One of the cardinal rules of pet ownership is “don’t feed your pet chocolate.” But what is it about chocolate that can make your pet so sick?
Abnormalities in the central nervous system (CNS), or brain, can cause seizures and seizure-like episodes. The abnormalities can be caused by epilepsy, brain tumors, head trauma, toxins, cancer, compromised blood flow, infections and poorly functioning internal organs that cause build up or body wastes in the blood.
Canine influenza or “dog flu” is a relatively new strain of virus with symptoms that are very similar to kennel cough or Bordetella. According to Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Baker Institute for Animal Health, canine influenza is highly contagious and in some cases, especially when pneumonia develops, even fatal.
Has your cat suddenly started urinating in areas outside her litter box like, say, on a carpeted area or a piece of upholstered furniture? Your cat could be exhibiting symptoms of a urinary tract infection.
The thyroid gland produces essential hormones that are involved in the regulation of many vital body functions. Tumors of the thyroid gland can cause over production of these hormones or hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism usually develops gradually and can be difficult to notice in the early stages. In cats, the thyroid tumors are usually benign and do not spread to other & Read more �
It’s hard to think about a beloved pet suffering a sudden, serious injury or being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. Worrying about a pet’s well being is difficult enough, let alone fretting about how to cover the costs of care.
Buddy Luv, a Mastiff/Boxer mix, was in trouble. For a dog that should weigh 90-plus pounds he was skin and bones. His big brown eyes were full of pain. He could only eat very little at a time and had diarrhea. To make matters worse, Buddy’s family gave him up after more than eight weeks of watching his health & Read more �
Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract caused by a microscopic organism. The disease generally spreads from one pet to another by contact with stool from infected pets.
Let’s face it—we live in an age of excess and some of our pets are downright spoiled! They’ve got a crate for every life stage, a toy for every holiday and a collar and lead set to match any fashion trend.