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...
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...
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,...