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Diseases conditions of dogs

Allergic Reaction from an Unknown Cause in Dogs

Canine Allergic Reactions - from Causes Unknown Allergic reactions can vary from mild to severe. The most severe reaction is anaphylaxis, an immediate reaction that leads to life-threatening symptoms that include vomiting, diarrhea, staggering, rapid drop in blood pressure, swelling of the larynx leading to airway obstruction, and cardiovascular collapse.
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Diseases conditions of cats

Providing Care and Nutrition to Orphaned Kittens

Nutrition and Feeding of Orphaned Kittens A neonate is a newborn, and an orphan is a neonate without a dam (a female parent). This may occur due to a variety of circumstances including death or illness of the dam or an inability of the dam to produce sufficient amounts of good quality milk. Newborn kittens should be sleek and round with good muscle tone and pink mucous membranes.
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Diseases conditions of cats

Nasopharyngeal Polyps in Cats

Overview of Feline Nasopharyngeal Polyps Nasopharyngeal polyps are benign growths that can occur in the pharynx (back of the throat), the middle ear and even perforate through the tympanic membrane (ear drum). The exact cause of nasopharyngeal polyps is uncertain. The problem occurs mainly in cats, with no known breed or sex predilection, and tends to be found in younger cats.
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Diseases conditions of cats

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Tap in Cats

Cerebrospinal fluid is fluid found in the subarachnoid space, surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The subarachnoid space is the area between the tough outermost membrane layer (called the dura mater ) and the softer innermost layer (the pia mater ) that covers the brain and spinal column. The fluid resembles serum, and its purpose is to maintain equal pressure within the brain and spinal cord.
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Behavior training

Pet Grief Support: Talking with a Pet Loss Counselor

Pet Grief Support: Understanding The Role of a Pet Loss Counselor Understanding and dealing with the loss of a special pet can be very difficult. There are people trained specifically in pet grief support. Jane Nathanson, a consultant to Angell Memorial Animal Hospital for grief counseling for the loss of a pet, speaks about her work on pet grief support.
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Behavior training

Bringing a New Cat Into the Home

Cats are a bit like people when it comes to friendships. Cats living in a group have “preferred associates” (“friends,” if you will), and other cats from which they actively distance themselves (definitely not preferred). Why would this be, you might ask? Background probably plays some role. Many species, including cats, learn a lot about their inter- and extra-species relationships during the so-called “sensitive period” of their development.
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