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Lyme Disease in Pets

Lyme Disease is a tick-borne disease. It can be found all over the world and in all of the U.S. The Northeastern U.S. including New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Connecticut carry the majority of cases. It was first discovered in Lyme, Connecticut where it got its name. While not all ticks carry […]

Diseases Affecting Multiple Species

High Blood Pressure in Pets

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) occurs when blood pressure in blood vessels is higher than normal. Dogs and cats can suffer from hypertension just like humans. Chronic kidney problems, renal failure, diabetes, heart disease, neurological problems, are among the causes that can lead to hypertension in pets. You can ask your veterinarian to check your pet’s […]

Diseases Affecting Multiple Species

Does Swine Flu affect your cat or other pets?

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, swine flu, the H1N1 virus, does pose a threat to your cat and possibly other pets. A cat in Iowa has been diagnosed with the virus. Two members of the family came down with the virus and their 13 year old cat became ill with flu-like symptoms as […]

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Chlamydia in Pets

Chlamydia can effect a number of species such as birds, cats, dogs and humans. The form of chlamydia in pet birds is called Psittacosis. Birds that are imported undergo a quarantine of at least 30 days in the U. S. They are tested for disease and receive food that contains an antibiotic (tetracycline). However it’s […]

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A cancer diagnosis in your pet can be extremely frightening. Companion animals live longer than they did in the past, so the number of pets contracting cancer has risen as well. At the same time, research into animal cancer has advanced, and many animals survive cancer and live a quality life. Early detection and proper […]

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Asthma in Pets

Asthma, also known as allergic bronchitis, is more common in cats than dogs, but occurs in both. It is also more common in young or middle-aged pets. Asthma sufferers respond the same whether human or animal. Siamese and Himalayan cats appear to be more prone to asthma. Some of the causes of asthma can be […]