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Cat scratch fever: signs, symptoms and treatments

Learn what causes it, how it spreads and how to protect yourself, too.

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What to do if your dog is stung by a bee

Outside playtime is all fun and games until a bee sting happens — here's what how they impact pups.

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Giardia in cats

Giardia is a parasite that can cause giardiasis, an infection that cats can contract. Giardia thrives in soil, water and food and is easily spreadable among animals.

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Can dogs get lice?

Here's what to do if your dog gets lice, and how to protect the other pets in your home.

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Why is my dog throwing up yellow?

It might be icky, but your dog’s yellow vomit isn’t necessarily cause for panic.

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Kidney failure in cats

Here’s what you need to know about kidney disease in cats — and how to prevent it.

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Why is my dog coughing?

Your dog’s cough can stem from a wide array of causes.

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Can I give my dog tramadol?

As far as pain-relievers go, tramadol might not be the best bet for your pet.

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Can dogs eat marshmallows?

While they're delicious for humans, not all kinds of marshmallows are safe for dogs. Learn when it is okay for your dog to have marshmallows.

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Is melatonin safe for dogs?

With your vet's approval, melatonin could promote a healthy lifestyle for your dog. Learn what brands of melatonin are safe and how much you can give dogs.

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Signs of fleas on dogs and how to get rid of them

Scratching or biting of the skin could be a sign your dog has fleas. These pesky insects attach to dogs easily, so it’s important to know how to avoid them.

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Do dogs like and need blankets?

Sure, your dog may appreciate you sharing, but they may want something snuggly to call their own.

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Here’s why there’s blood in your dog’s poop or pee

As a pet parent, it’s important to be on the lookout for changes in your pup's health — which sometimes means keeping tabs on their urine and stool.

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Urinary tract infections in dogs: symptoms and treatments

If your dog’s been straining to urinate or you’ve noticed bloody pee, they could be struggling with a UTI.

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Mange in dogs: symptoms and treatments

If you’ve noticed changes in your dog’s skin, like crusty areas or hair loss, they could be suffering from a skin infection called mange. Here’s how to help your pup.

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Can dogs get COVID-19?

If you’re worried about your dog contracting COVID-19, read on — we’re breaking down the likelihood of that happening.

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Roundworms in cats: symptoms and treatments

It’s not the most glamorous part of pet parenthood, but checking your cat’s stool can help you spot changes in their health.

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Diabetes in dogs

Diabetes can affect dogs — but not necessarily the same way it affects humans. Here’s how to determine if your pup may be struggling with diabetes.

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Pancreatitis in Cats: What to Know

Pancreatitis is when a cat’s pancreas becomes inflamed, red, or swollen. Learn what causes pancreatitis in cats and how to help them feel better.

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Leptospirosis in dogs — symptoms and the vaccine

Knowing the symptoms of this easily spread condition will allow you to quickly care for your pup.

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The best way to remedy your cat’s ear mites

Mites can severely irritate your cat’s ears. Learn ways to treat ear mites in cats and how to protect your cat’s ears.

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Can dogs have Down syndrome?

Being a pet parent comes with the responsibility of learning all you can about their health.

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Rimadyl for dogs: usage, dosage and side effects

From how to serve to alternative options, here’s what you need to know about your pet’s Rimadyl prescription.

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Can I give my dog meloxicam?

The prescription medication is made for people, but in some cases (with your vet’s permission) it could help your pet.

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