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signs of pain in cats

Signs of Pain in Cats

You know what pain feels like, but do you know how that feeling is transmitted within your body? Did you know that besides being unpleasant, pain causes negative physical and mental effects on the bod...

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signs of pain in dogs

Signs of Pain in Dogs

We all know what it feels like to be in pain, but do you know how pain actually occurs within your own body? Did you know that besides being obviously unpleasant, pain causes detrimental effects to th...

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dog growing pains

Panosteitis in Dogs (Growing Pains)

Panosteitis, also known as growing pains, refers to a self-limiting yet painful bone condition involving the long leg bones of young large breed dogs generally between ages 5 and 18 months. Panosteiti...

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Back pain in dogs

Symptoms and Causes of Back Pain in Dogs

As you may know, our canine companions can experience pain similar to what their human caregivers often experience. Among these problems, back pain deserves plenty of attention. Treating back pain can...

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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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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 panting

Why is my dog panting?

Panting is when a dog breathes through its mouth, and we usually see it in dogs during normal physical activities. However, there are certain situations where panting can be a sign of an illness or a ...

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Dog hot spots

Hot Spots (Moist Dermatitis) in Dogs

Hot spots, also known as moist dermatitis, are a common skin condition in dogs. They are typically caused by damaged and/or infected skin. Areas of redness and irritation can occur rapidly, resulting ...

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Dog chewing trouble

Why Is My Dog Having Trouble Chewing?

Does your dog just sniff his food and turn away without eating any of the hard, dry kibbles in his food bowl? Or does your pet seem to have trouble chewing his food? If your dog is off his feed or is ...

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why is my cat limping

Causes of Limping in Cats

Is your cat limping? Is the leg swollen and he won’t put any weight on it? Has your cat stopped jumping up onto the bed? All of these scenarios indicate a lameness problem that can happen to cats of a...

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can dogs take naproxen

Pet Medication 101: Naproxen

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 Aleve (naproxen) is used fo...

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dog slipped disc

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Dogs

When dogs suddenly don’t want to lift their head, cry out when their back is touched, knuckle on their paws, or drag their legs, this can be a sign that they ruptured an intervertebral disc. Discs are...

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Methocarbamol for dogs and cats

Pet Medication 101: Methocarbamol

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 Robaxin (methocarbamol) is ...

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Onsior for dogs and cats

Pet Medication 101: Onsior

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 Onsior (robenaxocib) is use...

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dog limping

Nothing to bark about! Causes of Limping in Dogs (and what you should do!)

Have you ever twisted your ankle stepping off a curb? Have you woken up with a sore or stiff back? Have you ever been bitten on the foot by a fire ant or stinging insect? Life, we know, is full of nu...

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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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Cat broken tooth

Tooth Fractures in Cats

Accidents happen! Unfortunately, a cat can break a tooth quite easily. If this happens to your pet, it’s important to have a vet assess the tooth as soon as possible. Here’s why!

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dog broken nail

First Aid for Broken Nails

Torn toe nails can be very painful if the break or tear involves the sensitive quick area. The quick is the pink part of the nail nearest the toe that contains the vessels and nerves. Other than being...

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rabbit ear infection

Ear Infections in Rabbits

Rabbits are wonderful pets! They are smart, social, and friendly. Rabbits in the US are housed both indoors and outdoors. Depending on their living situation, there are various types of infections tha...

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can dogs have tylenol

Pet Medication 101: Tylenol

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 Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ...

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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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