Diabetes in Pets

Your pet’s body uses glucose (sugar) as its main source of energy. If your pet has diabetes it can’t use glucose the way it should. Diabetes mellitus is the full name of the disease. There is another disease called diabetes insipidus. It is...

Addison's Disease

Addison’s disease, also called hypoadrenocorticism, is when your pet’s adrenal glands produce too little of certain hormones like cortisol and aldosterone. These hormones affect the salt, potassium, and water balance in your pet’s blood...

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...

Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s disease, also called hyperadrenocorticism, is when your pet’s adrenal glands or pituitary produce too many corticosteroids. These hormones, specifically cortisol and cortisone, affect the function of many different organs within...


Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) is a disease of middle to older age dogs and is rare in cats. It is due to a low amount of thyroid hormone.

The hormone comes from the thyroid glands in the neck. It is usually caused by inflammation destroying some...

Iowa's Mysterious Dog Respiratory Illness

In Waterloo, Iowa, a mysterious unknown respiratory illness is infecting dogs. While it doesn’t seem life-threatening, there is concern over a potential outbreak of this unknown illness. Unfortunately, because the illness hasn’t been seen...

Diarrhea in Pets

Does your pet suffer from loose or watery stools or frequent bowel movements? Diarrhea can range from mild to severe, but is a symptom of a larger problem.

Dental Awareness Month

For a pet parent, there’s no greater feeling than the love we get from our pets. When our dogs greet us with gentle, loving kisses on the face or our cats rest on our chests and use us as a bathtub to clean their precious faces, our hearts...

New Year's Pet Resolutions

Ahh...the beginning of a New Year. What comes to mind first? Maybe it's the annual New Year's resolutions list. If you're like me, you make your list and start the year with a very ambitious and energetic attitude, but life takes over and your...