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Addison’s Disease

Overview While often very sick when diagnosed, patients with Addison’s disease can live long and healthy lives. Addison’s disease, also known as hypoadrenocorticism, occurs when the adrenal glands stop functioning. This condition is typically caused ...

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What is Cancer? Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells on or within the body. They are either localized to one part of the body as a visible mass (tumor) or spread throughout (metastasis). Cancer ...

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Canine Cushing’s Disease

Overview Cushing’s disease or syndrome (Hyperadrenocorticism) is caused when an excessive amount of certain hormones, called corticosteroids, are present in the body. The production of these hormones is regulated by an area in the brain ...

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Overview A cataract is a white opacity that develops in the lens of the eye. The causes in dogs can include genetics, diabetes, aging, and congenital anomalies. Cataracts can form slowly over many years or ...

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What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy drugs are compounds that are toxic to cancer cells. Chemotherapy is sometimes used by itself to treat certain types of cancer. In other cases, it is used in conjunction with surgery ...

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Cherry Eye

What is chERRY EYE? The most common third eyelid abnormality, called a prolapsed third eyelid gland, or sometimes referred to as a “cherry eye” is more common that most realize. A prolapsed third eyelid gland ...

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Cruciate Ligaments

Overview Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is the tearing of an important ligament in the stifle joint (knee), resulting in partial or complete joint instability, pain, and lameness. If the injury is not treated, lameness ...

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CT Scanning

Overview CT (computerized tomography) is a technique that uses x-rays and computers to produce three-dimensional images of the body. Unlike traditional x-rays which highlight dense body parts, such as bone, CT also provides detailed views ...

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Dental Restorations

Overview Dogs can be hard on their teeth! They often fracture them by chewing on hard objects, toys, and bones. Teeth can also be fractured secondary to trauma. Dogs can cause damage and wear to ...

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Overview Diabetes mellitus is a common condition in both cats and dogs. This disease involves a decrease or lack of production of insulin by the pancreas. When a pet ingests food, sugar is absorbed through ...

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