Flea Allergies in Dogs

Fleas are annoying pests that bite our pets and us feeding on our blood. They carry diseases that can make us sick and the saliva in their bites can set off an allergic reaction. An allergy to flea bites causes flea allergy dermatitis (FAD). This...

Arthritis in Pets

We’ve all seen someone who requires the assistance of a wheelchair, cane, or walker to compensate for arthritic joints. As part of aging, our joints tend to give out over time, developing scar tissue, swelling and inflammation as cartilage...

Heart Disease in Pets

Yes; pets get heart disease too just like people. Aging pets most often die from kidney disease or heart disease. There are several different types of heart disease, but many pets do not suffer from blockages in blood vessels as people do....

Pancreatitis in Cats and Dogs

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, an organ in the abdomen. The pancreas has two functions.   

It produces hormones to control the amount of sugar in the body. One of these hormones is insulin. If the pancreas is not producing enough...

Seizures in Pets

A seizure is uncontrolled activity in the brain that can cause a variety of signs. The most common ones include stiffening or falling over, paddling of legs, and shaking. The pet may pass urine or stool or salivate.  Some dogs, but not cats, will...

Kidney Disease

As our pets are living longer and longer, there is a slow but steady loss of kidney function in all pets. Kidney disease is something that every pet parent will experience if your pets live long enough and don’t succumb to another illness or...

Liver Disease

Our pets, just like us, have many different organs that make up their bodies. All are important and work together to keep your dog or cat healthy. After the brain and heart, the liver is arguably the most important organ in the body. It is...

Asthma in Pets

It may come as a surprise, but our pets can be just as likely to develop asthma as  humans, although the condition affects cats more often than dogs. Asthma is a condition that develops as a result of chronic inflammation in the small bronchioles...

Ear Infections

The ear canal in pets has a vertical portion that goes straight down. It then curves toward the head and has a horizontal part. The eardrum is at the end of the horizontal part.

Infections by bacteria and yeast are the most common ear problems...