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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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A‌ ‌Case‌ ‌of‌ ‌Plasma‌ ‌Cell‌ ‌Pododermatitis‌

Toe beans. Is there anything cuter than your cat’s little feet? Didn’t think so. So when conditions that affect them arise, it’s important to gather as much information as possible. In this article, we will discuss a rare condition called Plasma Cell Pododermatitis. Read below to find out more! What is Feline Plasmacytic Pododermatitis? First, …

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Feline Cerebellar Hypoplasia

Defining Feline Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cats are great hunters. They run, they pounce, and they can sneak up on their prey. The cerebellar portion of the brain is responsible for these voluntary movements. Cats with Feline Cerebellar Hypoplasia have a cerebellum that fails to develop properly. The condition is not painful or life-threatening as long as …

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