Conditions

Masticatory Myositis in Dogs – When Chewing Hurts!

I’m a foodie. Heaven knows I love some scrumptious delights to please my palate. What if the simple action of …

Rhinoscopy in Dogs & Cats – Looking Inside the Nasal Cavity

Just like you and me, dogs and cats frequently develop nasal problems. They get infections. They sniff up foreign particles. …

Acute Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Syndrome (AHDS) – A Cause of Bloody Feces in Dogs

No dog parent wants to clean up diarrhea. Cleaning up bloody diarrhea is even more unpleasant. Unfortunately, the development of …

Chylothorax in Cats – Our Feline Friends Don’t Like This Milk!

Pleural space disease causes fluid and/or air to abnormally accumulate between the lungs and the chest wall. There are many …

Myasthenia Gravis – When the Muscles & Nerves Don’t Talk

Nerves send vital signals to muscles throughout the body. When these chemical signals don’t interact with muscles normally, one possible …

Acne & Your Cat – When Your Feline Gets Zits

Who can forget one of the joyous wonders of puberty? Which one, you ask? Acne of course! Our furry feline …

Lungworm Infection in Cats – A Cause of Coughing

In previous posts I’ve written about various causes of coughing in cats, particularly asthma. This week I wanted to share information …

Proptosis of the Eye – When Your Dog’s Eye Pops Out!

Eyes are beautiful, truly unique, and colorful. Unfortunately, accidents involving the eyes happen. One of the more common mishaps is …

Pica in Dogs & Cats – Does Your Pet Eat Weird Things?

Working in an emergency room for almost two decades, I’ve definitely seen my fair share of patients who’ve ingested some …