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Can dogs eat eggplant?

Depending on the bite, small amounts of eggplant are generally safe for dogs. Just know that some parts of the vegetable are toxic to pups.

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Megaesophagus could be causing your dog to regurgitate their food

If your dog has trouble keeping their food down and therefore seems super hungry, you’ll want to find out how megaesophagus could be contributing to their discomfort.

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Can dogs eat butter?

Even though butter is a staple in many people's diets, it's not great for dogs to eat, as it can cause sickness. Find out why.

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How does gastroenteritis affect dogs?

If your dog is vomiting or has diarrhea, gastroenteritis could occur, too. Learn more about this condition and how to treat it.

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Here's what your dog's eye discharge means based on color

Have you spotted discharge near your pup’s eyes? The color can indicate what they're potentially struggling with.

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Here's why your potty-trained dog is having accidents inside

Incontinence means your pet can’t control when they go to the bathroom. And while it’s likely frustrating for them and you, there are vet-approved ways to manage the condition.

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How to tell if your dog has a staph infection

Staph infections happen when a bacteria on a dog’s skin overrides their natural defenses. Here’s how to tell if your pup has this skin condition.

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How does Proin help dogs?

Proin, a vet-prescribed medication, helps dogs’ control their leaky bladders. You'll want to talk to your vet about the medication's potential side effects before giving it to your pup.

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Does your dog have high blood pressure? Enalapril might help them

If your pup has high blood pressure, heart disease or kidney disease, their veterinarian might’ve prescribed them enalapril. But you'll want to watch out for these side effects.

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Does my dog have short spine syndrome?

Dogs with short spine syndrome might find it more challenging to move around. But there are some ways pet parents can help them feel comfortable and confident.

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Here are all the ways prednisolone helps cats

Prednisolone, a steroid, has several different uses. It’s used as an anti-inflammatory solution and is a chemotherapy agent. But that’s not all the ways it benefits cats.

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How does hemangiosarcoma affect dogs?

Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive cancer, but it doesn’t always cause immediate symptoms. However, there’s a vet-recommended test to figure out if it’s present.

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Understanding the 5 stages of lymphoma in cats

Lymphoma is a cancer that affects cats’ lymphocytes. Learn how veterinarians decide on a treatment option.

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The 7 causes of cloudy eyes in dogs

A dog's eyes are cloudy when the surface looks hazy. Learn more about the underlying causes of the condition to figure out the right treatment plan for your pet.

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If your dog has seizures, ask your vet about phenobarbital

Phenobarbital is an anticonvulsant medication that helps treat seizures in dogs. However, not all dogs have the same outcome when using it as a treatment.

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11 common causes of blood in dog throw up

Blood appears in dogs’ vomit differently — it could be clumpy, spotty or entirely red. Here’s what you should look out for.

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Are cats lactose intolerant?

You might be familiar with cats lapping up a bowl of warm milk. But is it actually safe for them? Find what happens when you give a cat milk.

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Does your dog have an infection? They might be prescribed Baytril

Baytril is an antibiotic prescribed to treat infections in dogs. But it's super strong, so there are some caveats to know about before giving it to a dog.

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4 causes of blood in cat urine and how to help

Healthy cats’ pee looks yellow and clear. However, several underlying conditions can cause blood to appear in their urine. Here are other symptoms to look out for.

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6 reasons your dog might be vomiting up white foam

Your dog's white foamy throw up, which is a mix of mucus and fluid, is often accompanied by other sickness symptoms — here's what to look for.

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Reasons why dogs limp and when to see the vet

If your dog is limping, that’s a sign that they’re in pain. But it’s important not to wait too long to see your veterinarian.

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If your dog has osteoarthritis, ask your veterinarian about Previcox

Previcox is usually prescribed to dogs with arthritis to help with the accompanying pain and inflammation. However, it shouldn’t be given when your pup is taking certain medications.

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Can cats eat ham?

Ham isn’t the best treat for cats because of certain ingredients, but there are some healthier human-food alternatives they can chow down on.

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3 reasons your dog might benefit from Metacam

Metacam is a medication that helps reduce pain, inflammation and osteoarthritis effects. But there are some caveats you should know about before giving it to your pup.

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