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Cognitive dysfunction in cats

Cognitive dysfunction is cats occurs in up to 28 percent of cats between the ages of 11 and 15, and 50 percent of cats over the age of 15, studies show, although it is not as common as in dogs. The exact causes of declining mental function in older cats cannot always be identified but […]

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Heart conditions in dogs: know this

Heart conditions in dogs are not unusual but the one most often seen, particularly in Great Danes Boxers or Cocker Spaniels is known as Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM). The heart becomes enlarged so the heart muscle becomes weaker causing the heart not to be able to pump blood effectively around the body. The exact reason for the enlargement […]

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Heart conditions in cats: know this

Heart conditions in cats can be difficult for cat owners to spot because cats are so good at hiding symptoms. However, there are a few telltale signs which should alert you, and the earlier you get your cat to the vet the more successful the treatment. Heart conditions in cats are not uncommon but the […]

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Flat-faced pets have health challenges

Flat-faced pets have health challenges because of their unique, short-nosed faces and pop-out eyes, the very attributes that make them so attractive to pet owners.  Whether we’re talking Persian cats, Pugs, Pekingese or the currently hugely popular French bulldogs, flat-faced pets can be quite a challenge to care for. Known as brachycephalics, flat-faced or short-nosed […]

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Vaccinations: does my pet really need them?

Vaccinations have become a hot topic on the internet and as a result there’s a lot of conflicting and confusing information out there. If you have concerns, please remember that your veterinarian has all the updated scientific information at her fingertips. Ask her for advice.   How do vaccinations work? Vaccines are like boot camp for […]

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Dental disease in pets is a serious health issue

Taking care of your pet’s teeth is more than fresh breath and clean teeth; it’s a serious health issue. Too few pet owners consider their pets’ teeth when considering their overall health yet a scary 85% of pets suffer some form of dental disease after the age of three. Bad teeth not only cause pain, […]

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