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Pet Health Concerns: Hemangiosarcoma

Hemangiosarcoma is a rare and often fatal form of cancer. These tumors start in the pet’s blood vessels, and because blood vessels are found throughout the body, these tumors can pop up anywhere. However, they are most often found in … 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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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 Prescriptions to be Available at Target

Yesterday I learned that Target is testing out a new pilot program in their pharmacy where they will be able to fill not only human prescriptions, but pet prescriptions as well. The pilot program launched last fall in 35 Target … 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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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 Concern: Cicadas

Summer is upon us, and in many parts of the country, summer brings out a large, grasshopper-like insect called a cicada. Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates where they are known for the loud, distinctive noise they make. While their … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Keeping Your Pup Cool in the Summer

The following is a guest post from Ashley Spade. Ashley, in addition to being Sir Winston Pugsalot the First’s favorite human, is a blogger and law student. She volunteers at her local pug rescue in between studying and training for … Continue reading

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Containing the Costs of Pet Care

Recently the New York Times published an article on containing the costs of pet care. The Seattle Times re-published it the next day. This article offers pet owners advice on caring for their pets in the most budget-friendly way possible. … Continue reading

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