Hyperthyroidism in cats

Overview Hyperthyroidism is the most common hormonal disorder diagnosed in cats. It occurs when a tumor develops in the thyroid gland, located in your cat’s neck, and causes an excessive production of thyroid hormone.  In some cases, this tumor may be cancerous and can spread to other areas in the body. Thyroid hormone helps regulate…

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That Microchip Just Might Save Your Pet’s Life!

 By Dr. Jeff Werber, DVM: an Emmy Award-winning, nationally renowned veterinarian and former president of the Association of Veterinary Communicators. I have the privilege of working with a number of rescue groups in the Los Angeles area, and last week heard a first-hand story which really hit home.  One of our rescue groups was trying…

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The Veterinarian Oath

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Reducing the Risks of Canine Obesity

Reducing the Risks of Canine Obesity Obesity is the most common nutritional disease of dogs.  Experts estimate that 25 to 50 percent of all dogs are overweight. Obesity prevention and weight reduction lessen the risks of health problems, improve your dog’s appearance, decrease future health-care costs and prolong life. Risk Factor Management for Canine Obesity…

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Traditional Dog Training vs Leadership without Force, Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

The Old Way: Conflict and Coercion We’ve all heard advice that relates dog behavior to wolf social behavior: “Always eat before your dog and go through doorways first because that’s what a dominant wolf would do.” “If your dog growls or barks inappropriately or otherwise misbehaves, put him in his place by doing an alpha…

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How old is your dog in people years?

The health of your pet can change rapidly as he or she ages. Beginning at around age 7, your pet enters his or her senior years. At this stage, pets often begin to develop diseases common to their senior human counterparts, such as diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism, and cancer. In fact, one out of 10…

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Heartworm Disease

Sheldon Rubin, DVM Past President American Heartworm Society What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease, prevalent in all 50 states, is serious and potentially fatal, primarily affecting dogs, cats, and ferrets. Adult heartworms live in the heart and pulmonary (lung) arteries and can cause heart failure and severe lung disease. How are heartworms transmitted? Heartworm is…

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4 Things You Should Know About Your Veternarian by Jill Sherer Murray for WebVet

The treatment your veterinarian and their technicians provide is worth the price you must pay. Often you’re finishing up with the doctor when the receptionist delivers the good news: The bill is ready for you. But why should you have to pay so much to help a poor, defenseless (not to mention super cute) creature?…

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Leptospirosis:common questions

Why should I be concerned about leptospirosis? Leptospirosis can cause kidney failure in dogs. Some may recover after prolonged intensive care in the hospital, while others may not survive or survive with permanent kidney function impairment. Leptospirosis can also cause liver damage, eye disease, respiratory disease, blood vessel disease, and bleeding disorders. In addition, because…

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