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Flat-Faced Dog Breeds Should Be Avoided Warn Vets

flat-faced-dog-breeds

Flat faced dog breeds, such as the much loved pug, are increasing in popularity. Unfortunately, the characteristics of these breeds can lead to debilitating health problems later in life. Related posts: Is the English Bulldog One of the World’s Unhealthiest Breeds? Proposed Guidelines for Breeders to Reduce Instance of Syringomyelia in Toy Breeds English Setter at ‘Risk of Extinction’ 9 Dog Breeds …

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High-Rise Syndrome in Cats: Why Open Windows Can Be Dangerous

High-rise syndrome cats

During the warmer months, many homes are quick to open windows. However, cat owners should be aware of the dangers an open window can pose to their pets. A phenomenon called high-rise syndrome is to blame. High-rise syndrome is also used to describe the injuries cats sustain when falling from a height. A fall from the second floor (7m+) or above can be dangerous. Cats falling …

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Canine Babesiosis: An Emerging Threat to UK Dogs

Dermacentor reticulatus causes canine babesiosis

Canine babesiosis is a parasitic disease caused by infection with Babesia spp. Ticks carrying the Babesia parasite transmit it to dogs when they fed on their blood. Babesia infection leads to babesiosis. Until recently, this disease was rare in the UK, although commonly found across Europe and Central America. The main species currently affecting dogs in the UK is Babesia Canis. Babesia infects red blood cells, leading …

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