The thought of a worm living inside the body is already unsavory, but even more so when the worms are living in one of the body’s most important organs… the heart! One of the most horrible parasites that can infect our pets is heartworm, or Dirofilaria immitis.
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Cushing’s disease, or hyper-adrenocorticism, is a chronic excess of steroids produced in the body by the adrenal gland. The types of steroids in question are glucocorticoids, which are produced by the adrenal gland in response to stimulation by the pituitary … read more
The pancreas is a thin, delicate, soft organ that lives right next to the top part of the digestive tract. It is responsible for producing digestive enzymes which are released into the gut in response to food that is eaten. … read more
Spending the majority of their time on their feet, it is easy to see why it is so vitally important to make sure that you take good care of your dog’s paws. read more
First, please discuss everything with your vet. Caring for a dog with cancer must be teamwork. If you’re working with a holistic veterinarian, then perhaps a lot of this information is already known to him/her; which may save some steps. … read more
Seth, Why is my cat constantly scratching her ears? Is it mites? read more