Pet Symptom Checker

“Pruritus” is the term veterinarians use for itchiness in pets, and it is among the most common presenting complaints in animal hospitals. In both dogs and cats, the majority of skin disease is pruritic. Unfortunately for itchy cats, direct treatment options are slightly more limited than in dogs.… read more

In recent years, pet parents have become more and more aware of what they are feeding their dogs. However, with all of the different dog food formulas and brands, it can be hard to figure out what really makes a dog food nutritious and balanced. This article will explain everything you need to know… read more

At some point, you’re likely to see your dog limping. It can be scary and concerning because it’s not easy to figure out what caused the limping in the first place. Limping in dogs is never normal, but some of its associated health problems are more serious than others. This guide will break down… read more

A cat’s skin acts as a barrier between their body and the outside world. If a cat has a skin condition, that barrier can be impaired. It weakens their body’s defenses, and in many cases, generates a severe amount of discomfort. Since a cat’s skin is one of the few organs we can see pretty easily… read more

Our feline friends hide disease and injury incredibly well, so cat parents should be aware of subtle signs of illness. As a cat parent, you need to pay attention to your cat’s circadian rhythms, energy levels, eating and drinking interest, and urination and defecation habits. When it comes to… read more

In cats, it can be difficult to tell the difference between retching/vomiting, regurgitation, and coughing. These are all very different and come with different possible causes, so it is important to try and differentiate between them. Vomiting is the active motion of ejecting contents from a cat’s… read more

For many dogs, going on an outing in the family car is an enjoyable adventure. However, for dogs that experience motion sickness, car rides are anything but enjoyable, no matter how fun the destination may be. What Causes Dog Car Sickness and Motion Sickness? Motion sickness in dogs can result from… read more

Decreased appetite (hyporexia), or loss of appetite (anorexia) in dogs can be stressful for pet parents, and can often indicate an underlying medical condition. Anorexia for more than 24 hours should not be ignored, as it is often a warning that something else is going on. Here’s some insight on… read more

As more research is done in the field of veterinary nutrition, we continue to learn more about how to keep pets happy and healthy with one of the most important and enjoyable aspects of their daily care: food. Research has shown that one of the most critical dietary components for our feline… read more

A common question that veterinarians get asked is whether cats should eat canned or dry food. The good news is that most commercial cat foods provide an excellent source of nutrition, whether it’s dry cat food or wet cat food. But finding the best food for your cat will depend on several factors,… read more