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Heart Murmur in Dogs

It is scary when your dog has been diagnosed with a heart murmur. Heart murmurs affect around 60% of dogs over the age of 5 years old.   What is a Heart Murmur? When your vet is listening to your dog’s heart through a stethoscope, they can hear the rhythmical lub-dub....

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Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

One of the most common causes of a heart murmur in dogs is a disease called Canine myxomatous or degenerative mitral valve disease (MMVD). It primarily affects older, small to medium size dogs, however, any dog can be affected.  What is Myxomatous Mitral Valve...

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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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