General Pet Articles

Tapeworms

Tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum and Taenia spp.) are the largest of the intestinal parasites that infect dogs and cats. An adult tapeworm can reach 8 inches in length, although the …

Snake Bites

Despite our deepest fears, snakes are actually quite shy creatures. They prefer to be left alone and are rarely aggressive. Snakes bite only when threatened or injured. Dogs’ persistent …

Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety occurs in both dogs and cats. The emotional stress that separation anxiety causes is equally terrible for the pet and the owner. Dogs can become quite destructive, …

Sebaceous Cysts

Just like people, as animals age they seem to get “bumpier”. It is important to have each new lump and bump you find on your pet checked by the …

Roundworms

Roundworms are very common intestinal parasites that infect dogs, cats, and people. They are about the diameter of thin spaghetti and can reach 4 to 6 inches long. There …

Pemphigus Foliaceus

Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s own normal defenses inappropriately attack one of the layers of the skin. There are several subtypes of this disease, each …
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