There have certainly been many exciting developments in recent years in the fight against flea and tick infestation, as well as heartworm prevention, in our companion animals. Newer oral and topical products are constantly being developed in order to hopefully stay ahead of emerging resistance to these external parasitic pests to our dogs and cats…. [Read more]
What’s an epulis? Learn about a common oral growth in dogs
As dogs get older, some are prone to developing tumors and/or growths in the oral cavity. Probably the most common type of growths seen are known as epuli, which are most commonly spongy-looking or cauliflower-like growths that are benign in most cases. They typically appear along the gum line, and in some cases pets may… [Read more]
Urinary incontinence in pets: causes and treatments
Urinary incontinence in dogs is a very frustrating, yet common, problem seen especially in adult and senior male dogs and cats. There are many possible causes for urinary incontinence that need to be ruled out by veterinarians, including infection, urinary tract stones, anatomic defects, polyps and tumors, depending on the age, sex and breed of… [Read more]
How does arthritis affect pets?
Our four legged family members usually love to run, jump and play, so it’s hard to see them slowing down as they get older. But if your dog or cat isn’t as interested in playing, don’t be too quick to assume it’s a natural result of aging. Arthritis, which is a degenerative condition that causes… [Read more]
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