10 Rare Genetic Cat Diseases

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Leila Hadziabdic is a Master’s student in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology. She joined the pet genomics company Basepaws in 2017 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. Leila’s job is to research and write feline genetic and health-related content, including this Canine Journal exclusive discussion about rare feline genetic disorders and how Cat DNA tests can help us dig into their health history…

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health Problems

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sad

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a favorite breed with some adverse health risks. Don’t let what you find out in this article deter you from owning this lovable toy dog, though. As with any animal, we all have health risks. There is no guarantee that your dog will be diagnosed with any of these illnesses, but it’s always good to be prepared…

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Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet, And What’s The Best Treatment For Dry Noses?

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We’re sure you’ve found yourself telling your dog to get that cold, wet nose out of your personal space at some point! But have you ever wondered, ‘why do dogs have wet noses?’ Our favorite canine companions differ from us humans and our beloved feline friends in a puzzling way. Their noses are normally wet — and normally should be. But why are dogs’ noses wet? And if they’re not, does that mean that something’s wrong? Can you do anything to help your pup if his nose is dry? If so, what’s the best dog dry nose treatment? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions to put you and your pup at ease…

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How Much Does Cruciate Ligament Dog Surgery Cost?

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Unfortunately, we don’t know why dogs experience cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries so often, especially certain breeds. We do know that it happens when the knee joint breaks down (or tears) or in some cases, completely ruptures. This can occur with a sudden movement, like when a dog is playing fetch and does a quick turn to catch the ball, or it can be a slow degeneration of the ligament over time. Read our article below to find out if your dog is at risk for a CCL tear and how much it could set you back…

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What Is Distemper In Dogs And Cats? Should I Be Concerned?

Sick dog: Distemper in Dogs

Canine distemper is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that is 100% preventable. That’s why it’s so important to get your dog vaccinated as soon as possible. Canine distemper can be contracted easily from other dogs at various places, like the park, groomer or kennel. Find out how you can prevent your dog from contracting this terrible disease…

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