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dog and cat tapeworm

Tapeworms in Dogs and Cats

Tapeworms get their name from the way they look, which is long and flat, like scotch tape or packing tape but much much smaller. There are several different types of tapeworms and some are species-spe...

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dog and cat coccidia

Coccidia in Dogs and Cats

Coccidia are single-celled organisms called protozoa that spend part of their life cycle living in the lining cells of the intestines of dogs and cats. While they may be an incidental finding in the f...

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broken nail treatment

Broken Nails in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Dogs' nails need to be clipped or trimmed regularly. Sometimes, the nail can chip, tear or break, unintentionally while cutting it. If your dog's nail splits, breaks or tears, it can start to bleed an...

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abnormal dog nail

What causes abnormal nail growth in dogs?

If you’ve noticed something a little bit unusual about your dog's nails, or they’re licking their paws or chewing at a nail more than they usually do, there may be a problem with your dog's nails. The...

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dog nail color

Abnormal Nail Color in Dogs

There could be many causes for nail discoloration in dogs. From fungus to allergies and yeast infections, the origins may vary. Discoloration may even be red, brown, or black, but it could also be tha...

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dog licking paws

My Dog Won't Stop Licking His Paws - Help!

Is your dog licking his paws incessantly? So obsessively that they seem to have lost interest in everything else around them? What does this mean, and is there a treatment for it? Keep reading to lear...

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pyrantel dewormer

Medication Info Sheet: Pyrantel Pamoate

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 pyrantel pamoate (Strongid)...

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roundworms dog and cat

Roundworms in Dogs and Cats

Roundworms are a common intestinal parasite seen in both dogs and cats. Puppies and kittens are often born with a developing roundworm infection that can lead to stunted growth if not treated properly...

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hookworm treatment

Hookworms in Dog and Cats

Hookworms are common intestinal parasites of dogs and cats, and certain hookworm species can also infect people. Hookworms are small parasites, usually only 1-2 cm long, that attach with teeth to the ...

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online vet

Online Veterinarians

What is an online vet and how can they help me? Virtual telehealth has become more useful and prominent in our society than ever before. Online vets can discuss your pet’s health with you in the comfo...

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blastomycosis dog and cat

Blastomycosis in Dogs and Cats

In this article, we’ll explain blastomycosis and how it infects dogs and cats. You can read about symptoms to watch for in your pet, how the infection is diagnosed, treatment options, and when to call...

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cryptococcosis dog and cat

Cryptococcosis in Dogs and Cats

Cryptococcosis is one of the most common fungal diseases in the world. It primarily affects cats but can also be seen in other animals and humans. Keep reading to learn more about cryptococcosis, symp...

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aspergillosis dog and cat

Aspergillosis in Dogs and Cats

Aspergillosis is a fungus that is very common in the environment and grows on old food, organic matter, and in the soil. There are over 180 species of aspergillosis and they rarely cause disease unles...

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histoplasmosis dog and cat

Histoplasmosis in Dogs and Cats

Histoplasmosis is a rare fungal disease that can be found not only in dogs and cats but in all mammals. It is caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum which can be found worldwide. However, in the ...

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fluconazole for dogs

Medication Info Sheet: Fluconazole

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 fluconazole is used for, ho...

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ketoconazole for pets

Medication Info Sheet: Ketoconazole

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 ketoconazole is used for, h...

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cat cavities

Tooth Resorption in Cats

Tooth resorption (TR) occurs when the hard tissue under the tooth enamel (called dentin) wears down and is eventually destroyed. Over time, all parts of affected teeth become involved and worn down. M...

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cat stomatitis

Stomatitis in Cats

Stomatitis is inflammation of the lining inside the mouth. This includes the gums, tongue, inner area of the lips, and the roof and floor of the mouth. It is a severe type of inflammation that involve...

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can dogs take ibuprofen

Medication Info Sheet: Ibuprofen

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 Advil (ibuprofen) is used f...

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rabbit hemorrhagic disease

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), also known as viral hemorrhagic disease (VHD) is a contagious viral disease caused by a calicivirus. This virus mainly affects European pet rabbits. However, a...

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