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Heavy Breathing or Panting in Cats

Heavy Breathing or Panting in Cats

While you will commonly see dogs pant to cool themselves down, in cats heavy breathing is much less commonplace and can be an indicator of a developing health issue in your feline friend. Here, our Avon vets share some of the reasons your cat may be breathing heavily (or panting) and when to seek veterinary care for your kitty.

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How to Recognize and Treat Heat Stroke in Dogs

How to Recognize and Treat Heat Stroke in Dogs

Spending a lot of time in the sun with your pup? Be sure to know the signs of heatstroke in dogs and what to do if you think your dog is experiencing heatstroke. Today, our vets at Animal General share the symptoms of this potentially fatal condition and tips for how to prevent heatstroke in your dog.

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ACL Surgery for Dogs

ACL Surgery for Dogs

A dog's cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) is often referred to as the dog's ACL or 'cruciate'. This connective tissue joins the thigh bone to the shin bone and can become torn or injured. Today, our Avon vets explain the surgeries used to treat a torn ACL in dogs.

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Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear Infections in Dogs

Our veterinary team sees a lot of ear infections in dogs, they're quite common. Most ear infections in our canine companions are simple to treat if diagnosed early though. Here, our Avon vets explain some of the signs that your dog may have an ear infection and what you should do if they are suffering from one. 

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Lumps and Bumps on Your Dog's Skin

Lumps and Bumps on Your Dog's Skin

Although our canine companions are covered in fur, their skin is still liable to develop lumps and bumps like humans. While not always, these lumps and bumps may be signs of illness or disease like cancer. Here, our Avon vets explain the kinds of lumps and bumps you might find on your dog, including cancerous and non-cancerous skin growths.

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Why won't my cat eat? Should I be worried?

Why won't my cat eat? Should I be worried?

When your cat suddenly stops eating, it can be hard to sort out why and whether or not your feline companion needs to take a trip to the vet. Here, our Avon vets explain some of the most common reasons why cats will stop eating and how to judge whether or not their behavior is stubbornness or an emergency.

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Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease that affects dogs across the United States. It's caused by parasitic worms transmitted through the bite of a mosquito carrying these worms. Then, they live in your dog's heart, lungs and blood vessels. Here, our Avon vets share some information you should be aware of to protect your beloved pup. 

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Can cats catch colds?

Can cats catch colds?

Cats can catch colds just like people can. They even show similar symptoms to us like a runny nose or sneezing! Here, our Avon vets speak about the causes of colds in cats and when to get veterinary care.

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Is my cat overweight?

Is my cat overweight?

You may think that your cat is a good cuddling size, but carrying even a few extra ounces can negatively affect your kitty's health and longevity. Here, our Avon vets explain how to tell if your cat is overweight and what to do if they are. 

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Dog Skin Problems: Scratching, Itching & Other Conditions

Dog Skin Problems: Scratching, Itching & Other Conditions

Excessive scratching, licking and itching are all signs that your dog may have a skin condition called dermatitis. Discover what may be causing the skin problems your dog is experiencing and how you can help to treat them. 

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