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Arthritis in Cats. Picture of an orange tabby cat being checked out by a veterinarian.

Arthritis in Cats

Thanks to modern veterinary medicine, our pets are living longer lives. However, with longer lives they often face chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis has been commonly diagnosed in dogs, but only recently recognized in cats. Arthritis, also called degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis, is a chronic, painful, and progressive condition involving the joints. As […]

Glaucoma in Dogs and Cats. Picture of a small brown and white dog with a shopping cart and wearing glasses.

Glaucoma in Dogs and Cats

Although we always try to take the best care of our dogs, does that include eye exams too? Glaucoma is increased pressure within the eyes and affects animals in the same way as humans. The rise in pressure can damage the retina and the optic nerve. Unfortunately, the damage is permanent and irreversible, resulting in […]

Kenneling and Breakdown in House Training. Picture of a beagle dog in a kennel.

Kenneling and Breakdown in House Training

It seems unfair and potentially counterproductive to kennel house-trained dogs in situations where they are not given time on real grass. Pet owners have worked hard to train their dog to use the grass, not the cement, not the gravel drive, not the patio, etc. Some kennels let the dogs outside, but still keep them […]

What to Know About Bloat in Dogs. Picture of a large black great dane dog in a field.

What to Know About Bloat in Dogs

Certain dog breeds are at high risk for a deadly condition called gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) – commonly called bloat. Bloat can be a deadly emergency in dogs and occurs when a dog’s stomach becomes bloated with gas and twists. The bloated stomach presses against surrounding organs and large blood vessels. This can stop blood flow […]

What is Kennel Cough? Picture of a brown and white dog laying down with an ice pack on his head.

What is Kennel Cough?

When we have to board our dogs, we do not expect them to come home with any illness. But it does happen sometimes. It can happen with kennel cough, known as Bordetella Bronchiseptica, and other upper respiratory diseases.  Kennel cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is commonly contracted at places such as boarding […]