Lyme Disease and More in Dogs and Cats
Protecting your cat or dog (or both) from ticks is an important part of disease prevention. In fact, there are several diseases that can be transmitted to your pet from a tick bite. Some of the most common tick-borne diseases seen in the United States are Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, and tick paralysis. Here we will briefly discuss these and some of other tick-borne diseases that affect dogs and cats.
Congenital and Developmental Renal Diseases in Cats
Congenital (existing at birth) and developmental kidney diseases are part of a group of diseases in which the kidney may be abnormal in its ability to function normally, or may be abnormal in appearance, or both. These diseases result from inherited or genetic problems or disease processes that affect the development and growth of the kidney before or shortly after birth. Most patients are less than five years of age at the time of diagnosis.
Every year when you bring your pet in for a check-up, your veterinarian likely talks to you about vaccines and gives Fluffy or Fido a good look over. They may draw blood, or recommend preventative care routines, like a dental cleaning or grooming. But what are some of the most common serious ailments for cats and dogs that your veterinarian wants to help you prevent and control?
Centuries ago, scientists discovered that our self-image and our place in universe reflect also how we treat the animals. Our behavior towards animals copy the way we treat humans too. For most of us, having an animal is like a therapy and even contributes to a better understanding of ourselves.
Having a pet represents more than satisfying a simple need. Other writers described the archeology proofs left 12.000 years ago by a tribe of hunters from Israel, proofs that include the bones of a puppy buried together with his owner that put his arm around the dog.