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Testing for Sneezing and Nasal Discharge

What causes sneezing and nasal discharge in a pet? Sneezing and nasal discharge can appear together or can occur as separate problems. They are associated with disorders of the nasal cavity, nasal sinuses, or both. While an occasional sneeze is perfectly normal, repeated… Continue Reading →

Pet Sitter Options

Are you going on vacation? Do you often work late? Does your dog need more exercise than you can muster? If so, consider hiring a pet sitter. They do much more than “sit” with your pet. What is a pet… Continue Reading →

Reducing the Stress of Veterinary Visits for Cats

Why is my cat so stressed when I take her to the veterinary clinic? Cats are very attached to their home territory, and most of our pet cats live a very sheltered life with a very predictable routine that does… Continue Reading →

Ear Canal Tumors

What are tumors of the ear canal? Tumors of the ear canal are abnormal growths that can develop from any part of the ear canal (the skin, the glands of the skin that produce earwax and oil, and the underlying… Continue Reading →

Ataxia in Cats

My cat suddenly became unsteady on her feet, almost as though she was drunk. She was diagnosed with something called ataxia. What is that? The word ataxia incoordination within the nervous system. The abnormal movement can occur in the legs, the head, the… Continue Reading →

Vestibular Disease in Cats

What is vestibular disease in cats? Vestibular disease is a condition in which a cat suddenly develops incoordination, falling or circling to one side, involuntary darting of the eyes back and forth (called nystagmus), a head tilt, and often nausea… Continue Reading →

Cats with Special-Abilities!

Blind Cats: Loss of eyesight can be very gradual (or you adopted a blind kitty) and oftentimes owner’s do not realize how bad a cat’s eyesight has become until it is identified by your veterinarian. Blind kitties can adapt extremely… Continue Reading →

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