Monthly Archives: July 2018

Can Dogs Get Pink Eye?

Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye,” can be a real pain in the eye. You might be wondering “Can dogs get pink eye?” The short answer is yes, dogs can get pink eye. How a dog’s eye or eyes become infected can be the result of a virus, bacteria, foreign body, parasite, or allergies. With […]



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About Designer Dog Breeds

The Labradoodle, the original “designer” dog, was bred in an attempt to create a hypoallergenic guide dog by mating a Labrador Retriever with a Poodle. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog, but that hasn’t slowed the popularity of this first “Doodle” dog. You are sure to have seen many of them romping around the dog park. […]



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10 Cat Emergencies to Never Treat at Home

In an emergency, pet owners frequently do more harm than good by attempting to treat their cats’ injuries themselves. In almost every emergency situation, your first step should be to contact your veterinarian. Do not waste time checking the Internet for advice. If your cat is injured, unconscious, bleeding or having difficulty breathing, get him to […]



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Why Do Cats Purr?

Purring is the most common sound cats make. Yet we know less about it than meowing, chirping, chattering, hissing, and growling. Yes, cats purr when they’re content. When yours is curled up in the sun, you may hear a gentle rumble as he breathes in and out. Touch him, and you feel a little quiver. It’s almost […]



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Help Your Pet Beat the Heat

Ironically, the dog days of summer — the hottest time of the year — are not always good for dogs. Dr. Jennifer Reinhart, a specialist in veterinary internal medicine at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana, shares tips on preventing dehydration and other hot-weather hazards that could require a trip to the […]



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Why Is My Dog Panting Heavily?

It’s normal for dogs to pant, especially when they’re hot, excited, or energetic. Heavy panting is different, though, and may be a sign your dog is dangerously overheated, coping with a chronic health problem, or has experienced a life-threatening trauma. READ MORE



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Skin Diseases Common in Cats

Studies indicate that between 6 and 15 percent of feline patients have at least one dermatopathy (skin disease) and many cats suffer from more than one. Among cats presented to the dermatology service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, for instance, a recent study showed that 22 percent had evidence of two skin diseases […]



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