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The Importance of Cortisol in Dogs and Cats

The Importance of Cortisol in Dogs and Cats

The endocrine system is a fascinating network of tissues and glands responsible for vital hormones that regulate many of the body’s functions. Cortisol is one such vital hormone. It is often referred to as the stress hormone, for good reason. However, aiding stress...

Anal Sac Disease

Anal Sac Disease

Anal sac disease is a common issue among pets, especially dogs. While this problem can cause discomfort, treatment is usually quick, simple, and brings great relief to those afflicted. Because of its common occurrence, it’s important to keep watch for symptoms and...

Top Safety Practices When Camping with Dogs

Top Safety Practices When Camping with Dogs

Camping is a favorite pastime for many people around the globe. Escaping crowds and concrete, gathering around a fire, sleeping under stars, fishing, hiking, and simply immersing in nature are beloved experiences for many. If you’re like countless others, you wouldn’t...

Giardiasis in Pets

Giardiasis in Pets

Digestive upset results from many ailments, some worse than others. Giardiasis is one illness that can range from mild and nearly imperceptible to deadly. It’s commonality, ease of transmission, and ability to sicken make this an especially nasty sickness.   Giardia...

Ear Infections in Dogs (Canine Otitis Externa)

Ear Infections in Dogs (Canine Otitis Externa)

Canine otitis externa, inflammation of the outer ear canal, is an irritating, painful, and sometimes damaging condition. It’s common and plagues many dogs around the world. Early recognition and treatment are imperative in preventing serious complications.  The latest...

Summer Safety for Dogs

Summer Safety for Dogs

The majority of North America sees its hottest temperatures in July, according to the Global Historical Climatology Network. Average overall temperatures across the globe are rising each year. This heat affects our pets as much as it does us. We must take extra care...

Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Dogs

Blue-Green Algae Poisoning in Dogs

In recent years, reports of blue-green algae poisoning in dogs have increased across the United States. What exactly are blue-green algae and why should you be concerned? Here we’ll go over what they are, where they occur, and how to keep your pups safe.  Blue-green...

Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats

Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats

The pancreas is an organ that produces enzymes and hormones that aid in digestion and help control blood glucose levels, respectfully. When this organ fails to function properly, as with pancreatitis, it can lead to several complications including pain, organ failure,...