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Puppy Freed From Car Tire After Getting Head Stuck

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Puppies are inherently curious creatures, and sometimes their desire to explore and get into everythingcan get them into trouble. Case in a point: aPit Bull puppy named Jade accidentally got her head stuck in the rim of a car tire when...

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How to Give Your Pet a Pill

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By Mindy Cohan, VMD Giving oral medication to a cat or dog can be a challenge for pet parents. If your veterinarian recommends medication for your cat or dog, she has your pet’s best interest in mind. Fortunately, pilling a...

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70 Cats Removed From 'Deplorable' Conditions in New York Home

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Animal control officers from thePutnam County SPCA discovered 61 living cats and ninedeceased cats inside a home inKent, New York. They searched the property on May 16, 2017,after reports of a high number of pets living in squalor. According...

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What Not to Do

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Both Jones and Holt stress that using medication meant for people or other pets is not a good idea when treating cat eye infections. “Do not use any over-the-counter eye drops for your cat, unless it’s artificial tears,”...

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Minimize Stress by Knowing When to Quit

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If kitty isn’t particularly amenable to having medication administered, it may not be worthwhile to continue with that treatment. Holt says that stress can exacerbate eye issues, even if the cat is receiving treatment. “Giving...

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Know Your Treatment Options

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Treatments for eye infections can range from topical—think drops and ointments—to oral antibiotics and ocular surgery. If your cat is diagnosed with an eye condition that requires oral medications or topical drops or ointments,...

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Let the Professionals Do Their Work

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Because the symptoms of eye infections are so nonspecific, vets use a myriad of tools to get to the bottom of the problem. “First, I’ll look at which parts of the eye are red. It could just be an eyelid issue, rather than a problem...

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Don't Diagnose on Your Own

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Many of the cats brought to vets for red eyes and other ocular symptoms are exhibiting some form of conjunctivitis, which is characterized by inflammation of the mucous membrane that covers the inside of the eyelid and parts of the eye (the...

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If Something Is Off, Schedule a Vet Appointment

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Once you know what your cat’s “normal” is, you’re better able to identify signs of infection. These can include everything from redness and drainage to squinting and rubbing. However, it’s important that...

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Know What Your Cat’s Eyes Should Look Like

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The first thing you should do when it comes to your kitty’s ocular health is to familiarize yourself with your cat’s eyes. What color are they? What does the third eyelid look like? Having a baseline is very important so that...

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7 Tips for Treating Cat Eye Infections

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By Kate Hughes As with most feline ailments, recognizing when there is a problem is the first step in diagnosing and treating eye infections in cats. But, since many kitties can be very private—even more so when they’re...

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7 Tips for Treating Cat Eye Infections

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Recognizing when there is a problem is the first step in diagnosing and treating eye infections in cats. Here are some tips that pet parents can use to keep their cats’ eyes bright and healthy.

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Omar the Maine Coon Could Be the World's Longest Cat

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Atabout 3 feet11 inches, Omar the Maine Coonis poised to be the longest cat in the world. Thefeline, who lives in Australia with his pet parentStephanie Hirst, has become nothing short of an internet sensation thanks to his stunningly...

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Crowdfunding Your Pet's Care

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Modern veterinary care is expensive. Owners are demanding, and veterinarians are increasingly able to provide a higher standard of care than they used to, and costs have risen as a result. Pet insurance and a savings account specifically for...

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Cat Snoring: Is It Normal?

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By Kate Hughes When you brought kitty home from the rescue organization, you probably expected the typical cat experience. When she settled in immediately for a nap, you knew it was coming. She is a cat, after all. What you didn’t...

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Dry Mouth in Pets: What to Do About It

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By Jennifer Coates, DVM Drool—it’s one of the less desirable aspects of pet ownership, right? But in reality, saliva plays a number of vital roles. It moisturizes food, making it easier to swallow, is essential to oral...

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Is It Normal to Talk to Pets?

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I talk to my dog. I also talk to all the other dogs at the dog park. I may not be a “normal” person in all respects, but I don’t think this is one of my questionable character traits. I think it’s totally normal to talk...

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Tea Tree Oil for Fleas: Is It Safe?

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By Hanie Elfenbein, DVM Fleas are itchy and uncomfortable for our pets, but they are easily preventable. Options to protect your pet from fleas include collars, topical treatments, and chewable tablets. Nowadays, some of these preventatives...

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China to Ban Sale of Dog Meat at Controversial Yulin Festival

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In a huge win for animal rights activists, the sale of dog meat will be banned at the controversial Yulin Festival in China this year. According to the South China Morning Post, the ban will go into effect a week prior to the festival’s...

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Brewer’s Yeast for Dogs: Understanding the Benefits and Risks

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By Hanie Elfenbein, DVM Brewer’s yeast is derived from a single-celled organism responsible for fermentation in beer. It’s also a safe dietary supplement that offers many potential benefits for dogs. As always, consult...

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Epitheliotropic Lymphoma

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While technically not a skin tumor, another common cancer that occurs in the superficial layers of the skin is epitheliotropic lymphoma. Lymphoma is a blood-borne cancer of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Lymphocytes are found throughout...

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Hair Follicle Tumors

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Like glandular tumors, most hair follicle tumors are benign and cured with surgical removal, despite their intimidating assortment of names (e.g. keratinizing acanthoma, trichoblastoma, trichoepithelioma, pilomatricoma). Malignant hair follicle...

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Tumors of the Skin Glands

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Most glandular tissue tumors in dogs are benign (e.g. sebaceous hyperplasia or sebaceous adenoma). Malignant glandular tumors include sebaceous gland carcinomas, apocrine gland carcinomas, and eccrine carcinomas. Sometimes benign tumors...

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Squamous cell carcinoma is a rare form of skin cancer in dogs. Tumors are found more frequently in light-skinned, hairless, or sparsely haired portions of the skin. At-risk breeds include Dalmatians, Bull Terriers, and Beagles. Most squamous...

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