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Otitis externa: Not just an ear problem

August 3, 2019

Otitis externa (outer ear infection) is an inflammation of the auditory canal. It is one of the most frequently seen problems in dogs. In many cases, ear disease becomes chronic and can be a difficult, frustrating problem to deal with. There are four components that…

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Why won’t my cat use the litterbox?

August 3, 2019

Cats are normally fastidious creatures. Cats will bury their excrement and urine to keep their environment clean. This natural behavior makes it possible to easily train most cats to use a litterbox. Urinating outside the box can be due the problems outlined below. Urinary Tract…

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Feline chronic kidney disease and failure

August 3, 2019

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an irreversible loss of kidney function that occurs gradually over months or years and eventually leads to kidney failure.  It is a common disease in older cats.  The kidneys are organs that maintain the body’s balance of fluid…

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Toothbrushing for pets

August 3, 2019

“Only brush the teeth you want to keep.” Brushing teeth is the only surefire way to keep plaque and tartar from building up on your pet’s teeth. Most pets will accept this benign procedure, especially if you make it a rewarding experience for them. Bribe…

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Outdoor cats: Risk prevention

August 2, 2019

The question of whether a cat should be kept indoors or be allowed to roam outside is frequently asked. Some behaviorists feel quite strongly that many cat behavior problems could be eliminated if cats were let outside. The outdoors is, after all, a feline’s natural…

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Successful weight reduction for your pet

August 2, 2019

“Winter weight”. “He is just big boned.” We’ll do more walking now that the weather is warmer.” “We don’t give any treats.” “My husband insists on giving tablescraps”. Whatever the reason, your pet is still overweight and now is the time to correct the problems…

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