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Feline Asthma And What You Can Do To Help Your Cat

Posted August 4, 2017

Feline asthma is the most commonly diagnosed respiratory disease in cats. Although it is incurable, feline asthma is still manageable for your kitty. What Is Feline Asthma? When your cat has asthma, it means that there is a constriction of the airways caused by an over reaction to the presence of an allergen. The body […]

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Vet Talk: Lupus in Dogs – Everything You Need To Know

Posted May 10, 2017

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a fairly rare and potentially fatal autoimmune disease that mostly affects dogs. Although rare, it is believed that many cases of SLE go undiagnosed. In today’s blog, I’ll touch on what to look for (signs and symptoms of SLE in pets) and how to best manage your pet with SLE. […]

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Vet Talk – Liver Disease in Dogs and Cats: Is Your Pet At Risk?

Posted April 14, 2017

In my veterinary practice, liver disease in cats and dogs is unfortunately all too common. The liver is a major organ in the body, and essential to your pet’s immune system; it detoxifies the blood and is a filter for metabolites, a source of energy, produces bile acids necessary for digestion, and produces clotting factors […]

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Vet Talk: Lumps and Bumps on Dogs and Cats

Posted March 24, 2017

It’s not uncommon to notice or feel small lumps and bumps on our beloved animals. I understand that it is scary to find these, and although not all lumps and bumps are necessarily bad, I strongly feel that a veterinarian should check them out, in order to catch any potential problems as early as possible. […]

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Vet Talk: CRF (Chronic Renal Failure) in Cats

Posted January 6, 2017

Chronic renal failure (CRF) also known as chronic kidney failure is when there is a slow, progressive loss of kidney function, which eventually leads to permanent kidney failure. CRF is one of the most common forms of illness and death in older cats (though it can be seen in younger cats as well). Cats with […]

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Vet Talk: Stress and Triggers That Lead to Illness in Dogs

Posted December 30, 2016

Everyone knows what stress feels like in ourselves, and we all know that too much stress can make us ill—ulcers, high blood pressure and even cancer can result from excessive stress. Our dogs can also be, and often are, stressed by numerous factors in their lives too.  The more we understand the external contributing factors […]

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What is Arnica & Can It Be Used For Pets?

Posted December 9, 2016

Arnica is a classic sunflower with bright yellow flowers and is found in the alpine regions of North America. It has traditionally been used in western herbalism and homeopathy for pain and bruising. Whether the pain stems from arthritis or muscle bruising or trauma, arnica can be used both internally and topically for your dog […]

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Vet Talk: Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

Posted November 18, 2016

  Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health and is linked to other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year (or twice a year in senior patients) by your veterinarian to look for early signs of a problem and keep your pet’s […]

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Vet Talk: Why Give a Multivitamin to a Healthy Pet?

Posted October 28, 2016

When our pets are healthy and young, it’s natural for us as pet parents to wonder ‘is it really necessary to give my healthy dog or cat a multivitamin?’ The answer is simply—yes. Vitamins are necessary for life. They help to regulate body processes, protect the body from environmental toxins, and break down nutrients such […]

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Vet Talk: Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Posted October 14, 2016

Hypothyroidism in dogs is one of the most common diseases I see at the Animal Wellness Clinic (my veterinary practice). A thorough understanding of the disease and the symptoms will help with early diagnosis and treatment. Below is an explanation of the complicated and all encompassing disease of hypothyroidism in dogs. What is hypothyroidism? The […]

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