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What Is Cat Stomatitis and Gingivitis? Cat Gum Care

Find out what you need to know about painful gum diseases like gingivitis and stomatitis in cats.

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Cat Nutrition Trends for 2021

Changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting trends in cat nutrition. Learn more from the ASPCA Pet Health Insurance program.

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Dog Nutrition Trends for 2021

Changes related to the pandemic are influencing dog nutrition trends for 2021.

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Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Cats

If your cat is limping after getting hurt, a cruciate ligament injury may be to blame.

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Top Acronyms and Abbreviations in Veterinary Medicine

Find out what OD, OS, OU and other common vet acronyms and abbreviations mean.

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Does My Dog Have Asthma?

If your dog is coughing, wheezing, and struggling to breathe, they may have asthma.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spaying and Neutering Pets

There are so many reasons to spay or neuter your pet from protecting their health to avoiding unwanted litters.

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What Is Intervertebral Disc Disease in Cats?

IVDD in cats is relatively rare, but it’s a serious condition that can cause paralysis.

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What Are the Symptoms of Dog Pancreatitis?

Learn how to spot this condition and get your dog the care they need.

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THC Toxicity in Pets

Get the facts on how THC and CBD affect pets.

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What's Toxoplasmosis in Dogs?

Learn how to recognize toxoplasmosis in dogs.

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Pet Parenting in Our New Normal

Learn more about how to help your pet adjust to new routines, how to keep them safe in public places, and how to stay healthy during quarantine.

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How Do Dogs Get Hernias?

Understand the signs and causes of dog hernias.

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Cat Hernias: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Learn about the signs and causes of cat hernias.

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Pets and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Find out more about coronavirus (COVID-19) and pets, what pet health insurance covers, and how to spot if your pet isn’t feeling well.

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Cat Pneumonia: Know the Causes, Signs, and Treatment

Learn how to tell if your cat has pneumonia and what to do about it.

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Dog Pneumonia: Know the Causes, Signs, and Treatment

If your dog is coughing and feeling bad, it could be pneumonia.

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Detecting and Managing Pain in Dogs

It’s not always easy to tell when your dog is in pain.

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Detecting and Managing Pain in Cats

Your cat can’t speak up and let you know when something is bothering them, so how can you tell if your cat is in pain? Learn about the signs of pain in cats.

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Caring for Senior Cats

Learn about caring for your cat as they get older.

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Caring for Senior Dogs

Get tips to help take great care of an older dog.

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What to Know About Mental Health Care and Cats

Like people, cats can suffer from depression.

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What to Know About Mental Health Care and Dogs

Like people, dogs can suffer from mental health issues.

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