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Aural hematomas are fairly common in pets

Prevent a recurrence of your pet’s ear hematoma

(By: Dr. Dym)

Ear hematomas are very common clinical skin/ear complaints of dogs and cats that present to the small animal practitioner. An ear hematoma (or aural hematoma) is actually a blood filled balloon-like swelling of the ear flap(s) that is often due
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Scooting is most often caused by impacted anal glands

Get to the bottom of your dog’s scooting

(By: Dr. Dym)

A very common question heard in canine small animal practice is “Why does my dog scoot its rear end so much?” Probably the most common cause of this in most pets is impacted anal sacs (i.e. anal glands), which, if
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A veterinary exam is necessary to confirm a diagnosis of ear mites

Does my cat really have ear mites?

(By: Dr. Dym)

A common, but yet often over-diagnosed cause of ear problems in cats is the presence of ear mites. While common in outdoor cats, young kittens or cats from unclean environments and/or shelter situations, the incidence of ear mites in adult
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There are several possible causes for your dog's runny nose

Should you be concerned about your dog’s runny nose?

(By: Dr. Dym)

When dogs present with a runny nose, there are several possible underlying causes. Especially in the winter, the incidence of mild upper respiratory viral and/or bacterial infections is increased. A clear and thin nasal discharge is usually not something to
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