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Pet Health Concerns: Hemeralopia

Hemeralopia is a the inability to see clearly in bright light. Most people have heard of night blindness, but not of this day blindness. Animals with this condition simply cannot adapt to bright light. This condition is usually caused by … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Hair Loss

Hair loss, also called alopecia, is a fairly common condition in pets. It can affect dogs and cats of all ages, breed and gender, and can be either gradual or acute. It is a very noticeable condition characterized by a variety of different … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Heart Conditions

Last week we discussed Mitral Valve Problems, which is a specific heart issue that affects many pets, but today I wanted to give an overview of heart problems in general. Unfortunately, there is a vast range of conditions and afflictions … Continue reading

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Bad Breath May Signal Poor Dental Health

The following guest post comes from Rebecca Rose, president of In Clover, Inc., which develops high quality natural supplements for pets. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80 percent of dogs develop gum disease by the age … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Mitral Valve Problems

The mitral valve is one of the four valves in the heart. It’s job is to separate the left atrium (the blood collecting chamber) from the left ventricle (the pumping chamber). If your pet has a mitral valve issue, it usually means that the valve has … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Hair Follicle Tumors

Hair follicle tumors are small wart-like tumors on the hair follicles which are usually benign. There are two varieties of this type of tumor – pilomatricomas and trichoepitheliomas. Pilomatricomas are rare tumors that originate in the cells that produce hair … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Grape and Raisin Toxicity

Grape and raisin toxicity is a health condition that can affect any pet of any breed, dog or cat. When a grape or raisin is consumed by a dog or cat, a toxic reaction occurs that poses a serious health … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that occurs in humans and pets alike. With this condition, excessive fluid builds up and causes increased pressure in the eye, which may cause damage to the optic nerve. With damage occurring to the … Continue reading

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Trupanion Informs Dog Owners of a Rare Case of Salmon Poisoning

(PR.com) June 27, 2011 — Trupanion, the nation’s fastest-growing pet insurance provider, recently received a claim from a policyholder for suspected salmon poisoning. While this condition is rare, it can be fatal, so it is important for pet owners to … Continue reading

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Pet Health Concerns: Gingivitis

Not only common in humans, gingivits affects other animals as well. Occurring in cats and dogs, this condition forms when tartar builds up on teeth and causes inflammation. It may affect one or several teeth in the pets mouth and … Continue reading

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