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Felines in Focus: Upper Respiratory Infections

Felines in Focus: Upper Respiratory InfectionsCats, especially kittens, often get upper respiratory infections. If your cat shows any signs of respiratory illness, such as sneezing, wheezing, goopy eyes or a runny nose (see box), make an appointment to have the cat evaluated right away. Depending on their cause, upper respiratory infections can quickly become serious, especially in kittens. In adult cats, untreated infections can lead to other (“secondary”) infections or damage delicate sinuses, resulting in chronic problems.

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AAHA Hospitals are Prepared for Your Pet Emergency

AAHA AccreditedIt’s 5 p.m. on a Friday night and you come home to find your pet needs emergency care. We don’t plan for emergencies, but they do happen. Veterinary hospitals deal with these unexpected emergencies every day, but will your hospital and all of its team members be ready when a client comes in with an emergency?

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The Joys and Dangers of Hiking With Your Dog

The Joys and Dangers of Hiking With Your DogSpring has sprung and it’s time to hit the trails with your dog! Hiking with a pet can be a rewarding experience for dogs and their owners and a highlight of the warmer months. But there are a few precautions to take to make sure that your dog is happy and healthy while you hike together.

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Pet Detectives: Not Just in the Movies Anymore

Pet Detectives: Not Just in the Movies AnymoreYou have probably heard of Ace Ventura, pet detective. But real pet detectives do exist, although there are only a handful operating in the United States. Well-trained pet detectives and their four-legged partners can literally sniff out a lost pet, sometimes in a matter of hours.

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Pavlov: More Than Just a Bell-ringer

Pavlov: More Than Just a Bell-ringerDoes the name Pavlov ring a bell? It should. Pavlov’s famous experiments in conditioned reflexes proved that when dogs associate a sound with the arrival of food, they will salivate in response to the sound alone.

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