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Feline Leukemia in Cats (FeLV)

What is Feline Leukemia? Feline Leukemia, also known as FeLV, affects a cat’s immune system and is cancer-causing. This is a lifelong disease which can be treated but never cured. Are There Any Breeds Particularly Affected? There are not breeds particularly affected by FeLV; however, males are more likely to contract FeLV than females. FeLV […]

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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats

What is Feline Urinary Tract Disease? Feline lower urinary tract disease, commonly referred to as FLUTD, does not describe only one condition but rather a plethora of conditions. Causes include cystitis, urinary stones and/or urethral obstruction. Are There Any Breeds Particularly Affected? No, there are no breeds particularly affected. Any cat breed can develop feline […]

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Top 5 Behavioral Issues in Dogs

Our behavioral expert, Amber Drake, shares her top behavioral issues in dogs, which she addresses with many of her pet clients. Behavioral Problem 1: Aggression The most common behavioral issue in dogs is aggression. Why is this? The term ‘aggression’ refers to a large range of behaviors. Your dog may be guarding his food, growling when […]

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Lumps and Bumps on Your Dog

When petting your dog, you may notice some type of lump or bump you had not noticed before. Do not worry immediately. There are several options as to what type of lump or bump it is. To help determine the type, a veterinarian will most likely do a needle aspiration where they insert a sterile […]