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Dog flu or canine influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that packs many of the same nasty symptoms as human flu: fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose and exhaustion. It was first diagnosed in 2004 and isn't related to human flu. (So, no, you can't catch the flu from your sick pup.)
As winter arrives in the Northern hemisphere, temperatures drop and just like for humans, the lifestyles of cats change. Cold weather can have a negative impact on the well-being of cats in a number of ways, but luckily there are steps that you can take to mitigate these effects.
As Halloween approaches it's important that pet owners are aware of the danger that chocolate boxes and candies pose for our pets. Dogs are infamous for their less than discriminating taste in foods; with chocolate, in particular, they appear as powerless to resist as we are.
We all want our beloved pets to live long, healthy lives. After all, most of us can't imagine our days without them. The good news: These days pets are living longer. But as they age, they require special care. Here's what you need to know to help make your pet's golden years great.
Dr. Josh Stern, a veterinary cardiologist and geneticist at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, began seeing an alarming trend in cases at the veterinary hospital two years ago. Golden retrievers were being diagnosed more frequently with DCM—a disease not commonly associated with this breed.
Cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae) and algae can form harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes, ponds, and rivers. Many HABs produce toxins that can harm animals and people.