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Why Are Salt Lamps Bad For Cats? You Should Be Super Careful If You Have One In Your Home

By EMMA LORD   If you’re a cat owner, then you only want the best for your furry friend (even if they’re not always ~the most~ adept at reciprocating the feeling). There are plenty of things you do on a day-to-day basis to keep your cat safe, but some of the risks posed to cats are subtler than others. For instance, you may not have known that there is a very specific reason why salt lamps are bad for cats, and any cat owners should be very cautious before bringing them into a home where a cat is present. The

Hemangiosarcoma in Dogs – An Aggressive Blood Vessel Cancer

Every pet parent dreads “The Big C” for their fur babies. Cancer strikes fear in the hearts and minds of pet-owning families. As a board-certified critical care specialist, one of the most common cancers I diagnose and treat is called hemangiosarcoma. I wanted to dedicate some time explaining this cancer, as some encouraging news about a novel treatment was recently released. Happy reading! Hemangiosarcoma – What is it? Hemangiosarcoma is a cancer of endothelial cells, the cells that line blood vessels. We don’t currently know what causes some dogs to develop this cancer. Multiple studies have tried to shed more

Aspiration Pneumonia in Pets – Going Down the Wrong Pipe!

Oxygen is unquestionably required for life. Without our lungs, oxygen can’t get into the bloodstream to be transported to cells throughout the body. Sometimes inappropriate bodily fluids end up in the lungs because they were inhaled (aspirated) into the airway. The resulting lung inflammation and infection is called aspiration pneumonia. This week I share some information about this potentially deadly disease. I hope you find it share worthy with other pet parents. Happy reading! Aspiration Pneumonia – What is it? The lungs have multiple lobes with numerous branches. This arborization ultimately leads to alveoli, grape-like sacs where oxygen and carbon

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