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Solar dermatitis is a condition caused by exposure to UV rays, which leads to irritated skin, rashes, and potentially cancerous growths.
The Vetster Editorial Team
5 min read
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease where the joint cartilage is destroyed over time.
4 min read
Rodent baits are commonly used for pest control and are similarly lethal to cats.
6 min read
Allergies are common in cats, similar to other species. Harmless proteins in the environment (allergens) stimulate the immune system, which overreacts and produces a strong inflammatory response.
Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare disease in cats that should not be confused with diabetes mellitus, or sugar diabetes. DI results from a failure of normal antidiuretic hormone (ADH) signaling
Foxtails and other grass awns, are a common form of seed dispersal for many types of grass. Awns have numerous bristles that allow the seed head to embed in the skin and orifices of animals and their shape makes them difficult to remove
7 min read
Food allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to an ingested protein.
Food allergies are a reaction of the immune system to specific proteins within the diet.
Glow stick ingestion is an uncommon, but alarming toxicity that occurs when glow in the dark products such as sticks or jewelry are eaten by a dog.
3 min read
Bone spavin in horses is painful, progressive, irreversible osteoarthritis of the lower hock joints.
“Ringbone” refers to ring-shaped bony protrusions formed due to osteoarthritis in either the pastern joint or coffin joint in horses.
Mushroom poisoning is rare in cats, but is potentially fatal depending on the type of mushroom ingested.
Rodenticide poisoning in dogs is caused by ingestion of a toxic dose of rodent poison either directly or by consuming poisoned rodents.
Motion sickness is the feeling of nausea during land, sea, or air travel caused by excessive or unpredictable movement.
3 min read
Obesity in dogs is the excessive accumulation of fat (adipose) tissue due to caloric intake exceeding caloric expenditure.
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