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?

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

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

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

. . . → Read More: Top 10 Signs of Cancer in Pets

Reasons Cats Get Sick After a Meal

Reasons Cats Get Sick After a Meal

By MADELEINE BURRY Original Article

Hearing your cat throw up is nothing out of the ordinary for most cat owners. We usually just think that they ate a little too much or too quickly. Although this is often the case, sometimes there can be a more serious . . . → Read More: Reasons Cats Get Sick After a Meal

5 Signs Your Pet Is Having an Allergic Reaction

5 Signs Your Pet Is Having an Allergic Reaction

Article by Mindy Cohan, VMD | Found on PetMD

Allergic reactions are something we have in common with our pets. Anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction often seen in people following exposure to things such as shell fish, nuts and insect stings, can also . . . → Read More: 5 Signs Your Pet Is Having an Allergic Reaction

Can Pets Get Vertigo?

Can Pets Get Vertigo?

By Helen Anne Travis | Found on PetMD

Like humans, pets can experience vertigo. The sensation of dizziness and imbalance is often caused by vestibular disease. The vestibular system governs an animal’s sense of balance and includes components in the inner ear and brain.

There are two types of vestibular . . . → Read More: Can Pets Get Vertigo?

Nasal Discharge and Sneezing in Cats

Nasal Discharge and Sneezing in Cats

Article by Ellie Mardell | Found on The Veterinary Expert

Cats with nasal discharge, “snuffly” breathing, snoring noises when asleep or awake, sneezing and sometimes gagging, are suffering from disease affecting the nose and/or throat. Signs that have been ongoing for more than 3 weeks are termed ‘chronic’, . . . → Read More: Nasal Discharge and Sneezing in Cats

Dog Limping – How to Get Your Dog Back on His Feet

Dog Limping – How to Get Your Dog Back on His Feet

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A number of things –– infections, injuries, or arthritis –– can sideline your dog, leaving him with a limp. Here’s how to figure out what’s wrong and get him the help he needs.

If you see that your . . . → Read More: Dog Limping – How to Get Your Dog Back on His Feet

Noisy Breathing in Dogs

Noisy Breathing in Dogs

Article found on Pet MD

Stertor and Stridor in Dogs

Unusually loud breathing sounds are often the result of air passing through abnormally narrowed passageways, meeting resistance to airflow because of partial blockage of these regions. The origin may be the back of the throat (nasopharynx), the throat (pharynx), the . . . → Read More: Noisy Breathing in Dogs