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Month: November 2021

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Why Is My Cat Throwing Up?

If you own a cat, you have probably come across more than a few unpleasant piles of cat vomit around the house. While cat vomit can be annoying, it is not always a cause for concern. Cats throw up to eliminate hairballs, expel grass and other non-food items, and regurgitate food they have eaten too quickly. With that said, there are other situations when a cat’s vomiting can indicate a more serious issue. To help you understand why your cat is vomiting, we’ll go over the different reasons why felines throw up. We will also explain what you can do
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Does Your Dog Have Kennel Cough? – What Pet Parents Should Know

Our dogs rely on us to keep them happy and healthy. Even if your canine companion receives a nutritious diet, plenty of exercise, and regular check-ups with a veterinarian, your pooch can still be susceptible to various types of illness. If you’re worried that your dog might have picked up a case of kennel cough, we can help! Since kennel cough is highly contagious and can easily pass from one dog to another, it makes sense why so many pet parents worry that their dogs could be carrying it. Not only will we explain what kennel cough is, but we
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Help! My Dog Has Diarrhea – Why Dogs Get Diarrhea and What To Do About It

While it is a fairly common condition, it can be quite concerning when your canine companion is dealing with an episode of diarrhea. If you want to know what causes the condition and what you can do to help your dog get over it, we are here to help! What Causes Dog Diarrhea? Diarrhea is a common canine ailment caused by a variety of factors. In most cases, diarrhea occurs when the dog’s gastrointestinal tract is unable to absorb nutrients properly. This problem can result from inflammation within the gut and other areas of the digestive system. Infectious agents, like
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What Are Hot Spots on a Dog?

One of the most common reasons dog parents seek veterinary care is to treat skin-related issues. Many dog owners have at some point found what is referred to as a “hot spot” on their dog’s skin. They can range from mildly irritating to very painful for dogs, so it is no surprise that dog owners do everything they can to prevent them. If you don’t know what hot spots are or want to know how to identify and treat a dog hot spot, you’re in the right place! What Are Hot Spots? A canine hot spot is a generalized term
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What to Do When Your Cat Has Diarrhea

Many of the concerns cat owners bring to their vets are related to diarrhea. If your cat is producing loose or wet stool, you might be wondering what you should do. Luckily, we are here to help! Why Do Cats Get Diarrhea? Just like humans, cats are susceptible to the occasional episode of diarrhea. In fact, cats often develop diarrhea for many of the same reasons that humans do! In most cases, cat diarrhea occurs because their gastrointestinal tract cannot absorb nutrients properly. It may also result when the digestive system cannot function at full capacity, often the result of