Important Reasons to Spay or Neuter Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

Spaying and neutering pet rabbits and guinea pigs can help them have the longest and healthiest life possible. Below are medical reasons supporting spaying and neutering: Eliminates the risk of uterine or testicular cancer. Female rabbits and guinea pigs are at a much higher risk of developing uterine cancer as compared to other pets, such as dogs and cats. Depending on the breed, up to 60% will develop cancer by middle age. Spaying eliminates…

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Is Your Pet in Pain? Look for these signs.

September is Pain Awareness Month. Originally started in 2001 by the American Chronic Pain Association, this annual event raises public awareness of issues around pain and pain management. With this in mind, now is a great time to learn about symptoms of pain in cats and dogs. Cats and dogs experience many types of pain, just like we do. Think about the last time you had the flu, or had a sprain/strain, a broken bone,…

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Diseases that Can Lead to Heatstroke in Dogs

Summer is the season of fun in the sun, but it can also be hot, and even too hot for some. Medical conditions affecting specific breeds can cause dogs to be intolerant to heat and lead to heat exhaustion or stroke. Below, we discuss how laryngeal paralysis and Brachycephalic syndrome can increase the risk of heatstroke in dogs. Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs Laryngeal paralysis is a disease usually affecting older, large breed dogs, namely Labrador…

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