Steroids like prednisone are used to treat a wide range of health problems in pets. However, these drugs often cause side effects such as increased thirst and appetite, which owners should be aware of.
FIV is a viral disease in cats that causes impaired immune function. It can lead to a wide variety of signs, and it is often an underlying factor in other illnesses, such as dental disease, cancers, and flu.
Like humans, every dog coughs once in a while. But if the cough is severe or persistent, or if your coughing dog appears lethargic or unwell, it is important to determine the cause of the cough.
All types of grapes and raisins are poisonous to dogs and are a common cause of kidney failure and even death. Learn the signs of grape toxicity in dogs and what to do if your dog has eaten grapes.
Learn to stop your dog roaming to prevent injury to himself or others. There are several approaches to stop your dog wandering from home. Training, neutering and containment options are discussed.
Shedding or moulting is a normal part of a dog's hair growth cycle. However, if you have a dog losing hair in excessive amounts it can be a major inconvenience or even a sign of health problems.
Did you know that not all dog worms are killed by all deworming treatments? Here are the parasitic worms pet owners should look out for in their dogs along with which dewormers are most effective.
Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs. Many of the causes of dog diarrhea are self-limiting and may be treated with home remedies. More serious causes of diarrhea require treatment by a veterinarian.
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) describes a range of urinary problems which in cats causing pain and discomfort. Owners may first notice their cat peeing indoors or on clothes or beds.
If a dog shakes his head, it might be parasites, an infection, an allergy, or other factors. Here's a list of the possible reasons your dog is shaking its head and ways to help.
The hind leg is the most common site of lameness in dogs. This article discusses why your dog might have a sore hindlimb, how to identify the problem, and what treatment is needed.
Lameness is a very common problem in dogs due to their active nature. Forelimb lameness accounts for about 25% of all lameness cases in my veterinary clinic. This article describes the most important problems seen in the forelimbs of limping dogs.
Is your dog peeing in the house? There are many medical reasons why an adult dog may urinate in the house. A dog that is wetting the bed or peeing on the floor may be suffering from urinary, other medical, or behavioral issues.
Cat flu and similar conditions responsible for sneezing, conjunctivitis, and discharge from the eyes and nose are widespread in cats. Learn how to differentiate the causes, and help your cat recover from illness.
Hypothyroidism in dogs is a very common condition but may also be misdiagnosed. This article discusses the most common hypothyroid symptoms in dogs, causes of hypothyroidism and treatment.
Cushing's disease or hyperadrenocorticism is a condition of excess cortisol production by the adrenal gland most commonly seen in dogs. Symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Cushing's syndrome in dogs.
There are many causes for a dog to drink more than usual. This article describes a basic approach to getting to the bottom of the problem and discusses some of the common causes of increased thirst such as kidney disease, urinary tract infections, diabetes, and other hormone disorders.