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Bad Fats: Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats

Hepatic lipidosis or fatty liver disease is a common and dangerous feline condition that occurs when cats stop eating for several days. Fortunately, rapid veterinary treatment can reverse this potentially fatal disorder. Use this guide compiled by the Providence Vet team to ensure you understand the risks and signs associated with hepatic lipidosis in cats. [...]

4 Reasons Pets Itch

Itchy skin is a frequent problem for pets, and the condition can significantly impact their quality of life. If your pet has itchy skin, you need to find out what is causing the problem, so you can help your four-legged friend get relief. Read our Providence Vet team’s guide to the common reasons that may [...]

10 Facts Every Pet Owner Needs to Know About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a serious threat on the East Coast and is becoming more of a concern westward as the climate and tick habitat change. Since Lyme disease can cause severe, lifelong effects, prevention is crucial for protecting your pet. The best way to defend your furry pal against the threat of Lyme disease is [...]

Cat Stress Explained

Your cat may seem to live a luxurious life filled with sunbeams, scratching posts, and easy meals, but you might be surprised to learn how easily minute household changes can stress your cat. Most cats can tolerate a one-time stressor, but many stressors stacked over time can lead to behavioral or physical manifestations.  Stress is [...]

Pyometra in Female Pets

Pyometra is a serious uterine condition that occurs most commonly in older, intact (i.e., unspayed) female dogs. However, pyometra can also affect unspayed cats, hamsters, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats, and rabbits of any age. Pyometra is a life-threatening—but preventable—condition that our Providence Vet team wants you to learn about, so you can help your female [...]

Does My Cat Have Arthritis?

Canine arthritis has been well recognized for many years. However, until recently, veterinary professionals believed cats were less likely to develop this painful, degenerative joint condition. Keep in mind that cats are pros at masking pain, and their owners are less likely than dog owners to bring them for routine wellness checkups, during which veterinarians [...]

Tips to Ensure a Successful Pet Adoption

Welcoming a homeless pet to your family can be a tremendously rewarding experience. When you adopt a shelter pet, you give that animal a new life by giving them a fur-ever home, and—in turn—you open shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it. Keep in mind, however, that pet adoption comes with challenges, [...]

Pet Cancer Types and Warning Signs

Cancer is a concerning diagnosis and a common cause of death in senior cats and dogs. However, these conditions can be successfully treated, and your pet’s life can be prolonged and their quality of life improved when detected in the early stages. Our Providence Vet team wants to help by providing information about pet cancer [...]

Understanding Seizures in Pets

Seizures are one of the most common neurological conditions reported in dogs, and cats can also be affected. Many conditions cause pet seizures, and some result in life-threatening situations. Our Providence Vet team provides information about seizures in pets in case your four-legged friend is affected.  Pet seizure basics A seizure is sudden, uncontrolled electrical [...]

FAQs About Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

Intervertebral disc disease is a major cause of neurological dysfunction in dogs, and affected dogs experience significant pain and may be left paralyzed. Our Providence Vet team wants to answer some frequently asked questions about this condition in case your dog is at risk. Question: What is intervertebral disc disease in dogs? Answer: To understand [...]

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