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Ear mites are often seen in puppies and kittens. Why is it important to know that your dog to cat has ear mites and what kind of damage do they cause?

FLUTD relates to any disorder that affects the bladder and urethra in domestic cats. Disorders observed are blood in urine, difficult or painful urination, urinating in inappropriate locations, frequent urination and complete blockage of the urethra known as urethral obstruction.

Heartworm is one of the most sinister parasites that can affect your pet. Heartworm has a complex life cycle and is transmitted by mosquitoes which are almost impossible to keep away from. Thankfully, heartworm prevention is easy.

Hyperthyroidism is excessive production of the thyroid hormone in the body due to the presence of a benign tumour (95-98% of cases) in the thyroid gland. It is one of the most common hormonal disorders in cats.

Lymphoma (also called Lymphosarcoma or Malignant Lymphoma) is one of the most common forms of cancer in dogs.

Mast cells are a type of inflammatory cell, and are found mostly in the skin. A mast cell tumour (MCT) is a growth of mast cells, usually in the skin and is the most common form of skin cancer in dogs, making up around 20% of all malignant skin tumours.

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas.

The patella is a kneecap and is a normal anatomical part of dog or cat’s knee. Patellar luxation (which means dislocation) is one of the most common knee conditions.

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