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LP Untreated Worms

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Hygiene
              

Untreated Worms in Cats
What happens when cat owners do nothing?


There are many cat parasites that, when left untreated, can wreak havoc.  Intestinal parasites such as worms are particularly problematic..

LP GoodHygienePracticesforHumanstoAvoidParasiteInfestation

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Hygiene
              

Good Hygiene Practices for Humans to Avoid Parasite Infestations

Pets are special animals that humans choose to take of. A domestic cat is a great example of a popular pet.  Even though cats can be very independent, they still need their humans to protect them.

LP RiskFactorsforCatswithParasites

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Parasites
              

Risk Factors for Cats with Parasites

Both parasites that live on and inside cats can be dangerous for their health. For this reason, preventing parasite infestation is a responsibility that owners have to prioritise throughout their cat’s life.

LP CouldMyKittenhaveIntestinalParasitesSymptomsandCauses

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Parasites
              

Could My Kitten have Intestinal Parasites

The joy of getting and raising a kitten is really something special. After all, kittens are super cute, often mischievous and very curious, but they’re also vulnerable and need your protection.

LP ParasiteControlforCats

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Parasites
              

Parasite Control for Cats
An Overview


Parasites are terrible things that can make cats’ lives miserable. Some cause discomfort, while others can lead to disease and even death..

LP WormsinCatsInfection

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Parasites
              

Worms in Cats: Intestinal Parasitic Infection

Intestinal parasites, such as helminths and protozoa, are organisms that live in the gastrointestinal tract (gut) of animals and humans. When a parasite enters a cat and starts living in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract it’s called an intestinal parasitic infection.

LP OverviewCatsParasites

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Parasites
              

An Overview of Cats and Parasites?

This overview of cats and parasites will give you a general idea of the relationship between
cats and parasites.

Landing page NutritionCKD

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Kidneys
              

What Role Does Nutrition Play in
Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats?


This article will explain how nutritional considerations can help cats that suer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), a very common problem in domestic cats.

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in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Kidneys
              

Kidney Problems in Cats

This article takes a look at how kidneys work and what stops them from doing their job.

DogLigamentsLP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Liver
              

Facts About Your Dog’s Joints & Ligaments

This article will look at facts related to dogs’ joints and ligaments, including common diseases that affect theses parts and how to test for these conditions.

CatLiverLP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Liver
              

Facts About Your Cat’s Liver

To understand how a cat’s liver works and what it does, you have to know a little bit about its structure and location.

CatsHeartLP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Heart
              

Facts About Your Cat’s Heart

The body needs oxygen-rich blood. The heart makes sure this blood gets around. Then, once the oxygen-depleted blood goes through the lung fields, the cycle repeats.  A cat’s heart is a small yet impressive organ which works around the clock.

What Causes Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats LP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Kidneys
              

What Causes Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats?

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats is, unfortunately, extremely common, especially in older domestic cats.

Overview of Kidney Disease in Cats LP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Kidneys
              

An Overview of Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney failure in cats can be due to old age and health issues are almost inevitable if
problems are not diagnosed and treated. As with many conditions, quality of life and life
expectancy can improve when a condition is ‘caught’ and ‘addressed’ through diagnosis
and treatment.

CatEyesLP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Eyes
              

Facts About Your Cat’s Eyes

Cats are weird, wonderful and rumoured to be wise… especially when you look in their
eyes! But, how do they actually view the world around them? Well, science has come up with a few generally agreed upon facts to help us understand this interesting feline organ.

Canine HA LP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Heart Attack
              

What You Need to Know about Heart Attacks in Dogs

The heart muscle is called the myocardium. An infarction is the obstruction of the blood supply to an organ or region of tissue. Myocardial infarction, which literally means ‘heart tissue damage or death’, is the medical term for a heart attack that is deadly and needs immediate medical attention.

Epilepsy in Dogs LP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Epilepsy
              

What You Need to Know About Epilepsy in Dogs

When a dog experiences repeated seizures it’s called epilepsy.  For most dogs, epilepsy is a lifelong disease.

LP Previcox

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Joints
              

What You Should Know
About Osteoarthritis


We usually notice when our dogs are not themselves and once you do you should pay attention. Many diseases can cause behavioural changes and osteoarthritis (OA) is one of them.

LP Vetmedin

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Heart Health
              

A Heart to Heart About Pet Heart Health

If you love your pets with all your heart it’s important to know more about their hearts and what may happen to this vital organ during the course of their lives.

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in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Pain
              

Pain Management for your four-legged canine friend

Like humans, dogs are happier when they are healthy and pain-free. The thing is, it’s not always obvious when a dog is experiencing discomfort. It’s up to dog owners to learn about signs and symptoms of pain so it can be managed.

PL Joints LP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Joints
              

Things About Joints and how they can affect pets

The main purpose of joints is to keep parts of the mammal skeleton together.  They literally join certain parts of the body helping it to bend and move.

LP Image CatSurgery

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Cat Surgery
              

Things You Need to Know About
Cat Surgery


Surgery is a scary word we don’t want to hear when it comes to loved ones, which include our feline friends, of course.

LP DCM Cats

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Heart Disease
              

Enlarged Heart (Dilated Cardiomyopathy) in Cats

Did you know that feline heart disease is just as dangerous in cats as it is in people? An enlarged heart or dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart disease that aects the
ventricular muscle.

