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Diseases A-Z

Our team of veterinary professionals writes about each animal disease so it will be easier for you to understand it, whether you are a pet owner or a veterinary professional or a student. Find out more about the causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of animal disesases.

What you Need to Know About Feline Herpes

Definition of the Feline Herpes Virus (FHV)  Most humans will recognize the name “herpes”’, but don’t worry, the feline herpes virus type 1 (FHV.1) is nothing like its human cousin. Feline herpes is known under names like cat herpes or feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR). It is an infectious upper respiratory disease that can infect wild …

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) in Dogs

Categorization of EPI in Dogs We’ve all heard of the pancreas but we may not all know what it does. The pancreas is actually an incredibly important organ that sits in the upper part of the abdomen near the intestines and stomach. The pancreas has many roles including producing digestive enzymes to help the body …

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Sebaceous Cysts on Dogs – Causes, Types, Signs and More

When you pet your dog, you often feel their silky fur, cute wet nose, and sometimes a few bumps. Because you’re not sure what it is, you find yourself inspecting it closer. The size, shape, location are all noted. But, what is this small, raised bump? This bump can be many things, but luckily after …

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Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) by Surgery

What is Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV)?  Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) syndrome is also called dog bloat. It occurs in dogs when the stomach dilates and twists into an abnormal position (gastric volvulus). It is a life-threatening condition and needs emergency GDV surgery.  The dilation can occur in any dog. Typically pressure in the …

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An Overview of Blastomycosis in Dogs From a Vet’s Perspective

Intro Into Blastomycosis in Dogs Blastomycosis is a fungal infection in dogs that can be life-threatening in some cases. It can also affect humans and other animals. Blastomycosis in dogs is the disease caused by being infected by a fungus called Blastomyces dermatitidis. What is Blastomyces? It is a dimorphic fungus; when it infects dogs, …

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