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The Difference Between IBS and IBD

The Difference Between IBS and IBD

When your pet suffers from nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, it can be upsetting for them and for you. An occasional episode often resolves itself. However, if the  problem becomes a regular occurrence, a trip to the vet is in order. The culprit may be Irritable Bowel...

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Can Hot Spots Be Caused By Food Allergies?

Can Hot Spots Be Caused By Food Allergies?

More than an itchy annoyance for your pet, a Hot Spot -  also referred to as superficial pyoderma - is a serious issue that results in lesions on the skin. This is due to inflammation and a secondary bacterial or fungal infection caused by chronic scratching, licking...

Can Pets Have Dementia?

Can Pets Have Dementia?

Pets, like people, can develop dementia. In dogs and cats, the condition is called Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). This degenerative process is related to the aging brain. If you’ve ever had a senior kitty who suddenly starts yowling in the middle of the night,...

Why Is My Dog Eating Poop?

Why Is My Dog Eating Poop?

Welcome to every pet parent’s favorite subject. Not. The ‘ewww’ factor aside, poop eating (the technical term is coprophagia) is quite common in dogs. So common that the University of California/Davis published a study called The Paradox of Canine Conspecific...

Does My Pet Have Arthritis?

Does My Pet Have Arthritis?

Kitty not jumping on the bed anymore? Fido no longer interested in going for walks? Sometimes pet parents think this is just a natural part of old age. Aging isn’t a disease; however senior pets can be prone to arthritis. What is arthritis? It is the catch-all term...

Seizures in Dogs and Cats

Seizures in Dogs and Cats

Both cats and dogs can experience seizures, though it is thought to be more prevalent in dogs, with 1% of all dogs being affected by a seizure. The younger the affected pet, the more severe the seizure disorder can be. What is a seizure? A seizure is an abnormal burst...

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