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Humans aren't the only ones affected by urinary tract infections. Oftentimes, cats are impacted by UTIs as well. Female cats, any cat over ten years old, cats with other medical issues (such as diabetes, kidney disease, obesity), or cats who have had urinary tract surgery are more likely to have a UTI. Problems that affect a cat’s lower urinary system often restrain the bladder from emptying correctly or may even cause harmful blockage of the urethra, the tube connecting the bladder to the outside of the body. Many cats suffer from a condition called Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), also called Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC). Once...

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Summer is here and the weather proves it. As temperatures rise, remember to keep your pets safe and cool, especially when traveling in warm weather. Make sure they can go with you when you leave the car to ensure their well-being, rather than leaving them in the car as you run into the local grocery store. It may not seem too hot out to you, but temperatures can't help but rise inside your vehicle. Car off, windows up - your pup is not safe! Outside, the thermometer reads 70 degrees Fahrenheit, while the interior car temp. reaches 89 degrees Fahrenheit after only ten minutes....

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Since dogs are known as "man's best friend," it's especially important to keep their health in check. Although this takes nothing away from their owners, as their health is just as important. It has recently been brought to attention that not many people are aware of the many health issues that can affect dogs. Worry no more, for we are here to inform you! One disease called Pannus, also known as Chronic Superficial Keratitis, is most commonly found in German Shepherds but also affects other dog breeds. It is a developing inflammatory disease of the cornea. Change occurs where blood vessels and scar tissue...

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