Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, or FIV, is a slow-acting virus which suppresses a cat’s immune system over time. The main route of transmission is via infected saliva and blood, usually through fighting with other cats. Wild or feral cats are more likely to carry the virus, though domestic cats can also be infected. While most cats…
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Arthritis symptoms and treatments

Just as in humans, arthritis is a condition that can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints. There are several causes; sometimes arthritis may be a result of an old injury (for instance a road traffic accident), or the joint may become damaged simply through wear and tear because of old age. If you have…
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Hindlimb dewclaw removal to avoid unnecessary injury

Meet handsome Jett, the 6 month old Rottweiler X Staffie who recently came in for desexing and removal of his hindlimb dewclaws. Dewclaws are the digits on the feet of dogs that do not come in contact with the ground while they are standing. Hindlimb dewclaws are generally removed to avoid injury and pain that…
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