Archives: Illness & Disease

  • Signs That Your Cat is Sick

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    Cats have always been a little bit mysterious. To be honest, we’ll probably never know why our feline friends do certain things, like smacking small objects off tables or chattering at birds. Kitties are particularly secretive about being sick. In the wild, Fluffy could attract the attention of dangerous predators by showing signs of weakness. Therefore, kitties learned to instinctively hide the fact that they’re not feeling well. This can make it very difficult for … Read More »

  • All About the Canine Parvovirus Vaccine

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    It’s Immunization Awareness Month—is your dog protected with one of the most important canine vaccines out there? Learn more about the canine parvovirus from your Walnut veterinarian below. What is Canine Parvovirus? The canine parvovirus is a virus that attacks a dog’s immune and gastrointestinal systems. Usually contacted through contact with other infected dogs or infected fecal matter, the virus will cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other severe symptoms in canines. If a dog isn’t treated, … Read More »

  • Barbering in Guinea Pigs

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    There are various reasons why guinea pigs may lose patches of hair, but one of the most common is known as barbering. Barbering is when a pig chews off his own or another pig’s fur. Learn more about this condition here from a Walnut veterinary professional. Why Does Barbering Occur? Between two separate guinea pigs, barbering is usually the result of conflict. Two males are especially likely to barber each other, as a way to … Read More »

  • Can Your Cat Have Allergies?

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    You’ve probably heard of people being allergic to cats, but do you know that cats themselves can develop allergies? Just like us, a cat’s immune system can be hypersensitive to certain substances, triggering allergic responses as a result. As part of Asthma and Allergy Awareness month, find out more below from a Walnut veterinarian. What Are Cats Allergic to? There are many things a cat could potentially react to. Some of the most common are … Read More »

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