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What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Myasthenia Gravis is a neuromuscular disorder that significantly impacts dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. It is characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of the voluntary muscles, stemming from a disruption in the communication between nerves and muscles. There are two primary forms of MG in pets: acquired and congenital. Symptoms in dogs and…

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Common Ailments in Florida Cats

As a pet owner, it is important to be aware of the most common ailments that can affect your cat. This knowledge can help you to identify potential problems early on and seek prompt veterinary care. Some of the most common cat ailments include diarrhea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), feline upper respiratory infection (URI), fleas…

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Ringworm in Cats

As a pet parent, the health and well-being of your feline friend are of utmost importance. But when your cat falls ill, it can be distressing to understand and manage the situation effectively. One common infection cats can suffer from is ringworm. Despite its name, ringworm is not caused by a worm but a fungus…

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What Makes a Good Companion Animal?

Dogs are known to be empathetic animals. They have the ability to pick up on and respond to their owners’ emotional states. Studies have shown that dogs can recognize emotions in humans through their body language, vocalizations, and scent. They can also mimic human emotions, such as happiness, sadness, and fear.

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Why do dogs eat feces?

Yeah, we don’t want to discuss it either, but it needs to be talked about. Why do dogs eat poop? Eating feces, also known as coprophagia, is a common behavior among dogs, although not all dogs exhibit this behavior. There are several reasons why dogs may eat poop: NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES Dogs may eat feces if…

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Microchip or GPS Tracker?

Which is best for your pet? The easy answer is to use both, but the truth of the matter is that you are probably better off just using a GPS tracker. The Problem with Microchips in the U.S. Finding the owner of a microchipped pet can be a long and confusing process, mainly because there is…