LP Image MVD

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : CHF
              

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
as a Result of Mitral Valve Disease (MVD)


Did you know that canine heart disease is just as dangerous in dogs as it is in people?  The heart is one of the most miraculous “machines” that works like a pump and beats thousands of times per day.

LP Image DCM

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : CHF
              

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) as a Result of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

Did you know that canine heart disease is just as dangerous in dogs as it is in people?  The heart is one of the most miraculous “machines” that works like a pump and beats thousands of times per day.

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in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : FIV
              

What You Need to Know
About Feline Aids


Feline aids, or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), is a complex retrovirus that only cats can contract. It is the same class of virus as HIV (a lentivirus), but it causes immunodeficiency disease in domestic cats (weakening of the immune system).

DogsObese LP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Obesity
              

Why Dogs Become Obese and
What You Can Do About it


When dogs are classified as excessively overweight, or obese, it means they have much more body fat than a normal, healthy dog.

CatsObese LP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Obesity
              

Why Cats Become Obese and
What You Can Do About it


The number of overweight cats is increasing and this is leading to an increase in illnesses. Life expectancy decreases as health risks rise.

Dog cancer LP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Pancreatic Cancer
              

Pancreatic Cancer
in Dogs


The pancreas is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine systems. It is responsible for
hormonal and digestive functions.

Cat cancer LP

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Stomach & Intestinal Cancer
              

Stomach & Intestinal Cancer
in Cats


Stomach and intestinal cancer is also known as leiomyosarcoma, which arises from the
smooth muscles of the stomach and intestines.

Rabies LP dog

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Rabies
              

Rabies
in Pets


Rabies is a deadly virus and survival is highly unlikely. Once contracted it may affect the spinal cord and cause inflammation in the brain. However, growth starts in the muscle tissue before attacking the nervous system and spreading.

JointDisease LP dog

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Joint Disease
              

Osteoarthritis
in Dogs


Did you know that dogs can also suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), sometimes called degenerative joint disease.

JointDisease LP cat

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Joint Disease
              

Osteoarthritis
in Cats

Cats are natural survivors and masters at hiding pain, which means discomfort and illness often go unnoticed. If owners and veterinarians can’t see any issues, no diagnosis can be made which means symptoms and pain caused by diseases go untreated.

EpilepsySeizures LP dogsv2

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Epilepsy
              

Epilepsy & Seizures
in Dogs


Pets, including dogs, can also suffer from seizures.  They occur when there is ‘explosive’ electrical activity in the brain and are often described as an uncoordinated firing of the neurons.

SeizureManagement LP Dogs

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Epilepsy
              

Dog Epilepsy
Can Be Managed


Epilepsy in dogs is a common condition that cannot be cured, but it can be managed so your dog can have a full and happy life.

EpilipticFit LP dogv2

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Epilepsy
              

What To Do
During A Dog's Seizure


There are often warning signs when a dog is about to have a seizure. A dog may begin to act scared, dazed, stressed or anxious without cause.

EyeImflamations LP cat

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Eyes
              

Anterior Uveitis
Eye Inflammation in Cats

Uveitis is one of the most common eye disorders in cats and can be extremely serious. Without medical attention, your cat's eyesight is at great risk.

RespiratoryInfections LP cat

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Respiratory Infections
              

Upper Respiratory
Infections in Cats

A cat’s respiratory system consists of the large and small airways and the lungs.  As a cat breathes air in through its nose or mouth, the air travels down the trachea, which divides into the tubes ...

Pneumonia LP dog

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Respiratory Infections
              

Aspiration (or Inhalation)
Pneumonia in Dogs


Aspiration pneumonia, also called inhalation pneumonia, occurs when a dog’s lungs become inflamed due to the aspiration or (inhalation) of a foreign substance ...

HeartFacts LP dog

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Heart Disease
              

Facts About
A Dog’s Heart


Studies show that people who own pets are healthier, have fewer heart attacks and live longer.  Happy, healthy dogs also live longer than unhealthy, unhappy dogs.

HeartDisease LP dog

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Heart Disease
              

Heart Disease
in Dogs


It’s terrible to think about it, but pets can also suffer from heart problems. Congenital heart disease (heart disease that’s been there from birth) is usually picked up in puppies and is not that common. Acquired heart disease, which develops during the course of a dog’s life, accounts for most heart conditions.

HeartDisease LP cat

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Heart Disease
              

Heart Disease
in Cats


We don’t want to know or think about it, but cats, just like people, can also suffer from heart disease. Any disease that affects the heart muscle is called cardiomyopathy and can lead to heart failure. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to the effect they have on the heart muscle.

Epilepsy LP dog

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Epilepsy
              

Epilepsy
in Dogs


Not everyone knows that dogs can suffer from epilepsy. Find out everything you need to know about epilepsy in dogs.

Phobia LP dog

in Health & Wellness // Conditions & Diseases : Fears & Phobias
              

Anxiety in Dogs
Fears & Phobias

Anxiety or fear is the feeling that something bad or unpleasant will happen. It is related to uneasiness, nervousness, restlessness, tension and dread. When it feels like a situation, person or object is posing a threat, whether real or believed.

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