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cat upper respiratory infections

Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats

Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are one of the most common infectious diseases seen in cats. Also known as cat flu or cat colds, URIs are typically caused by viruses that affect mostly young kitte...

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Nasal polyps

Nasal Polyps in Cats

Signs of upper respiratory tract problems like nasal discharge and sneezing are relatively common in cats. Oftentimes, signs like these are harmless and resolve on their own with no need for medicatio...

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Dog root canal

What to Expect if Your Dog Has a Root Canal

Root canal therapy (also called vital pulpotomy) is primarily a ‘tooth-saving’ procedure in dogs. Teeth have significant functions and, as much as possible, saving them is the goal of every dental pro...

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Aspergillosis in birds

Aspergillosis Infection in Birds

Aspergillosis is a non-contagious fungal infection that causes respiratory disease in birds. The organism Aspergillus is a fungus that can cause both upper respiratory disease (affecting the nose, eye...

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Dog mouth tumor symptoms

Common Types of Oral Cancer in Dogs

Cells in the mouth can undergo abnormal changes when cancer is present. The cells change and divide and can invade nearby tissues or even spread to other parts of the body. Some types of oral cancer i...

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Bad cat breath

Common Causes of Bad Breath in Cats

A cat’s breath doesn’t necessarily smell like a bouquet of flowers, especially when fish is a staple in their diets. A piece of tuna can get stuck between their teeth, leading to an unpleasant odor. B...

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Heart arrhythmias

Heart Arrhythmias in Cats

Arrhythmias refer to the abnormal beats of the heart which are caused by something that disrupts the normal sequence of events that take place in the heart. An arrhythmia may be detected by your vet d...

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Why are my dogs eyes watery

Why are my dog’s eyes always watery?

Almost all dog owners have probably seen their canine buddies have teary eyes, which can appear as if they’ve been crying. There are several different causes for excessive eye discharge in dogs, some ...

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Does my dog need a pacemaker

Does my dog need a pacemaker?

Pacemakers are a life-saving intervention. These electronic devices can also help improve the quality of life in dogs diagnosed with certain heart problems. An artificial pacemaker is implanted to mai...

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Ventricular tachyardia in dogs and cats

Ventricular Tachycardia in Dogs and Cats

Tachycardia is a medical term for rapid heart rate. When tachycardia originates from the ventricles of the heart, it is known as ventricular tachycardia (VT or V-Tach). It is a serious form of arrhyth...

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Atrial fibrillation in dog and cat

Atrial Fibrillation in Dogs and Cats

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common and clinically important type of arrhythmia in veterinary medicine. It is rarely a medical emergency in itself. But since it’s an important complicating fac...

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Types of heart tumors in dogs

Types of Heart Tumors in Dogs

Heart tumors are quite rare in dogs. These abnormal growths may develop in and around the heart or they may be a result of a metastasis of a tumor from another part of the body. There are many types o...

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Dog teeth home care

How to Care for Your Dog’s Teeth at Home

Tooth and gum problems can pave the way for serious health issues for your canine buddy. Thus, it’s important to observe a good home dental regimen and take your pet to your veterinarian for an annual...

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Dog nasal tumor

Nasal Tumors in Dogs and Cats

Nasal tumors in pets are relatively uncommon, accounting for only 1% of all cancers in dogs. However, they are the most common tumors found along the respiratory tract, responsible for around 60-80% o...

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Sound in dogs throat

Does it sound like something’s stuck in your dog’s throat? Here’s what you need to know!

Occasionally, though, a dog’s cough might sound like they’re trying to remove something stuck on their throat. This type of cough is usually followed by an attempt to retch, called post-tussive retchi...

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Cats nose discharge

Causes of Yellow/Green Discharge from Your Cat’s Nose

Nasal discharge is a common symptom seen in cats with upper respiratory airway problems. The nasal passages filter everything the cat inhales to prevent it from traveling and affecting deeper parts of...

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Dog sneezing

Why is my dog sneezing?

Dogs and humans share a lot of similarities when it comes to bodily functions, properties, and physiology. This is why most health conditions that affect humans can also affect dogs, and the symptoms ...

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Bronchitis in dogs

Bronchitis in Dogs

A common cause of persistent coughing in dogs is chronic bronchitis, an inflammatory disease affecting the upper respiratory airways causing coughing for a prolonged period. Knowing how the disease ha...

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Cat panting

Why is my cat panting?

Panting is defined as a rapid, short, breathing pattern, usually done with an open mouth. Panting in dogs is often considered normal and isn’t usually a cause for concern. In cats, however, panting is...

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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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How well can cats hear

How well do cats hear?

Cats are hunters by nature. However, this ability doesn't come out of the blue or out of simple trial and error; a cat's body is anatomically adapted to hunt its prey in the most favorable conditions ...

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