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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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Guide To Bladder Problems In Rabbits & Guinea Pigs

Rabbit and guinea pigs are prone to bladder problems such as bladder sludge and stones. Bladder sludge is urine that has thickened due to the presence of large amounts of calcium – it can be sandy and toothpaste-like in consistency.

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Guide To Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis is a very common condition in older animals and is caused by inflammation within the joints, resulting in swelling, pain and reluctance to move around.

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Guide To Alabama Rot In Dogs?

Alabama rot is also known as cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV) and is a rare and mysterious disease affecting dogs, causing damage to the blood vessels in the skin and kidneys.

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What Is Alopecia in Dogs?

While it is natural for most dogs to moult in cycles throughout the year, they should not become bald in any areas. Alopecia refers to the partial or complete loss of hair in areas where it should normally be present.

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Guide To Anal Gland Problems in Dogs

The anal glands are marble-sized sacs that sit just inside the anus (around the 4 and 8 o’clock positions).

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