Pulmonary Edema

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What is pulmonary edema? Pulmonary edema is an accumulation of fluid in the lungs that can cause difficulty breathing and other serious health issues. This can be caused by underlying medical conditions like congestive heart failure, kidney disease, diabetes, liver failure, pulmonary embolism and pneumonia. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause; this may include…

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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What is diabetic ketoacidosis in pets? Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious medical condition that affects pets, particularly cats and dogs. It occurs when the body produces excessive amounts of ketones, which are toxic by-products of fat breakdown. Symptoms of DKA may include increased thirst, frequent urination, vomiting, lethargy, loss or appetite and dehydration. If…

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The Cost of NOT Vaccinating

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“Does my dog really need to get vaccinated?” You might think that you’re saving a few dollars by not getting your dog vaccinated, but failing to vaccinate can have serious health consequences for your animal companion. Vaccinations protect against potentially deadly diseases such as distemper, canine parvovirus, rabies and feline leukemia virus. Unvaccinated animals may…

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Low-Cost Vet Care

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What “low-cost vet care” actually means. Low-cost veterinary care generally refers to any affordable services provided by a licensed veterinarian. This can include checkups, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and basic treatments for illnesses and injuries that do not require hospitalization. Low-cost veterinary care may also come in the form of non-profit (subsidized) clinics or reduced rates…

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Causes of Pet Vomiting

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There are many possible causes of vomiting in pets. Common Causes of Vomiting in Pets Schedule an Appointment Eating something toxic or inedible (e.g. plants, garbage, chemicals) Eating too much or too quickly Overeating or obesity Change in diet or eating habits Intestinal parasites Bacterial or viral infections Motion sickness Heatstroke Pancreatitis Kidney or liver…

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Causes of Pet Eye Infections

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Eye infections are a common problem in both dogs and cats, and they can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are some of the most common causes of eye infections in pets: Schedule an Appointment Bacteria: Bacterial infections are a common cause of eye infections in pets. They can enter the eye through…

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Causes of Pet Skin Infections

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Skin infections are a common problem in both dogs and cats, and they can be caused by a variety of factors. Here are some of the most common causes of skin infections in pets: Allergies: Allergies can cause inflammation and irritation on the skin, which can lead to infections. Common allergens include food, fleas, and…

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What is a Prophylaxis?

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A prophylaxis, also known as a dental cleaning or scaling and polishing, is a procedure that is performed to remove plaque and tartar from a pet’s teeth and gums. Plaque is a film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums, and if left untreated, it can harden into tartar, which is more difficult to…

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Common Skin Disorders in Dogs

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Most Common Skin Disorders in Dogs and How to Treat Them Just like humans, dogs can suffer from a variety of skin disorders. Some of the most common include atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrhea, and hot spots. While these conditions can be uncomfortable for your pup, there are a variety of treatment options available to…

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