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Our Mission True to its mission of leading the veterinary profession and public in understanding heartworm disease, the American Heartworm Society aims to further scientific progress in the study of heartworm disease, while informing its membership of new developments. The Society currently invests hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in heartworm research, both directly [...]
National Pet Dental Health Month 2015 February 1 marks the beginning of National Pet Dental Health Month. More than just a cosmetic issue, yellow teeth and bad breath can be a sign of serious disease in our pets, which may affect their kidneys, livers, and hearts. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem [...]
Athritis is a condition where one or more joints become swollen or inflamed. It can affect the hips, elbows, knees, and neck. There are two types of arthritis: Primary - Rheumatoid Arthritis: this is a progressive and uncommon disease where the immune system attacks healthy joints. Secondary - Osteoarthritis: the cartilage around a joint gets [...]
Bone marrow produces red blood cells and releases them into the blood. These red blood cells transport oxygen throughout your pet's body, which allows the entire body to function properly. After around 8 weeks, the body removes the old blood cells from the bloodstream and creates new ones. Anemia is a reduced number of red [...]
Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal glands (located near the kidneys) fail to produce enough hormones. The adrenal glands normally produce several hormones that control body function. For example: Cortisol: a hormone responsible for stress responses Aldosterone: a hormone responsible for balancing electrolytes (such as sodium and potassium) It is most common in young female [...]