Anorexia in Cats

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Anorexia is defined as “not eating.” It is one of the most common reasons cats are brought in for an exam. Being the unique and complex critters they are, there are a multitude of causes of anorexia.

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Holiday Threats to Your Pets

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Included in this article are a few things to watch out for during Christmas and New Year’s to keep it a safe and happy season.

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Elbow Dysplasia Diagnosis and Treatment for Dogs

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Lameness of one or both of the front legs is the primary symptom of elbow dysplasia. The lameness may be intermittent and difficult to detect. It might be more prominent after periods of rest or sleep (the elbow joint...

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Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs—Biomechanics

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Elbow dysplasia is an abnormal development of the elbow joints in dogs, usually in large purebred breeds such as Labrador retrievers, Bernese mountain dogs, German shepherds, golden retrievers, Rottweilers, St. Bernards and Newfoundlands. 

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Giving a Cat Oral Medication

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Giving your cat medication, whether oral or liquid, can be quite the challenge, to put it mildly. Being restrained with mouth forced open and noxious substances forced down the throat are not in your cat’s to-do list for the...

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Bone Cancer in Dogs

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Bone cancer is fortunately a rare occurrence in dogs. However, when it does it occur, the problem is serious because by the time a dog owner notices any limping or swelling, the cancer has progressed and spread, usually to...

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Converting Outdoor Cats to Indoor Cats

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Pets who live indoors, particularly cats, will live a longer and safer life if they spend all their time indoors. Training cats to be indoor pets from the very beginning tends to work best, since the cats never have...

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The Active Cat: Environmental Enrichment

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Cats are much safer as indoor pets, and it will keep your neighbors happier. It’s also quite possible for them to live active, healthy lifestyles if you provide environmental enrichment.

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The Traveling Cat: A Tale of Two Kitties

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In this day and age of instant messaging, travel and convenience of mobility, traveling with pets is becoming much more commonplace. Cats actually make very good travelers if they’re conditioned beforehand.

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The Spectacular Red Tabby!

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They’re often called marmalade, orange, ginger and red, and they’re easily recognizable with their reddish-apricot coat overlaid with striking rust-red markings. About 75 percent of these beautiful cats are male because of the genes and chromosomes the cat has inherited.

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