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How Much Does Heartworm Treatment Cost for Dogs?

How Much Does Heartworm Treatment Cost for Dogs?

Kelly Sulik, DVM
Jun 01, 2020
Can Cats Eat Chocolate?

Can Cats Eat Chocolate?

Jamie Lovejoy, DVM
Jun 01, 2020

Health Articles

Ultrasounds for Dogs and Cats: Everything You Need to Know

Ultrasounds for Dogs and Cats: Everything You Need to Know

Heidi Kos-Barber, DVM
May 27, 2020

Ultrasounds can be very useful in diagnosing health issues in dogs and cats. Here’s what you need to know about ultrasounds for pets. What Is an Ultrasound? An ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that uses sound waves to create an image of a body part. During an ultrasound, the veterinarian uses a computer with a handheld probe. The probe is moved across the surface of the skin over the site of interest. The sound waves generated by the ultrasound...
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7 Dog Allergy Symptoms to Look For

7 Dog Allergy Symptoms to Look For

Matthew Everett Miller, DVM
May 12, 2020

Allergies are common in dogs. About 1-2% of all dogs have a food allergy, and as many as 25% of dogs with skin problems have a food allergy. When you throw in dogs with inhalant or environmental allergens (like pollen or mold) and flea allergies, you’re looking at a sizeable portion of the canine population that’s suffering from allergies. How can you tell if your dog has allergies? Many diseases can cause the same symptoms as allergies...
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Arthritis Treatment for Cats

Arthritis Treatment for Cats

PetMD Editorial
Apr 07, 2020

Updated and reviewed for accuracy on April 7, 2020 by Dr. Amanda Simonson, DVM   Most people are aware of arthritis and the pain that it can cause for both people and dogs. But did you know that cats can also be commonly affected by this condition? A cat can develop arthritis over time in their joints and limbs as well as their spine. Fortunately, there has been an increase in options available to help manage and treat arthritis pain in cats. Here’s...
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Nutrition Articles

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food?

Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
May 27, 2020

There’s something about cat food that makes it virtually irresistible to a dog. Most dogs, regardless of breed, age, and how well-behaved they are, will sniff out and snack on cat food if it’s available. But is eating cat food bad for a dog? Here’s what you need to know about dog nutrition and whether...
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How to Tell if Your Dog Has Food Allergies

How to Tell if Your Dog Has Food Allergies

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Feb 10, 2020
What’s the Best Food for Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs?

What’s the Best Food for Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs?

Natalie Stilwell, DVM, MS, PhD
Dec 10, 2019

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