- Acute Moist Dermatitis
Synonyms: Hot Spot, Summer Sore
Hot spots are red skin lesions that often occur along with hair loss and secondary bacterial infections.
- Addison's Disease
Addison's disease is a reduced production of cortisol from a malfunction or tumor in the adrenal or pituitary glands.
- Anal Sacculitis
Synonyms: Anal Sac Infection, Anal Sac Impaction, Anal Sac Disease
Your pet's anal sacs are small openings on either side of the anus that discharge fluid when your pet has a bowel movement. If they do not empty upon defecation, the fluid can dry up and become impacted or unable to discharge and can lead to infection.
- Antral Pyloric Hypertrophy Syndrome
Synonyms: Pyloric Stenosis
Narrowing of the pyloric canal or stomach opening to the small intestine.
Arthritis is a condition that describes chronic inflammation of the joints, and can be degenerative or caused by a malfunction in the immune system.
Asthma is a condition in which the airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus, making breathing difficult and triggering coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
- Canine Coronavirus
Canine coronavirus is a highly contagious viral intestinal disease in dogs that leads to vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.
- Canine Distemper
Distemper is a viral disease that causes fever and severe coughing in dogs. There is a vaccine to prevent against the disease.
- Canine Herpesvirus Infection
Canine herpesvirus is a viral infection that causes severe bloodloss and is a leading cause of puppy deaths, especially in puppies one to three weeks of age.
- Canine Parvovirus
Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that attacks the cells of a dog's intestines and can be life-threatening. There is a vaccine to prevent against the disease.
Synonyms: Heart Muscle Disease
Cardiomyopathy is deteriortion of the heart muscle that often causes abnormal heart rhythms.
A cataract is the discrete clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to a decrease in vision.
- Chronic Gastritis
Synonyms: Sensitive Stomach
A sensitive stomach is often diagnosed as chronic gastritis, which is a chronic irritation of the stomach lining.
- Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory bowel disease is an abnormal/Increased intestinal immune response causing severe inflammation of the lining of the intestines.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Canine Bronchitis,Canine bronchitis is inflammation of one or more of the upper airways in the lungs.
- Chronic Renal Failure
Synonyms: CRF, Kidney Failure, Chronic Renal Failure
Chronic kidney failure happens when the kidneys slowly, over time, lose their ability to filter waste products from the blood.
- Collapsed Trachea
A collapsed trachea is when breathing is difficult to trauma to the windpipe or cartiledge weakness, producing a honking cough.
Synonyms: Head traumaConcussions are traumatic brain injuries that happen when the brain is shaken hard enough to bounce against the skull.
- Congenital Deafness
When your pet is born without the ability to hear, the condition is referred to as congenital deafness.
- Congestive Heart Failure
CHF is a disease that causes a chronic decreased ability for the heart to pump blood.
- Contact Irritant Dermatitis
Synonyms: Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Contact Allergy
When your pet's skin becomes inflamed and irritated by something they have come into contact with, the condition is referred to as contact irritant dermatitis, which often responds to antihistamine treatment.
Contusions are bruises on the brain, leading to swelling and bleeding in the brain, and result from head trauma.
- Cruciate Ligament Rupture
Synonyms: CL, Football Knee
Your pet can injure/tear one of the cruciate ligament in the knee joint.
Cryptorchidism is when one or both testicles doesn't drop into the proper position in the scrotum or bag of skin located at the base of the penis.
Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder.
Synonyms: Coccidia, Coccidiosis
Coccidia are a subclass of microscopic, spore-forming, parasites that live in the cells.
- Degenerative Joint Disease
Synonyms: Osteoarthritis, DJD, Degenerative Arthritis
Degenerative joint disease is a type of arthritis caused by inflammation, breakdown, and the eventual loss of the cartiledge of the joints.
Ringworm is a fungal infection (not caused by a worm) of the outer layer of your pet's skin, leading to a red, crusty, circular rash.
Synonyms: Demodex Mange, Red Mange
Mange is a class of skin diseases caused by an overpopulation of demodex mites.
Synonyms: Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to produce any or enough insulin, leading to a high blood sugar level.
