Arthroscopy: A Minimally Invasive Way to Treat Dogs With Joint Pain

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Any time a dog shows signs of joint pain, including lameness, stiffness or difficulty going up or down stairs, your veterinarian may suggest X-rays and blood work. If these techniques don’t provide enough information about the joint, arthroscopy may be an option for some patients.

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Lyme Disease: What Dog Owners Should Know

In the Northeast and upper midwestern parts of United States — the hotbed for Lyme disease — up to 90 percent of dogs may test positive for the bacteria that cause the disease. Of those dogs, typically only 5 to 10 percent will actually show signs of illness.

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Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

By David Walker | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

Chronic inflammatory enteropathy (or CIE) is a disease that causes inflammation of the bowel. It has some similarities to a human disease called Crohn’s disease. The inflammation can affect any or all of the stomach, small bowel and large bowel (colon).

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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 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.

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