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Brown horse running with a German shepherd in a field on a sunny day. Comparing symptoms of Cushing's disease in dogs and cats.

Comparing Symptoms of Cushing’s Disease in Dogs, Cats, and Horses

Vet Talks 4 min read

Cushing’s disease, also known as “hyperadrenocorticism” (HAC), is a very common problem in the canine world. It is not as common in other species like cats, goats, and pigs, but it is the most common adrenal issue in horses. The symptoms of Cushing’s disease in dogs, cats, horses and other species may vary. What is...

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why do dogs lick their paws

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws?

Vet Talks 4 min read

Dogs need special care with food, exercise, and vaccinations. Even though they are very important, other things are often left aside and forgotten by many pet parents. Proper care of the dog’s paws, which are extremely important for their health and well-being, is one of those things. It is one of the most important parts...

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Signs of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs and Cats

Vet Talks 3 min read

Hip dysplasia happens mostly in dogs and is not common in cats. It is possible in all dog breeds, especially large breeds like German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and Labrador Retrievers. In cats, breeds like Maine Coons, Persians, and Himalayans seem to be more affected. To try to prevent having a pet with dysplasia you can...

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Human hands gently holding a light grey cat's head in their hands. How you can help your kitty with cat anxiety

Cat Anxiety: Signs and How You Can Help Your Kitty

Vet Talks 3 min read

Much like us humans, our pets can experience anxiety and stress as well! Felines are very intuitive and sensitive beings, and due to this can indeed experience anxiety, stress, and depression. Cat anxiety may be fear-based, due to pain/discomfort, triggered by a recent environmental/life change, and much more. Each pet can experience anxiety due to...

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What cat and dog poop can tell you

What Cat and Dog Poop Can Tell You

Vet Talks 2 min read

Picking up dog poop or cleaning your cat’s litter is something every pet parent needs to do with special attention. By observing your little one’s defecation habits and the appearance of the stools, it is possible to discover health problems early on. Changes in Cat and Dog Poop To Look Out For The characteristics of...

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Signs of Cat and Dog Nose Issues

Signs of Cat and Dog Nose Issues

Vet Talks 5 min read

The dog’s or the cat’s nose is one of the cutest parts of pets, isn’t it? In addition to beauty, snouts are important channels of communication and interaction for our pets. This part of our furkiddo’s body is responsible for the keen sense of smell, which is much more powerful than a human’s. The cat...

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Black and white mixed breed dog with a cherry eye looking happy while standing outside

Cherry Eye in Dogs and Cats

Vet Talks 2 min read

Cherry eye is a disorder that affects the third eyelid, also known as a nictitating membrane (NM). In this disorder, the gland of the third eyelid thickens and slips out of its proper place. This results in a red, swollen mass sticking out of the edge of the membrane, next to the lower eyelid. The...

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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction and Senior Pets

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction and Senior Pets

Vet Talks 3 min read

What is canine cognitive dysfunction? Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD), also known as Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS), is a condition similar to Alzheimer’s and dementia. CCD is more often associated with decreased cognitive functions due to age-related changes in the brain. Due to this, CCD is more prevalent in furbabies ages 9 and up. What...

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An orange cat with green eyes looking off into the distance

Proactive Care For Eye Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Vet Talks 3 min read

Paying attention to your pet’s eye health can prevent eye diseases from becoming a serious problem. The sooner you take action, the more resources you have to reverse the situation and prevent blindness. In this blog, I will talk a little bit about eye diseases in dogs and cats and how you can support your...

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Understanding Cat and Dog Blood Tests, X-Rays, and Urinalysis

Vet Talks 4 min read

Blood work and laboratory tests are often requested by your veterinarian. Blood work can be used in healthy pets, pets that will undergo anesthesia, and in sick pets. The tests are performed to provide objective information about the general health of the furkiddo. The results of each test can be helpful in monitoring ill patients...

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