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Bloat in dogs

A lot of people do not know about bloating in dogs—and few of us are fortunate to get the necessary information to help us when our dogs are suffering from this ailment. Vets tell us that gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat, as it is commonly called, is a life-threatening condition that primarily occurs in large, deep-chested breeds of dogs.

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Asprin toxicity in your cat

When many of us think of Aspirin, we think of a very common medication that is found in a lot of homes; almost everyone has heard of Aspirin, and many of us have had to take it on occasions, for pain or some other complaint.

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Dogs and cats need healthy teeth and gums

Your pet’s dental care is important; it is an integral part of your pet's health. According to a noted veterinary hospital, just as you brush your teeth every day and have them professionally cleaned by your dentist, your animals need the same or similar treatment. A common indication of dental disease in your pet is of course, bad breath. With dogs and cats, naturally, some breath odor is unavoidable at times. However, when the breath odor is really bad, this may be due to the metabolism of some of the bacteria present in the mouth when excessive plaque is present.

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Your best friend can be trained too

Do you have a best friend? Is your best friend your dog? Dogs have earned the title, Man’s Best Friend” over the years, and many have lived up to that description. However, there are some dog owners who have thrown up your hands and gave up on your best friend all because of behavioral problems. Dogs used to be kept outside, maybe in the back yard.
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Hyperthyroidism in cats

Veterinarians tell us that hyperthyroidism is very common type of hormonal disorder seen in older cats, and even some middle aged cats. This occurs when the thyroid glands began producing large amounts of thyroid hormones. Often this happens as a result of a benign thyroid tumor (adenoma); however, vets do not know what causes the tumor to develop in cats.

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Medicine toxicity in cats

Vet professionals can provide pet owners with ample amounts of information regarding pet health—it is suggested that pet owners have a close personal relationship with their vets. Vets state that pet owners should be more aware of acetaminophen and its use, and that it should not be administered to pets.

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