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Arais

Arais is a writer and virtual assistant for pet business owners and veterinarians. She is a graduated animal care assistant and has done work experience in veterinary clinics. She is going to start a degree in Veterinary Nursing In Ireland this year! When she is not writing, creating content or petting her three rescued cats, she's volunteering in an animal sanctuary and fostering kittens!

Toxoplasmosis in Cats – What Do You Know About It?

Toxoplasmosis is one of the most well-known diseases transmitted from animals to humans (aka zoonotic disease). Although everyone has heard about this infection, especially when it comes to cat ownership, there are many misunderstandings about this topic. The first thing to know is if you own a cat, you will not contract the disease by …

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Distemper in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Vaccine

Most dog parents have heard of canine distemper when they go with their newly adopted puppy to the veterinarian for vaccinations. Distemper shots are core vaccinations and protect your dog against this severe viral infection.  In this article, we discuss everything you need to know about canine distemper. If you have heard of distemper but …

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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop and How to Deal With Coprophagia?

There is no doubt that dogs make our lives happier and show us unconditional love every single day. Nonetheless, sometimes they may give us a stomach-churning sensation when they exhibit certain habits. Just think about the time you found Fido rolling on a torn bag full of garbage after you spent hours bathing him! In …

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How Do Vaccines Work?

Vaccines play an important role in preventive healthcare for humans and pets.  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, vaccines are “products designed to trigger protective immune responses and prepare the immune system to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. “ A vaccine schedule is one of the first things your vet may walk you …

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Ascites in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Ascites, also known as abdominal effusion, is a common symptom seen in many diseases in veterinary medicine. When noticing any signs of ascites in your dog, it is essential that you bring your pet to the veterinarian immediately for diagnosis and treatment. In this article, we discuss everything you need to know about ascites in …

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Heartworm in Dogs – What You Should Know About It

For many people, the term “parasites” makes them wrinkle their nose and say aloud “Ewwww.” Parasites are one of the first things I learned when I started my career with animals, and even though I control my feelings of disgust towards them, I still get that feeling when I think about heartworms.  I believe it …

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Gabapentin for Dogs: Uses, Dosage and Side Effects

As a pet owner, you can detect any changes in your dog’s behavior and monitoring for any signs of pain. When you are aware of this, you work as part of the team with your veterinarian. You help them detect and diagnose possible conditions that are in the early stages, and your pet can get …

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Mirtazapine for Cats – for Appetite Stimulation

Mirtazapine, sold under the brand name Reveron, is a prescribed antidepressant made for humans and can also be used in veterinary medicine to treat decreased appetite and nausea in dogs and cats.  This blog post aims to give pet owners general knowledge about mirtazapine for cats, such as uses, side effects, and drug interactions. DO …

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Alopecia in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

As a dog parent, you have experienced the shedding cycle of your canine companion that generally happens at the start of the spring season and early autumn. Some factors can modify it, such as ambient temperature and nutrition.  The shedding process is natural and normal, and it should not be confused with the inability of …

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Enalapril for Dogs: Uses, Dosage and Side Effects

Enalapril is a commonly used medication in veterinary medicine. It is also known as their brand names, including Vasotec and Enacard. In this article, we are going to answer some frequently asked questions about enalapril for your canine companion. What is Enalapril? Enalapril for dogs is a drug that inhibits the function of the angiotensin-converting …

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