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A Guide To Ear Infections in Dogs (Otitis Externa)

External ear infections (otitis externa) are common in dogs and can cause considerable pain and discomfort.

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A Guide To Dry Eye / Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) in Dogs

Dry eye, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a painful condition where the tear glands stop working properly, and no longer produce the tears that lubricate the eyes.

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A Guide To Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) is a condition in which there is a problem with the production or response to insulin.

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A Guide To Dental Problems in Rabbits

Rabbits are lagomorphs and so their teeth are actually more similar to horses than dogs and cats, as they continue to growth throughout the rabbit’s lifetime.

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What To Know About Dental Disease in Dogs

Dental (tooth and gum) disease is common amongst dogs as they get older.

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What To Know About Dental Disease in Cats

Dental (tooth and gum) disease is common in cats as they get older, with up to 85% of cats over three years having some form of dental disease.

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What is Cushing’s Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism) In Dogs?

Cushing’s disease (or hyperadrenocorticism) occurs when the adrenal glands produce too much of the steroid cortisol that is often referred to as the stress hormone.

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A Guide To Cruciate Ligament Disease in Dogs

Inside the knee joint, there are two ligaments that help to hold the thigh and shin bones together, while allowing them to move relative to one another, creating a hinge joint.

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A Guide To Eye Ulcers (Corneal Ulcers) in Dogs

The cornea is the transparent layer covering the front of the eyeball – it is a bit like a windowpane.

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A Guide To Constipation in Cats

Constipation is fairly common in cats, although its causes and severity can vary widely. It is most common in middle-aged and older cats and is characterised by an abnormal accumulation of faeces in the colon (large intestine).

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A Guide To Conjunctivitis in Dogs

Conjunctivitis is a common condition where the conjunctiva (the thin membrane covering the whites of the eyes and lining the insides of the eyelids) becomes inflamed.

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What Is Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats?

The kidneys do many important jobs. They filter waste products from the blood into the urine so that they can be removed from the body.

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