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in DiseasesSkin  tags:  dog care, dogs, fleas, puppy, skin

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 is...

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...

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 disease...

in DiseasesBrain  tags:  cats, dogs, neurological

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...

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, an organ in the abdomen...

in DiseasesHeart & Lungs  tags:  cats, dogs, heart

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. However,...

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...

If you are debating whether to keep your cat indoors and/or let him roam outside, one of the best reasons to keep your cat(s) indoor is the presence of the...

in DiseasesHeart & Lungs  tags:  cats, dogs

It may come as a surprise, but our pets can be just as likely to develop...

Addison’s disease, also called ...

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