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conditions & treatments

The medical stuff is stressful. Get expertise on common (and not-so-common) health issues, from causes and symptoms to the latest treatments for pets.

Beautiful playful tabby cat lying on the living room floor, playing with a ball of string.

If you see a string sticking out from, uh, behind, never, ever, ever pull on it.

Siberian cat licking her paw outdoors.

What to look for and how to treat this (and be able to eat rice again).

Two brown senior pointer dogs

If you have an older dog, they could have a condition called idiopathic “old dog” vestibular disease. Here's everything you need to know.

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Smiling Woman And Cat Looking Each Other In The Bedroom.

Cats’ eyes are strikingly beautiful, but goopy, irritated eyes are not.

Young woman with her senior dog in the autumn park.

Your older dog is the love of your life. Here are some health issues to look out for.

Young person veterinarian in their veterinary clinic performing a medical examination on a pet.

There is one way to make sure your cat stays safe: vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate.

Person trains with a standard schnauzer puppy on a dog training field.

Dermatologist and star of Pop Goes the Vet Dr. Joya Griffin on the season’s often misunderstood phenomenon.

A cat lazing about at home resting on a cushion.

Nasal discharge doesn’t sound cute, but you need to know what to look out for.

Tabby cat leaning into a porcelain sink, tail curled in the air, as it sticks its tongue out to drink water from the faucet.

No, not like that. They’re literally drinking a lot of water. Here’s when you should be worried.

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Veterinarian Dr. Alycia Washington breaks down the four most common types of cancer in cats, from how to spot the early signs to how to treat them.

Close-up of a Merle coated Greyhound dog laying in the lap of their pet parent on the bed

What are the best ways to manage a dog’s pain?

Cat sticking its tongue out in motion

Here’s why that’s happening to your kitty.

Dog on ground looking at geese

Several cats and one dog in North America have died of the virus. Here’s how to keep them safe.

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You can’t appease a picky dog with dino nuggets like your toddler. Here are some things you can do.

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Here are all the way your kitty is trying to tell you they’re hurting.