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What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called Leptospira. There are many different types, known as serogroups, and many different variants, which are referred to as serovars. This is important to know, because different serovars can...

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Arthritis: How can we treat it?

How Can We Treat Arthritis?You may have heard about arthritis. You may have thought it was a faraway thing, only for the really old pets. Except that arthritis can begin in one-year-olds and end up causing huge issues by the time your pet is middle-aged. This is...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

What is IBD? Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an interesting disease. Your body sends white blood cells, which are usually sent to fight bad guys, to infiltrate the gut lining. This is because your body has detected some protein it doesn’t quite like. This may be...

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Vaccinations for Dogs

As soon as you get a new dog, you’ll hear about the vaccinations they need. For a new pet parent, that can be confusing! You’ll hear one thing from a breeder, another thing from Google, and another thing from a random person at a park. Let’s start with this:...

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How to Stay Cool in Summer

Who’s ready for summer? While I do love the summer sun, I love staying cool even more! I get super stressed when thinking of Chu overheating, especially on those days I can feel the heat radiating off the pavements. I’m even more conscious when we’re at the park...

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Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a disease of the hips that commonly affects large breed and giant breed dogs. It is a complex disease - one that cannot be easily distilled to a single gene or a single factor - that affects the hip joints in such a way that degeneration inevitably...

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