Feline diabetes is estimated to occur in around 0.5% to 2% of the feline population. This puts the condition in the unfortunate position of being common enough to be something to worry about but not common enough for owners to necessarily know all the signs.
The condition occurs when a cat's pancreatic cells lose their ability to respond to insulin, which is what helps the glucose get from blood stream into cells.
Complete or partial loss of hair in rabbits is quite common, and it can occur in its own right or as a side effect of another illness. Hair loss may develop gradually or your rabbit may seem to lose their hair overnight. The pattern of hair loss can give your vet an idea of what may be causing it. Here's an overview of common causes and treatment options for hair loss in rabbits:
From Siberian Huskies to Bernese Mountain Dogs, there are plenty of pooches out there in the world of canines that have adapted to stand up to colder climates. Usually boasting a thick, dense coat, these dogs are capable of tearing across snowy landscapes without a care.
But many of those dogs are now purchased by owners who live in warmer environments. A cold weather dog can still be okay living in a place that tends to get a lot of sun during parts of the year, but you do need to take some extra steps to make sure their health is never endangered by the heat.
Your rabbit's prominent incisors may be the most distinctive part of his or her anatomy, but they are also one of the most important -- if these teeth become damaged, rabbits can find biting and chewing the tough, fibrous vegetables and feeds they eat very difficult, leading to various health problems and even malnutrition. As such, if your rabbit suffers a damaged or broken incisor as a result of illness or injury, you should seek treatment from a qualified veterinary dentist as quickly as possible.
Many dogs have problems with their paws, meaning frequent visits to the veterinarian and hefty bills for their owners. However, more and more vet clinics are now stocking special dog boots that could help to ease your pet's discomfort. Read on for more information.
Common paw problems
Dogs can suffer paw problems for many different reasons. Many of these problems result in your dog being prescribed antibiotics. Not only are these drugs expensive, they can be harmful to your pet if used frequently or for long periods.