Seizures in Pets - Knowing the Signs and What to Do

  The brain is amazing. It houses an extraordinary number of electrical impulses and trillions of connections controlling everything in the body. With so many connections, it’s not surprising that sometimes there can be a misfire. Such abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes seizures in pets.   Seizures can occur from an issue outside the brain (metabolic) or an issue inside the brain. Issues outside the brain may include…

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Glaucoma in your Pet – Can You Slow Down This Sight Stealer? 

Nearly 3 million Americans and more than 60 million people worldwide have glaucoma. As the second leading cause of blindness in humans, it makes sense that there is a focus every year on raising awareness about this “sneak thief of sight” with National Glaucoma Month. As we’re having conversations about this condition in humans, let’s talk about glaucoma in your pet.   Glaucoma occurs in nearly 2% of dogs in North America,…

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Thyroid Disorders in Your Pet - Treatment for Dogs and Cats

  Sometimes weight can be like a roller coaster. You gain some. Then you lose some. Then maybe you gain a few more pounds back. It’s true for people, and it can be true for pets. But did you know that weight swings like this in your pet may be a sign of thyroid disorders?     What is the thyroid? The thyroid gland is an organ in the neck…

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Pet Cold Safety - 10 Tips for Plummeting Temperatures

  Across much of the United States, the winter months bring colder temperatures, ice, and snow. Fresh snowfall can be beautiful and even fun for your pet at times. But the cold weather also brings challenges to keeping your pet healthy and safe. Prevention is the best way to protect your pet’s wellbeing and keep them out of the emergency room. Here are 10 pet cold safety tips…

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Help Your Pet Peel off Pounds and Reach a Healthy Weight

  It’s that time of the year when many people make resolutions to get healthy. These resolutions often include shedding unwanted pounds. Did you know your pet might also benefit from weight loss? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, around 54% of dogs and 60% of cats are overweight. Being overweight can significantly impact their health and longevity. So, while you’re on the New Year’s Resolution train, bring your pet along for…

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