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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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New-Dog Checklists
3 Ways To Do Your Pet Right
As our pets can’t “speak,” we have to be their pet advocate, both as a veterinarian and as a pet owner.
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Dr. Ruth’s Holiday Gift Ideas A Vet's Life
Dr. Ruth’s Holiday Gift Ideas
Need help picking the purrfect gifts for your furry, four-legged friends this holiday? Here are some ideas for fun and healthy gifts.
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Tips for Getting Your Cat to the Vet My Cat's Veterinarian
Tips for Getting Your Cat to the Vet
Dr. Ruth MacPete offers tips to help you have an easier time taking your cat to the veterinarian. She explains that with a little bit of forethought and preparation, you can ease your cat's fears and make a trip to the veterinarian a walk in the park.
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Not enough cats go to the veterinarian Cat Checkups & Preventive Care
What's Up, Cat Owners?
There are more cats than dogs in the U.S., but far fewer cats than dogs receive veterinary care. Preventive care is more important than ever.
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Spice the Miracle Kitten will be Home for the Holidays A Pet's Life
Spice the Miracle Kitten will be Home for the Holidays
The amazing story of a kitten who made it from New Mexico to Maine in 4 days. You're promised to feel good once you see how this one ends.
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Why Your Veterinarian Might Not Prescribe Medicine My Dog's Veterinarian
Why Your Veterinarian Might Not Prescribe Medicine
Medications may not be the answer to your dog's problems. Learn when a veterinarian would advise simply waiting.
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Dog walking down a bridge Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
Mosquitoes and Heartworm: An Increasing Threat to Your Dog
Despite advances in protecting dogs from mosquito bites, heartworm disease continues to be a big problem. Learn more about the life of a mosquito, how to protect your dog and changes you can make to lessen the mosquitoes in and around your home.
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A Thorough Cat Checkup Cat Checkups & Preventive Care
A Thorough Cat Checkup: What to Expect and How You Can Help
Cats are so darned adept at hiding their medical issues, often until they are too advanced to be readily fixable. This underscores the importance of a thorough physical examination at least once a year for young and middle aged kitties and twice yearly for seniors. Learn what your vet will do during your next annual exam.
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Yearly veterinary examinations Dog Checkups & Preventive Care
10 Pet Health Tips for the New Year
Make one of your new years resolutions to keep your pets happy and healthy by following these tips.
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