Common Diseases & Conditions

Tips, advice and education for pet owners.

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Common Diseases & Conditions

Tips, advice and education for pet owners.

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Cushing’s Disease

What is Cushing’s Disease? Cushing’s Disease (hyperadrenocorticism) develops when your dog has an overproduction of the hormone cortisol.
How did my dog get Cushing’s Disease? A dog produces most of its cortisol

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Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes occurs when there is a lack of insulin in your pet’s body.
How did my pet get Diabetes? Diabetes acts the same in pets as it does in humans.Just like humans, genetics plays a role in why we get certain diseases

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Obesity

What is Obesity? Obesity is excess fat and body weight on your pet. This is a common problem with family pets. 52.6% of dogs and 57.6% of cats in the United States are overweight. Similar to humans there are many health risks and diseases

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Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis involves inflammation and degeneration of joints.has a 20% chance of getting this disease as they age regardless of their lifestyle and overall health. This disease is one of the most common diseases

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats

What is Hyperthyroidism? Your cat has two thyroid glands located in their neck. These glands play a very important role in regulating your cat’s metabolism. Some cats develop nodules in one (or rarely both) thyroid glands. Most nodules are benign

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