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Cleft Lip and Palate in Puppies Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Cleft Lip and Palate in Puppies
Cleft lip and cleft palate are common birth defects in puppies. Learn more about the cause and treatment of this oral deformity.
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Cleft Lip and Palate in Kittens Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Cleft Lip and Palate in Kittens
Cleft lip and cleft palate are common birth defects in kittens. Learn more about the cause and treatment of this oral deformity.
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Persistent Right Aortic Arch: A Common Birth Defect Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Persistent Right Aortic Arch: A Common Birth Defect
Persistent right aortic arch is a relatively common congenital birth defect for German Shepherds and Irish Setters. Learn how it happens and what to look for.
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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy: It's in the DNA Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Canine Degenerative Myelopathy: It's in the DNA
A mutated gene is responsible for a crippling disease that may hit many popular breeds of dogs. Learn who to test for the disease before you adopt your next pup.
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November: National Pet Diabetes Month Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
November: National Pet Diabetes Month
November is National Diabetes Month, and while this month was originally designed to increase awareness of this common endocrine disease in humans, we need to be aware of the growing prevalence of DM in dogs and cats also.
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A Vet's Life
Defeating Diabetes? Gene Therapy Cures Type I Diabetes in Dogs
The groundbreaking research was conducted at Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). In simplest terms, the scientists injected the diabetic dogs with gene therapy vectors in a single intramuscular injection.
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Retinal Detachment in Cats or Dogs Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Retinal Detachment in Cats or Dogs
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the inner surface of the eye. When it becomes detached from the tissue supporting it, a very serious situation exists.
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Anemia in Cats Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Anemia in Cats
If your cat has anemia, there’s been a drop in the number of his red blood cells or his red blood cells aren’t functioning properly.
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