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Humans aren't the only ones spreading flu — dogs are, too.

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.)

How to Select a Kitten That's Right for You

Adopting a new kitten can seem like a daunting responsibility, especially if it's your first. This guide will help you determine exactly which kitty will be a good match for your lifestyle.

Cold Weather Tips For Cats

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.

Ask A Vet- Halloween Candy Danger : Chocolate and Sweets

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.

How to Help Your Dog or Cat Age Gracefully

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.

UC Davis Investigates Link Between Dog Diets and Deadly Heart Disease

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.

Grape, Raisin, and Currant Poisoning in Dogs

What types of grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs?

What you need to know about harmful algae blooms (HABs)

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.

Welcome Dr. Lauren Colby

Dr. Lauren Colby is a graduate of the Veterinary School at University of California, Davis, upon completing her DVM degree she moved to New York for her internship.

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