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Whether you are a veterinary professional or a pet owner, here you will be able to find information about animal diseases, conditions, treatments and medication, procedures etc.

Lymphangiectasia in Dogs, Causes, Signs, Symptoms and MORE

Lymphangiectasia in dogs can be caused by a wide variety of diseases or conditions. Most of these conditions are idiopathic (without a known cause), congenital, or acquired due to a secondary cause.  The most common and frequently encountered secondary cause of lymphangiectasia is Protein Losing Enteropathy. Even though the name sounds scary, lymphangiectasia can be …

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Portosystemic Shunt in Dogs – What to Watch Out For

A portosystemic shunt in dogs (PSS further in this article) is a condition that explains an uncharacteristic connection between the systemic circulation of the body and the portal vascular system in dogs and cats. In this article, we will talk about this condition in dogs, as it is rarely seen in cats. When this condition …

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Everything You Need To Know About Cat Kidney Diseases

Cat Kidney Diseases This article is dedicated to unpacking everything about cat kidney diseases. Cats are awesome and surprisingly very resilient creatures. That is why in all cultures, our feline friends have nine lives.  But, quite often, cats will experience some kidney issues, some of them self-inflicted (eating household plants, for example), and some genetically …

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A Career Spotlight on The Animal Psychology Field

What is an Animal Psychologist? Animal Psychology, also known as Comparative Psychology, is an interdisciplinary field that studies animals’ behavior and cognitive processes. The philosophy of this field is drawn from several related areas of inquiry.  The areas of inquiry include Ethology, General Psychology, and Evolutionary Biology, among others. The findings and inquiries related to …

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How is Osteomyelitis in Dogs Treated?

What is Canine Osteomyelitis? Osteomyelitis is a mouthful of a word. When we break it down into its components, it really just means bone (osteo-) and bone marrow (myel-) inflammation (-itis). When we think of osteomyelitis in dogs medically, we are talking about infection in bone and bone marrow. Infections in bone causing osteomyelitis are …

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