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Pet Health

Vestibular Disease in Dogs

The vestibular system is responsible for maintaining normal balance.
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Arthritis in Dogs

There are many causes of arthritis in pets. In most cases, the arthritis is a progressive degenerative disease that worsens with age.
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Cancer Treatment

These notes are provided to help you understand the treatment options that may be considered for cancer in your pet dog or cat.
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Cushing's Disease

Cushing's disease is a condition in which the adrenal glands overproduce certain hormones.
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Degenerative Myelopathy

This is a disease affecting the spinal cord, resulting in slowly progressive hind limb weakness and paralysis.
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Diabetes in cats

Diabetes mellitus is caused by a deficiency of insulin which is normally produced by the pancreas.
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Heart Disease

Congestive Heart Failure is a term that refers to the heart's inability to pump adequate blood to the body.
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Hyperthyroidism in cats

Hyperthyroidism is a disorder characterized by the overproduction of thyroid hormone and a subsequent increase in the metabolic rate.
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Kidney failure in cats

Because the kidneys perform a variety of different functions, the symptoms can be variable including weight loss, poor hair quality, lethargy, vomiting, lack of appetite, and increased thirst.
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Liver disease in cats

Because of the liver's diverse functions, disease processes can affect the liver in many ways.
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Pain Management for cats

Fortunately for cats and the people who love them, veterinarians have made excellent progress in understanding cat pain and how to manage it.
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Pain Management for dogs

In recent years, veterinarians have made great progress in understanding how dogs feel pain and the best ways to manage that pain.
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Quality of Life - cats

Quality of life is a way to refer to and discuss the day-to-day life and lifestyle of a cat reaching the end of its life.
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Quality of Life - dogs

If we can successfully meet a terminally ill dog’s basic needs, in terms of comfort and well-being, then we can feel confident that we have provided a good quality of life.
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Seizures

Seizures are one of the most frequently reported neurological conditions in dogs.
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