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The Effects Of Obesity In Cats And Dogs

The Effects Of Obesity In Cats And Dogs

The obesity epidemic, so common in humans, also plagues our pets. By definition, obesity is a nutritional disease defined by an excess amount of body fat. It develops over time due primarily to over-eating and under-exercising. Diseases, such as hypothyroidism and...

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Dry Eye In Dogs

Dry Eye In Dogs

Did you know that dry eye, a common problem in people, also ails animals? It is, in fact, commonly diagnosed in dogs. Also known as KCS (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca), dry eye occurs when the lacrimal gland and the third eyelid gland do not function properly to produce...

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Diabetes Mellitus In Dogs And Cats

Diabetes Mellitus In Dogs And Cats

Diabetes Mellitus, a somewhat common hormonal disturbance in dogs and cats, occurs due to either a lack of insulin production or the development of insulin resistance. The majority of diabetic dogs have Type 1 Diabetes, meaning they are insulin-dependent. While all...

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Dehydration In Animals

Dehydration In Animals

Dehydration in animals is potentially life-threatening. More than just thirst, dehydration is medically defined as low circulating blood volume. Many factors contribute to dehydration in animals. Veterinarians consider patient and environmental factors along with...

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When A Dog Needs ACL Surgery

When A Dog Needs ACL Surgery

The Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CrCL) is one of the most important stabilizers inside the canine knee joint, which is the middle joint in the back leg. The CrCL may also be known as the Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL because this is the equivalent in humans. In...

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