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Tracheal Collapse In Toy Breed Dogs

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Toy breed dogs, particularly Chihuahuas, Toy Poodles, Pomeranians and Yorkies are especially prone to collapse of the trachea.  The condition usually appears in dogs age six or older, with those overweight dogs at very high risk. Tracheal collapse occurs because the rings of the trachea, which should be C-shaped, don’t have normal rigidity.  Because of […]

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  July 30, 2012   No comments

How is Cancer in Pets Treated?

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Bo, the educated cat: No, I am not a doctor, nor do I play one in this blog.  However, I am skilled at research, and I have come across some important information that you might find of interest if you have a cat or a dog with cancer/neoplasia. Each type of cancer requires its own […]

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  May 10, 2010   No comments

Symptoms of Neoplasia and Cancer in Pets

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Bo, the outspoken kitty: I have to admit.  It is a challenge to write such serious blog posts without interjecting some insulting jab at Jessie, that four-legged mutt who resides with my human, Karen, and I.  I mean, if I were to have my way in listing what the symptoms of cancer in pets are, […]

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  May 6, 2010   No comments

Raise Your Pet Cancer Awareness This Month

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Blue Buffalo Pet Food and PetCo have teamed up to raise awareness and further the fight against pet cancer.  Statistics show that nearly half of all disease-related pet deaths are caused by cancer. Throughout this month, PetCo consumers will be able to round up their in-store purchases to the next highest dollar or make donations […]

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  May 2, 2010   No comments

Beautiful Flower, But Deadly for your Pet

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Bo and Jessie have taken the holiday weekend off and left me in charge of their post for today.  With spring now here, many of us are planting spring flowers and plants. Our pets, like us, enjoy beautiful plants and flowers.  Pets, however, sometimes like to nibble on the ones they find most appealing.  This […]

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  April 2, 2010   No comments

Obstacles in the way!

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Bo, the fit feline:  In honor of our attention to pet fitness these past few posts, I just wanted to let our audience know that I take my overall health and fitness routine seriously.  I love a buff body and know I have a long life (or LIVES!) ahead of me.  Now, as for our […]

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  March 29, 2010   No comments

Is Your Pet Fit or Fat?

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Did you know about 44% of dogs and 57% of cats are overweight?  Being overweight leads to a higher risk of arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and behaviorial problems in dogs and cats. Not sure if your pet is fit or fat?  A fit dog or cat’s ribs can be felt and there is […]

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  March 21, 2010   No comments