Diarrhea, sometimes spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. It often lasts for a few days and can result in dehydration due to fluid loss.
Synonyms: Tapeworm Infection
A tapeworm infection is the infestation of the digestive tract by a flatworm known as a tapeworm, contracted by fleas.
Synonyms: Heartworm Disease
Heartworm is a parasitic roundworm that lives in the heart or lungs of an infected animal and is spread through the bites of mosquitoes.
- Esophageal Foreign Body
When your pet has ingested an undigestible object and it becomes lodged in the throat, your pet will be diagnosed with an esophageal foreign body, often leading to a surgery to remove it.
- Feline Bronchitis
Feline bronchitis is inflammation of the small airways of the lungs.
- Feline Calicivirus
Feline calicivirus is a virus that causes oral disease, including ulcers, and upper respiratory disease in cats.
- Feline Hepatic Lipidosis
Synonyms: Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty liver disease occurs when lipids build up within the liver, often due to malnutrition or rapid weight loss, causing the liver to have to process large amounts of digested body fat.
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
Synonyms: Feline AIDS, FIV
Feline immunodeficiency virus, also known as feline HIV or AIDS, causes a severely compromised immune system and the development of serious infections and cancers. It is spread through bite wounds.
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis
FIP or feline infectious peritonitis is a primarily fatal disease that is caused by a mutation of the feline enteric coronavirus.
- Feline Leukemia Virus
Synonyms: FeLV, Feline Leukemia
Feline leukemia virus is a viral infection that causes a severely compromised immune system, severe anemia, and the development of serious infections and cancers. It is spread through bite wounds and saliva, but there is a vaccine to protect high-risk cats against it.
- Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Feline lower urinary tract disease is a broad term used to indicate conditions that affect the bladder or urethra in cats.
- Feline Panleukopenia
Synonyms: FP, Panleuk, Feline Parvo
Feline Panleukopenia is a highly contagious disease of the parvovirus family, often referred to as feline distemper. In young kittens, it can be fatal. There is a combination vaccine given to cats to protect against it.
- Flea Bite Hypersensitiviy
Synonyms: Flea Bite Allergies
Flea bite allergies are a common problem for many pets, leading to hair loss, excessive grooming, redness, sores, rashes, and even bleeding skin from excessive scratching.
Synonyms: Skin Cysts, Follular Cyst , Sebaceous, Dermoid
A follicular cyst occurs when tiny glands in the skin at the site of hair follicles become filled with fluid.
- Food Hypersensitivity
Synonyms: Food Allergies
Food allergies are the sensitivity to certain food ingredients, often leading to hair loss, excessive grooming, indigestion, diarrhea, vomiting, and even respiratory issues.
- Gastric Dilation/Volvulus
Synonyms: GPV, Bloat
Bloat occurs when the stomach becomes dilated and may even become twisted.
Giardia is an intestinal infection caused by a microscopic waterborne parasite.
Synonyms: Hemobart, Feline Infectious Anemia
Hemobartonella is the infection of red blood cells by a form of bacteria called a mycoplasm that is often transmitted by fleas and ticks and leads to severe anemia.
Synonyms: Scrotal Hernia
A scrotal hernia develops when the intestines protrude into the scrotal area (the bag of skin located at the base of the penis).
- Hip Dysplasia
Synonyms: HD, DysplasiaHip dysplasia is an abnormal or malformed hip joint resulting in degeration/arthritis in the hip.Hookworm Infection,Ancylostoma/Braziliense Infectin,Hookworm infections are caused by a roundworm infection that live in the small intestine or even the lungs.
Synonyms: Cushing's Syndrome
Cushing's disease is an overproduction of cortisol from a malfunction or tumor in the adrenal or pituitary glands.
Synonyms: Hyper Thyroid
Hyperthyroidism causes thyroid hormone levels to be elevated, leading to heart damage, increased blood pressure, and weight loss.
Synonyms: Hypo ThyroidHypothyroidism causes thyroid hormone levels in the body to be greatly reduced.
- Infectious Canine Hepatitis
Infectious canine hepatitis is a sudden-onset or acute viral infection that affects the liver.
