition suffered by people; cats can develop it, too. While it seems to be that cats are a bit more resistant to the effects of joint degeneration than dogs, older cats can still suffer from it, and it . . . → Read More: 7 Signs That Your Cat Might Have Arthritis