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    Frostbite in Dogs

    What is frostbite? Frostbite or congelatio in medical terminology is the damage that is caused to skin and other tissues due to extreme cold. When the environmental temperature drops below 32°F (0°C), blood vessels close to the skin….

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    Degenerative Disc Disease in Dogs

    Degenerative Disc Disease in Dogs What is a disc, and what is its purpose? The spinal cord is one of the most important and sensitive organ systems in the body. If it is damaged, the….

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    Spotlight birds: Crop Infections

    Crop Infections in Birds General Information Crop infections are common in pet birds, especially baby birds that are being hand fed. While not usually fatal if treated early, crop infections can be serious and result….

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    Spotlight: Allergies in Cats

    Allergy – General in Cats What are allergies and how do they affect cats? One of the most common conditions affecting cats is allergy. An allergy occurs when the cat’s immune system “overreacts” to foreign substances….

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    Spotlight: Obesity in Dogs

    Obesity in Dogs In North America, obesity is the most common preventable disease in dogs. Approximately 25-30% of the general canine population is obese, with 40-45% of dogs aged 5-11 years old weighing in higher than normal…..

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    Bloat/Gastric Dilation and Volvulus in Dogs

    What is GDV? Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) is a life threatening disorder most commonly seen in large, deep-chested dogs. In its early stage, the stomach fills with gas, causing a simple gastric dilatation or….

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    Article: Heat Stroke in Dogs

    What is heat stroke? Heat stroke is a term commonly used for hyperthermia or elevated body temperature. Generally speaking, if a pet’s body temperature exceeds 103°F (39.4°C), it is considered abnormal or hyperthermic. Body temperatures above 106°F (41°F)….

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    Care of Surgical Incisions in Dogs

    The purpose of this article is to provide you with general information about the routine care of your dog’s surgical incision. If your dog’s incision requires special care, your veterinarian will discuss the details of….