Is My Cat Sick?

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Cats are known for their ability to hide their discomfort or illness, which is a survival instinct in the wild. However, this can make it challenging for pet owners to detect when their feline friend is unwell. Here are some signs to look out for that may indicate your cat is not feeling well.

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Cat Dental Care

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Regular dental exams are an essential part of preventive health care for cats. During a dental exam, the vet will check for signs of dental disease, such as redness, swelling, bad breath, and tartar buildup. Dental X-rays may also be taken

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5 Most Common Ailments in Cats (Florida)

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Due to the particular environmental conditions and regional factors of Florida, some specific ailments become more common in cats than in other areas of the country. Here are the 5 most prevalent health issues in Florida felines, the symptoms to watch for, and possible treatments. Florida’s unique climatic and environmental factors pose certain health challenges…

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Understanding Feline Allergies

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Managing Feline Dermatitis: Treatments, Home Remedies, and Prevention Strategies As cat owners, the sight of our furry friends scratching and licking themselves more than usual can cause a fair bit of concern. One of the most common causes of such discomfort is a condition known as feline dermatitis. This skin inflammation can occur due to…

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Tracheal Collapse in Dogs

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Tracheal Collapse in dogs is very common among smaller dogs, especially Yorkies.  While it’s determined to be the result of a genetic…

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Bernard vs Bernese

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If you’re not an experienced dog enthusiast, it’s easy to mistake one large, furry dog for another. Such is often the case with the Saint Bernard and Bernese Mountain Dog. Both breeds are known for their size, friendly disposition, and distinctive coats that can cause confusion for even the most ardent dog lovers. The similarities…

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Easiest to Train Dogs

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Some dog breeds are generally considered to be easier to train than others. However, it’s important to remember that each dog is an individual, and training success also depends on factors such as temperament, age, and previous training experience.

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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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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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