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Veterinary Oncologist

A veterinary oncologist is a veterinarian who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer in animals. This specialization requires additional training beyond veterinary school, typically including a one-year internship and a three-year residency in oncology. Veterinary oncologists are skilled in using various treatments and therapies to manage cancer in pets, similar to oncologists who treat humans.…

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Your Pet has Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a serious gum disease that can affect both dogs and cats, leading to a range of health issues. It’s important to recognize the signs so that you can seek veterinary care promptly. Here are some signs of periodontitis in dogs and cats: If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to take…

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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.