Common Ailments Your Newly Adopted Kitten Might Bring Home

Posted on: 20 March 2015

Sometimes kittens that are adopted can come along with illnesses or parasites that need to be treated. If your kitten was living outside or spent time in a shelter, there are common ailments that you can look out for. Here are five common kitten health problems that you might have to have your veterinarian treat after you bring home an adopted kitten. 1. Fleas Fleas can carry diseases that can make your kitten generally uncomfortable.
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Excessive Dog Hair Loss: How To Identify And Prevent It

Posted on: 17 March 2015

Hair loss in dogs is normal to a certain extent, as old or damaged hair is regularly discarded by the body to give space for a new, healthy coat to grow. However, excessive shedding could indicate an underlying condition called "alopecia," which basically refers to a deficiency in the dog's hair coat that causes excessive hair loss accompanied by symptoms such as scratching, skin inflammation and baldness. If you notice that your dog is shedding too much hair with the loss accompanied by bald patches, itching, crusting and inflammation, then it is time to take him to a vet.
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Frugal Fido: How To Minimize Your Dog's Veterinary Expenses

Posted on: 13 March 2015

Dogs are often more expensive than what new owners expect. While no dog is guaranteed to live a long and healthy life, you can minimize your potential veterinary expenses if you take these two things into consideration: Mixed Breed or Purebred? Mixed breed dogs are overwhelmingly cheaper to own than their purebred counterparts. For starters, the base price of buying a mixed breed is usually lower than the purchase price of a purebred.
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How to Detect & Treat Hyperthyroidism in Your Cat

Posted on: 12 March 2015

Just like humans, cats can also suffer from hyperthyroidism, which can cause a wide range of health problems. Hyperthyroidism is characterized as a glandular disease where your cat's circulating levels of thyroxine hormone are present in excess amounts in the cat's bloodstream. It's important to be able to recognize the symptoms of hyperthyroidism in your cat and offer the appropriate treatment to maintain your cat's health over the years. Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
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