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25 03, 2014

Arthritis

By |March 25th, 2014|Pet Education|Comments Off on Arthritis

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 [...]

25 03, 2014

Anemia

By |March 25th, 2014|Blog, Feline Education|Comments Off on Anemia

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 [...]

10 03, 2014

Addison’s Disease

By |March 10th, 2014|Canine Education|0 Comments

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 [...]