Food for Thought

Food for Thought

“The idea that Alzheimer’s is completely genetic and unpreventable is probably the greatest misunderstanding regarding the disease, ” says Gary Small, M. D., director of the UCLA Center on Aging. Researchers now understand that Alzheimer’s, similar to heart disease and cancer, evolves over decades and can be affected by lifestyle...

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Eye Problems in Cats

Eye Problems in Cats

The most common disorder in cats is runny eyes. Infectious organisms such as the flu viruses or chlamydia cause conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the membranes lining the eyelids. This results in a discharge which is either watery and runny or thick and a greenish-yellow color. Occasionally a runny eye is...

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Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Yes, Lyme Disease doesn’t just occur in humans, but in dogs as well. However, diagnosing the ailment in pets is harder than it is in humans. The bacteria could be in your pooch for several months without displaying any signs of it. A rash, the first symptom of the disease...

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Is Sugar Bad for You?

Is Sugar Bad for You?

Dr Raymond Francis is a professional with 72 years of experience in the Medical Field. After his experience and exposure to diseases, he shared medical insight on how to avoid diseases during this interview. Video Credits: Dr Raymond Francis and WREX

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Feeding your Dog Raw Meat could be Dangerous

Feeding your Dog Raw Meat could be Dangerous

PARIS: Raw meat, touted by some as an easily-digestible, nutrient-filled superfood for domestic dogs and cats, may not only put your pet at risk, but your own health too, researchers warned Friday (Jan 12). A survey of frozen, raw meat products sold at pet stores and supermarkets in the Netherlands, where...

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The Dangers of Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

The Dangers of Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

Dog diseases are fairly easy to detect because of the symptoms they display. Every disease corresponds with many symptoms, often being confused as another ailment until it has been properly diagnosed. As your pet ages, every pet owner can expect changes to take place, such as the pet becoming less...

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What is Cat Scratch Fever?

What is Cat Scratch Fever?

Cat scratch fever is a disease that your child can catch it from your cat or kitten from a scratch or even a bite. Disease results from a cat scratch (or bite) and transmission of the bacteria. Papules and Pustules initially form around the site of infection. Symptoms may not...

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What is Canine Heartworm Disease?

What is Canine Heartworm Disease?

  Canine Heartworm Disease (CHD) in dogs is a slow chronic condition caused by infection with large round bodied worms (Dirofilaria immitis) found in the heart. Adult worms can measure up to 30cm in length and can number up to 300. These parasites cause mechanical blockage within the heart by...

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Navicular Disease in Horses

Navicular Disease in Horses

Navicular disease is somewhat of a mysterious condition among horse owners. They may walk to their barn one day to find a horse that is sitting on his haunches and appears to be in enormous amounts of pain. Or, they may notice that their colt in race training tends to...

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Bird Flu: A Chicken Raiser’s Nightmare

Bird Flu: A Chicken Raiser’s Nightmare

Since its outbreak, every poultry owner had become aware of the consequences that can happen if this deadly disease is not prevented. Bird flu or what is also known avian (meaning bird) influenza (flu), is the number one killer of poultry chickens in Asia and some parts of the world....

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