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My Pet Was Diagnosed With Diabetes

My Pet Was Diagnosed With Diabetes

Your pet has been diagnosed with diabetes, which happens when the pancreas fails to produce adequate amounts of insulin, a hormone necessary for controlling blood glucose (sugar) levels.  In almost all cases, diabetes is a manageable disease in cats and dogs.  ...
Why Is My Pet So Itchy?

Why Is My Pet So Itchy?

It’s upsetting to watch your pet scratch a lot. You feel bad for your pet, there is more fur in the house to clean up… the scratching may even prevent you from sleeping! To make your pet feel better, we have to figure out what is causing your pet to itch.  ...
Environmental Allergies (Atopy)

Environmental Allergies (Atopy)

An allergy to an environmental substance is called atopy.  Atopic cats and dogs usually have itchy paws, face, armpits and/or bellies.   How is Atopic Dermatitis Diagnosed In My Pet?   Atopy is diagnosed by excluding all other causes of itch (see our Itchy Pet handout...
Food Allergies

Food Allergies

If your dog or cat is itchy and we have ruled out parasitic and infectious causes (see our Itchy Pet handout which discusses parasites and infection in more detail), he or she may have a food allergy.   What Causes Food Allergies In Dogs and Cats?   A food allergy...
Spay or Neuter Your Dog or Cat

Spay or Neuter Your Dog or Cat

  Animal welfare and rescue groups, such as the ASPCA, strongly encourage owners to spay and neuter their pets. Pet overpopulation is an enormous problem in this country, and preventing unwanted litters of puppies and kittens helps to decrease the number of animals in...