Kennel cough, or canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis (ITB), is a common upper respiratory tract infection caused by infection with several different pathogens.
Canine Coronavirus, also known as CCoV, is a viral infection of the intestines. This disease is short-lived and typically not fatal, but causes abdominal discomfort and pain for a few days. There are different types of coronavirus that each infect different animal species.
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is an uncommon viral disease of cats, caused by a retrovirus similar to human immunodeficiency virus.
Lyme disease is an infectious disease spread by ticks. Typical symptoms in dogs include lameness, fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and joints and loss of appetite.
Dental disease is an umbrella term for a number of disorders that affect the teeth, gums, and tooth support structures. In cats, the most common forms are gingivitis, periodontal disease, and tooth resorption (FORLs).
A cat is considered obese when its weight exceeds 20% of its estimated ideal body weight.
Rabies is a virus transmitted in the saliva of infected animals. It is passed by bite wounds inflicted between mammals
Fleas are parasitic insects: they live on the skin and eat the blood of their hosts.
Ticks are small, parasitic arachnids found worldwide year round. Ticks feed on the blood of their hosts which allows them to transmit diseases
Heatstroke is a type of heat related illness, and is always a life-threatening emergency. It is the direct result of thermal injury to the organs and systems within a dog’s body.
Fleas are irritating parasitic insects that reside and feed on the skin of animal hosts, including cats. Fleas are found worldwide and year round. Cats may be exposed to fleas at any time,
Poisoning as a result of exposure to flea and tick products is one of the most common types of poisoning in dogs. Symptoms of poisoning from flea and tick medication range from drooling,
Heartworm disease is caused by a roundworm parasite, Dirofilaria immitis. Dogs are exposed to the parasite through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes feed on an infected animal and pick up immature worms, then pass them to other animals they feed on later.
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases and is the most common cause of cancer in cats.
Undescended testicle(s), or cryptorchidism, is a failure of one (unilateral) or both (bilateral) of a cat’s testicles to properly settle into the scrotum during development.
West Nile Virus is acquired by mosquitos from infected birds and transmitted to mammals, including horses, when they bite them.
Obesity in dogs is the excessive accumulation of fat (adipose) tissue due to caloric intake exceeding caloric expenditure.
Undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) is observed when one or both testicles are not present in the scrotum after 4 months of age.
Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) are a group of bacterial and viral infections that affect the mouth, nose, eyes, and sinuses of cats.
Feline scabies, or mange, is a rare, but highly contagious condition caused by the parasitic mite Notoedres cati.
Cheyletiellosis in cats is a form of mange commonly known as ‘walking dandruff’. Caused by parasitic Cheyletiella species of mites living on the skin of many animals including cats, dogs, and rabbits
Sarcoptic mange is a specific type of mange that occurs in dogs with an infestation of Sarcoptes scabiei - a parasitic mite that burrows along the surface of the skin in places with sparse hair including the outer ears, abdomen, and elbows.
Demodicosis is a form of mange caused by parasitic Demodex spp. mites. It differs from sarcoptic mange and notoedric mange, or “feline scabies”, which are caused by Sarcoptes spp. mites.
Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency is a rare, life-threatening condition where inadequate levels of vitamin B1 are available to the cat’s body systems.
Feline Panleukopenia (FPV), also known as distemper, is a highly contagious viral infection in cats.
Cheyletiellosic mange, or walking dandruff, is an uncommon parasitic infestation of Cheyletiella sp. mites in dogs.
Equine encephalitis viruses are a group of severe, life-threatening infections affecting the brain.
Failure of passive transfer (FPT) is the inadequate intake of colostrum (from the mother’s milk) within 24 hours of birth, leading to inadequate provision of antibodies to the foal.
Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a life threatening viral infection of the gastrointestinal system in dogs. It primarily affects dogs under 2 years old but is most common in puppies between 3-8 months old.
Rabies is a rare, but fatal infectious viral disease. If a cat is suspected to be infected with the rabies virus, or has been bitten by a potentially rabid animal, immediate veterinary attention is required.