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Common Genetic Disorders in Dogs

Just like humans, dogs can inherit certain conditions and disorders from their parents. Some of these inherited conditions are due to chromosomal or DNA differences, while others are caused by physical variations that predispose the dog to issues. Many people mistakenly believe that genetic disorders only affect purebred dogs, but mixed-breed dogs can also be […]

Signs Your Cat May Be Pregnant

Has your sweet girl been acting a little strange lately? Cats are notoriously difficult to diagnose when they’re ill because they tend to hide their symptoms. However, pregnancy is hard to hide since many of the symptoms cause physical changes. If you notice some or all of the following signs in your kitty, it’s time […]

Should I Give My Pet Vitamins?

For people, it is not uncommon for a medical doctor to recommend taking a multivitamin, along with other possible vitamins. So you may be wondering if this same advice would be beneficial to your pet. Just like with humans, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. While vitamins may benefit some pets, they could harm others. Consulting […]

Cat Breeds for People with Allergies

For animal lovers with allergies, having a furry friend can turn into a life or death situation. Allergies to pet saliva and dander are common and can cause severe reactions in sensitive people. Some sources estimate that allergies to dogs or cats affect up to 20% of the global population. Allergies in dogs and cats […]

Why Your Pet Needs Dental Care

Dental care is important for pets. Pets can suffer from dental problems just like people do, and dental problems can also lead to other health issues for pets. In this post, we’ll discuss some reasons why dental care is so important for pets and how you can make sure your pet gets the dental care […]

Wound Care in Dogs and Cats

Pet owners know their pets are prone to cuts, scrapes, and other wounds. However, the frequency with which these injuries occur might surprise you. Wounds can range from a shallow cut to a deep gash that exposes bone or even tendons. They can bleed profusely or not at all. They can be clean (no dirt […]

How to Manage Your Senior Dog’s Arthritis Pain

According to the Arthritis Foundation, around 20% of dogs have arthritis. Arthritis is most prevalent in older dogs. A dog with arthritis may have: Difficulty standing up from a lying position Difficulty climbing stairs Difficulty jumping onto the couch or bed from the floor A narrow stance in the rear legs Muscle wasting in the […]

What You Need to Know About Bad Breath In Dogs

Puppy breath is adorable, but adult dog breath? Not so much. But even though your older dog’s breath might not smell like roses, it shouldn’t stink either. If it does, it could be a sign of bigger problems. If you notice that your dog has unusually bad breath, it may be caused by: Something they […]

Spring Allergies in Pets

Did you know that your pets can have seasonal allergies just like humans? Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever or seasonal allergies, is very prevalent in pets, especially dogs. Any dog can have these allergies, but they are especially prevalent in pit bulls, boxers, bichon frises, cocker spaniels, German shepherds, and Golden retrievers. Identifying […]

The Importance of Regular Vet Visits

As a committed and compassionate pet owner, you want to do everything you can to keep your furry family members healthy and happy. One of the best ways to do this is to keep up with routine veterinary care. Why is Routine Veterinary Care Important? Just like humans, early identification of health issues leads to […]