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Is It Kennel Cough?

Most pet owners are familiar with the term “kennel cough” in dogs.  Specifically, kennel cough is an infectious tracheobronchitis caused primarily by a bacteria called Bordetella bronchiseptica, but other microorganisms may be involved as well, including some viruses.  Cats can … Continue reading

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Pet Diabetes

Pet diabetes is a disease that is seen in dogs and cats, as well as other animals.  Because of its common occurrence in humans, people are aware of  some of the symptoms and treatments given, as well as some of … Continue reading

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Pet Allergies

Pets often are diagnosed with “allergies”.  The causes of pet allergies vary from food-induced, to environmental (seasonal), to insect bites and other pests like fleas, ticks, and mites.  Many times the reaction is a one-time occurrence.  However, some pets may … Continue reading

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A Toxic Trio

Many substances found around your home and yard are known to be toxic to pets and.  I will be discussing three that produce gastrointestinal problems like vomiting, but also have severe consequences including death. The first one is Xylitol which … Continue reading

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