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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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What Is Cherry Eye in Dogs?

Dogs and cats have a third eyelid that helps to protect their eyes and also helps to distribute tears across the surface of the eyes.

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A Guide To Cat Bite Abscesses

Cat bite abscesses are very common and happen when bacteria are introduced through the skin when cats fight.

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What Is Canine Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a relatively common condition in dogs and is usually relatively easy to treat. The condition results from a lack of production of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland in the neck.

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Does My Dog Have Canine Arthritis?

Canine arthritis is caused by inflammation within the joints and it is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs, with 4 out of every 5 older dogs affected.

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What Is Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) In Dogs?

BOAS is a condition seen in flat faced (brachycephalic) breeds such as pugs, French bulldogs, shih tzu, boxers and bulldogs.

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