- Infectious Tracheobronchitis
Synonyms: Kennel Cough
Kennel cough (also known as infectious tracheobronchitis) is an upper respiratory infection caused by bacteria or a virus. There is a vaccine to prevent against the disease.
- Lateral Patellar Luxation
Synonyms: Genu Valgum, Luxating Patella, LLP
When your pet's knee cap has abnormal movement or dislocates toward the outside of the knee, the condition is referred to as lateral patellar luxation.
- Lyme Disease
Synonyms: Lyme, Lymes
Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted through tick bites and causes rashes and joint pain or inflammation.
Synonyms: Orthodontic Disease
A malocclusion is a misalignment of two adjoining teeth or of teeth on upper and lower jaws when they approach each other as the jaws close.
Megacolon is the chronic, persistent increase in the diameter of the colon, creating stool backup and difficulty passing stools.
- Nictitating Membrane Prolapse
Synonyms: Cherry Eye
Cherry eye is a protrusion of the small gland of the third eyelid, appearing as a small reddish mass in the inner corner of your pet's eye.
Nystagmus is the involuntary, rapid side to side movement of the eyes.
- Otitis Externa
Synonyms: Outer Ear Infection
Outer ear infections are bacterial, fungal, viral, or yeast infections that occur in the canal that connects the opening of the ear to the ear drum.
- Otitis Interna
Synonyms: Inner ear infection
Inner ear infections are bacterial, fungal, viral, or yeast infections that occur in the inner-most part of the ear that is responsible for hearing and balance.
- Otitis Media
Synonyms: Ear Infection, Middle Ear Infection
Middle ear infections are bacterial, fungal, viral, or yeast infections that occur in the air-filled space behind the ear drum.
Pancreatitis occurs when your pet's pancreas becomes inflammed, whether rapid in onset or gradually over time.
- Patellar Luxation
Synonyms: Luxating Patella, MLP
When your pet's knee cap has abnormal movement or dislocates toward the middle of the knee, the condition is referred to as medial patellar luxation.
- Perineal Hernia
A perineal hernia occurs in the area between the rectum/anus and the scrotum or vaginal area, and can contain intestines, bladder, and other internal organs.
- Periodontal Disease
Synonyms: Gum Disease
Periodontal or gum disease occurs when the gums become red, inflamed, painful, and may even bleed.
- Pulminary Hypertension
Synonyms: Increased lung blood pressure
Type of High Blood Pressure that affects the lungs and can lead to fainting, weakness, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
Synonyms: Uterine Infection
Pyometra is an infection of the uterus that is life-threatening.
Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute inflammation of the brain and is spread through saliva of infected animals. There is a vaccine to prevent against the disease.
- Rectal Prolapse
A rectal prolapse is when internal rectal tissue becomes partially extended through the anus, often the result of straining to defecate.
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a bacterial infection transmitted by a tick that can lead to serious damage to the heart and kidneys.
- Sarcoptes Scabiei
Synonyms: Scabies, Sarcoptic Mange
Scabies is a contagious skin disease caused by a skin mite that leads to severe itchiness, hair loss, and a pimple-like rash.
- Scrotal Dermatitis
When the scrotum or bag of skin that holds the testicles at the base of the penis becomes irritated and inflamed, the condition is described as scrotal dermatitis.
Synonyms: Stomatitis, Gingivitis
Severe chronic inflammation of the gums is referred to as stomatitis or gingivitis.
Synonyms: Cerebral Vascular Accident
A stroke is damage to the brain caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain, often caused by blood clots, blocked arteries, or blood vessels that ruptured.
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, a member of the Coccidia class of parasites.
- Toxoscara Infection
Synonyms: Roundworm Infection
Roundworms are parasites also known as nematodes that live in the intestines.
- Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections are infections in any part of your pet's urinary system, including the bladder, kidneys, and urethra.
Uveitis is inflammation of the pigmented layer that lies between the inner retina and the outer schlera and cornea of the eye.
- Whipworm Infection
Synonyms: Trichuris Vulpis InfectionA whipworm infection is a round worm that infects the large intestine."ARF, Kidney Failure ",Acute Renal Failure,Acute kidney failure is when the kidneys suddenly stop filtering waste products from the blood.