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Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Tetralogy of Fallot in Dogs: A Rare but Serious Birth Defect
An uncommon cardiac defect called “Tetralogy of Fallot” is a devastating birth defect in dogs. It’s estimated that it affects 1 in 4,000 dogs. Learn more about this condition, the symptoms, diagnosis and prevention.
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Cats Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in Cats
This disease is the most common cause of sudden death in indoor cats, and the worst part is that it rarely shows symptoms. Learn how to protect your cat from HCM.
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Dr. Ruth's Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Veterinarian With Your New Kitten New-Cat Checklists
Dr. Ruth's Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Vet With Your New Kitten

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Dr. Ernie's Top Reasons to Visit the Vet With Your New Puppy New-Dog Checklists
Dr. Ernie's Top Reasons to Visit the Vet With Your New Puppy
To help you and your new bundle of bliss establish a lifetime of healthy habits, I’ve assembled my top reasons a puppy’s best friend is your family veterinarian.
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Diaphragmatic Hernias in Cats: The Unseen Consequence of Blunt Trauma Cat Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Diaphragmatic Hernias in Cats: The Unseen Consequence of Blunt Trauma
A problem with the diaphragm isn't anything you would see easily. Learn what you can look for after any pet trauma occurs.
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What is Pericardial Effusion? Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
What is Pericardial Effusion?
The pericardium is a double-walled sac, sort of like a balloon inside another balloon. It holds the heart and the great vessels. Between these layers contains a small amount of fluid that serves as a lubricant and a shock absorber. In some situations the pericardial sac can accumulate excess amounts of fluid that can restrict the natural contractions of the heart -- causing poor heart function. Learn more about the cause, diagnosis and treatment of pericardial effusion.
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dobermans Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dobermans
If you have a doberman, this often silent killer could be lurking. Learn about the genetics and likelihood for your dog.
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Boxer Cardiomyopathy (AVCP): A Threat to the Boxer Breed Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Boxer Cardiomyopathy (AVCP): A Threat to the Boxer Breed
Boxer parents pay special attention, this heart condition stays dormant until adulthood. ARVC is a genetic condition seen most often in Boxers.
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Small-Breed Dogs Dog Breeds
Small-Breed Dogs: What You Should Know When You Adopt
Small-breed dogs often live long and are very healthy, but that doesn't mean they don't get sick or hurt. Here are common problems your small-breed dog may encounter.
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Dog Fainting: What Causes It and What Should You Do? Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z
Dog Fainting: What Causes It and What Should You Do?
A dog who faints may be in real and immediate danger. Unlike people, dogs will never faint from surprise alone.
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