My Pet Has TAPEWORMS?!?

What are tapeworms? The adult Dipylidium caninum lives in the small intestine of dogs or cats. It is hooked onto the intestinal wall, and once docked to the host’s intestinal wall the tapeworm begins to grow a long tail. Each segment making up the tail is like a...

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Why did my pet have a seizure?

A seizuring pet can be a very scary experience for both the pet and the pet owner. So we asked Dr. Yung to explain more about seizures and what to do if you think your pet is having one. WHAT: Seizures are any involuntary activity that occurs abnormally. Most often in...

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How did my pet get diabetes?

The most common form of Diabetes is called Diabetes Milletus. DEFINITION: Cells of the body require sugar. Diabetes Mellitus is a disease where the pancreas has an inability to secrete insulin (Insulin Dependent Diabetes), or from the decreased action of insulin in...

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How did my cat get urinary tract disease?

We will explore what feline lower urinary tract disease is, the symptoms, how and who gets these infections, the diagnosis, and treatment, as well as prognosis for recovery. WHAT: Notice that the title of this was NOT “lower urinary tract infection” in cats – because...

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How did my dog get a urinary tract infection?

WHAT: A lower urinary tract infection (LUTI) is when there is an infection in the lower urinary tract – i.e., the bladder. The medical term is “cystitis,” and when the infection is caused by bacteria, it is a “bacterial cystitis.” Nobody gets a viral bladder...

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