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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...

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Why Is My Pet Itchy?

Why Is My Pet Itchy?

7 Common Reasons Your Pet Has Itchy Skin Itchy skin is the result of the immune system’s reaction to an allergen. The source can be topical or internal. The way the immune system works is a result of both nature (genetics) and nurture (environment). Pets experiencing...

Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats

Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats

The pancreas is a glandular organ that plays a pivotal role in digestion. It produces enzymes including amylase, lipase and protease, which are important for digesting food and absorbing nutrients in the small intestine. The pancreas also secretes insulin and glucagon...

Why Do Cats Purr?

Why Do Cats Purr?

There is more to a purr than meets the ear. While it is true that cats purr when they are happy and content, they also purr during times of fear, anxiety, stress or injury. Cats have a neural oscillator deep within their brain that seems to serve only one purpose –...

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