Articles, questions and guides on pet care.

Cost of owning a cat

How Much Does it Cost When a Cat Adopts You?

There are lots of decisions to make before allowing a cat to own you! More than anything else, breed and age will determine the costs incurred for the honor of a feline companion. All kidding aside, o...

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Costs of owning a dog

Dog Ownership Costs from Head to Tail

Puppies are irresistibly cute! But their unrelenting energy can tax your patience and make a mess. Older dogs are calm and unassuming, but they can develop special needs or medical conditions. No matt...

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Cat flea allergy treatment

Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) in Cats

Fleas are one of the most common parasites that we see in our pets. In cats that are allergic to fleas, just one bite from a flea can make your cat feel itchy and uncomfortable for weeks. This allergi...

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Pet pre existing conditions

Pre-Existing Conditions: Helpful Tips You'll Appreciate About Pet Health Insurance

Pre-existing conditions are health concerns, such as diabetes, kidney disease, or an oral infection that your dog or cat had before coverage starts for pet health insurance. Many dog and cat insurance...

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Discospondylitis in dogs

Discospondylitis in Dogs

Infections are one of the most common conditions among humans and their pets. Some of them can be resolved even without treatment, depending on the defenses of each organism. In contrast, others requi...

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Dog elbow dysplasia symptoms

Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs

Canine elbow dysplasia is a developmental condition affecting the elbow joint of young dogs. When signs of lameness in one of your puppy’s front legs starts to develop, your vet may suspect elbow dysp...

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Dog massage tips

At-Home Guide to Massage Therapy for Dogs

Who doesn’t enjoy a good massage?!. Learning how to properly give your dog a massage can be very helpful, especially when ailments are involved. And with all the benefits that massage has to offer, we...

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Meningioma treatment for pets

Meningioma in Dogs and Cats

Meningioma is the most common brain tumor in dogs and cats. About 50% of all brain tumor cases in dogs are attributed to meningioma, while the incidence in cats is about 56%. Continue reading to learn...

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FCE symptoms in dogs

Fibrocartilaginous Embolism in Dogs

Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) in dogs is a condition that causes paralysis when a blood vessel in the spinal cord is blocked. It can occur during vigorous exercise, such as running and jumping in ...

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Symptoms of stroke in pets

Stroke (Vascular Accidents) in Pets

Just like in people, a stroke in pets occurs when an important part of the brain doesn’t receive adequate blood circulation. While a stroke or cerebral vascular accident (CVA) is not very common in pe...

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Cat amputation surgery

How to Care for Your Cat After Limb Amputation Surgery

It can be devastating hearing from your veterinarian that your cat will need to undergo an amputation procedure. You might require some time to think about what this entails before deciding to go forw...

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Dog leg amputation

What to Expect if Your Dog Has an Amputation Surgery

While the idea of a dog losing a limb can be devastating for pet parents, what many are not aware of is dogs typically adjust pretty well after an amputation procedure, and they often continue to live...

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Kidney infection in dogs

Kidney Infections in Dogs

Have you noticed a sudden increase in your pet’s water intake and frequency of urination? Is your house-trained dog suddenly having “accidents” indoors? Many conditions can affect the urinary tract of...

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Bladder cancer in cats

Symptoms of Bladder Cancer in Cats

Cancer of the bladder is very rare in cats. Among the different types of cancer that can affect the urinary bladder, transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is the most commonly diagnosed. Although it’s sti...

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Bladder cancer in dogs

Common Types of Bladder Cancer in Dogs

The urinary tract of dogs is composed of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. Cancer can occur in any part of the urinary tract but it’s the urinary bladder that is most frequently affe...

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Urinary problems in cats

Common Causes of Urinary Issues in Cats

Your cat’s litter box habits can tell you a lot about their urinary tract health. A sudden change in your cat’s bathroom habits might be a red flag indicating an issue in the urinary tract that needs ...

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Urinary problems in dogs

Common Causes of Urinary Issues in Dogs

If your dog appears to be straining to urinate, has an increased frequency of urination with abnormally small or large amounts, has blood in the urine, and/or has accidents around the house, you shoul...

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Urinary tract disease in cats

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is an umbrella term that is used to describe several conditions that can affect the lower urinary tract, specifically the urinary bladder and urethra, of cat...

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Cat urine crystals

Why do cats get crystals in their urine?

Crystals in the urine are medically referred to as ‘crystalluria’. This occurs in cats when the urine is highly concentrated. Crystalluria is not always a sign of urinary tract infection or kidney sto...

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Tylosin for dogs and cats

Pet Medication 101: Tylosin

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Tylan (tylosin) is used for...

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Metoclopramide for dogs and cats

Pet Medication 101: Metoclopramide

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Reglan (metoclopramide) is ...

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