Wellness & Prevention

Heartorm Disease in Dogs

Heartorm Disease in Dogs

What causes heartworm disease?Heartworm disease or dirofilariasisis a serious and potentially fatal disease. It is caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis.Adult heartworms are found in the heart, pulmonary artery, and adjacent large blood vessels...

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Dental Disease in Dogs

Dental Disease in Dogs

How common is dental disease in dogs?Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. Over 80% of dogs over the age of three have active dental disease.Few dogs show obvious signs of dental disease, so it is up to the dog’s family and...

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Dental Disease in Cats

Dental Disease in Cats

How common is dental disease in cats?Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. More than half of all cats over the age of three have some degree of dental disease. The most common problems are due to gingivitis (an inflammation...

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Obesity in Dogs

Obesity in Dogs

In North America, obesity is the most common preventable disease in dogs. Approximately 25-30% of the general canine population is obese, with 40-45% of dogs aged 5-11 years old weighing in higher than normal. What is obesity? Obesity is an accumulation of excess body...

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Holiday Toxins for Pets

Holiday Toxins for Pets

Weight loss is tough for anyone - two- or four-legged! However, losing weight and getting in shape can not only add not years to your dog's life, but it can also make those extra years more enjoyable. Helping your cuddly canine to shed a few pounds may be easier than...

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Diabetes Mellitus in Cats – Overview

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs – Overview

What is diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas, a small organ located near the stomach. The pancreas has two different types of cells that have very different functions. One group of cells produces the enzymes necessary for proper digestion....

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Instructions for Ear Cleaning in Cats

Instructions for Ear Cleaning in Cats

This handout provides general information about diabetes mellitus in dogs. For information about its treatment, see the fact sheets "Diabetes Mellitus - Principles of Treatment in Dogs" and "Diabetes Mellitus - Insulin Treatment in Dogs". What is diabetes mellitus?...

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