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On this page you will be able to find some basic information about frequent diseases and treatments.

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Abdominal Surgery: Post-Operative and Incisional Care
How to care for your pet after surgery

Acute Kidney Failure
Recognize the symptoms of kidney failure and understand the treatments available

Addison’s Disease
Recognize the signs of Addison’s disease or hypoadrenocorticism, understand the treatment options available

Allergic Reactions
Recognize the signs of an allergic reaction in your pet, and what to do about it

Arthritis
Managing osteoarthritis, the number one cause of chronic pain in the dog and cat

Asthma, Feline
Understanding and managing asthma in cats

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Basic Bandage Care
Managing your pet’s bandages to prevent infection

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Canine Parvo Viral Infection and Feline Panleukopenia
Understanding Parvo virus in dogs and cats

Chronic Kidney Failure
Understanding chronic kidney disease

Collapsing Trachea
Managing the hereditary condition of collapsing trachea

Common Household Items and Plants That Are Toxic to Your Pet
Poisons and their remediation

Congestive Heart Failure
Understanding serious heart disease

Constipation and Obstipation
Recognizing and treating constipation and obstipation

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury
Understanding and treating cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injury

Cushing’s Disease
Understanding and treating Cushing’s disease

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Understanding diabetic ketoacidosis

Distal Aortic Trifurcation Thromboembolism (Saddle Thrombus)
Understanding this serious complication of feline heart disease

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
Understanding and treating exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in cats and dogs

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Fatty Liver Disease
Also known as “hepatic lipidosis,” this serious disease affects cats predominantly

Feline Asthma
Understanding and managing asthma in cats

Feline Herpes
Understanding and managing herpes virus infection in cats

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
Recognizing and manging infectious peritonitis in cats

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)
Understanding and managing urinary tract disease in cats

Feline Panleukopenia
Understanding Parvo virus in dogs and cats

Feline Urethral Obstruction
Urethral obstruction in cats can be life-threatening – recognize the condition and how to avoid recurrence

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Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV)
Large and giant breed, deep-chested dogs can be susceptible to this condition – know the signs and treatment

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Heart Failure
Understanding serious heart disease

Heat Stroke
Avoid potentially deadly heat stroke

Hepatic Lipidosis
Also known as “fatty liver disease,” this serious disease affects cats predominantly

Herpes, Feline
Understanding and managing herpes virus infection in cats

Hyperthyroidism
Understanding and managing hyperthyroidism – an excess secretion of thryroid hormone from the thyroid gland(s)

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD) and Panosteitis
Understanding these two disorders found mostly in large breed puppies

Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s Disease)
Recognize the signs of Addison’s disease or hypoadrenocorticism, understand the treatment options available

Hypoglycemia in Small Breed Puppies
Understanding how to avoid hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and its complications

Hypothyroidism
Understanding and managing hypothyroidism, thyroid hormone deficiency

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Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA)
Understanding and treating IMHA

Infectious Peritonitis, Feline
Recognizing and manging infectious peritonitis in cats

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“Kennel Cough” Pneumonia
Presentation and treatment for “kennel cough” and pneumonia

Kidney Failure, Acute
Recognize the symptoms of kidney failure and understand the treatments available

Kidney Failure, Chronic
Understanding chronic kidney disease

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Laryngeal Paralysis
How to deal with laryngeal paralysis

Leptospirosis
Avoiding and treating leptospirosis

Liver Disease
Also known as “hepatic lipidosis,” this serious disease affects cats predominantly

Lower Urinary Tract Disease, Feline (FLUTD)
Understanding and managing urinary tract disease in cats

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Obstipation and Constipation
Recognizing and treating constipation and obstipation

Obstruction, Feline Urethral
Urethral obstruction in cats can be life-threatening – recognize the condition and how to avoid recurrence

Osteoarthritis
Managing osteoarthritis, the number one cause of chronic pain in the dog and cat

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Pancreatitis
Managing pancreatitis, inflammation involving the pancreas

Panleukopenia, Feline
Understanding Parvo virus in dogs and cats

Panosteitis and Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD)
Understanding these two disorders found mostly in large breed puppies

Parvo Viral Infection, Canine
Understanding Parvo virus in dogs and cats

Patellar Luxation
Understanding knee injury in dogs and cats

Pericardial Effusion
Understanding and managing pericardial effusion in cats and dogs

Peritonitis, Feline Infectious
Recognizing and manging infectious peritonitis in cats

Pleural Effusions
Describing the different types of pleural effusions, how they present and treatments usually employed

Pneumonia
Understanding and treating pneumonia. See also “Kennel Cough”

Pneumonia, “Kennel Cough”
Presentation and treatment for “kennel cough” and pneumonia

Post-Operative and Incisional Care:
Abdominal Surgery How to care for your pet after surgery

Post-Operative Management at Home
Frequently asked questions about managing your pet’s recovery after surgery.

Poisons: Common Household Items and Plants That Are Toxic to Your Pet
Poisons and their remediation

Post-Operative Care: Bandages
Managing your pet’s bandages to prevent infection

Pyometra
Recognizing the symptoms of this infection within the uterus of unspayed female dogs and cats, and treatment options available

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Renal Failure, Acute  
Recognize the symptoms of kidney failure and understand the treatments available

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Saddle Thrombus (Distal Aortic Trifurcation Thromboembolism)
Understanding this serious complication of feline heart disease

Seizures
Understanding seizures in dogs and cats

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Toxins, Common Household Items and Plants
Poisons and their remediation

Trachea, Collapsing
Managing the hereditary condition of collapsing trachea

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Urethral Obstruction, Feline
Urethral obstruction in cats can be life-threatening – recognize the condition and how to avoid recurrence

Urinary Tract Disease, Feline (FLUTD)
Understanding and managing urinary tract disease in cats

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Vestibular Disease
Understanding and managing vestibular disease