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Sago Palm Toxicity

While sago palms are a beautiful plant, they are also toxic to certain animals. Dogs, cats and horses are negatively affected by this plant. The sago palm can cause bloody stool, yellowing of the skin, vomiting, bruising, liver damage or failure, bloody diarrhea, and in the worst cases death. Symptoms can occur as quickly as…
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Intestinal Parasites

We see a wide variety of varmints and bugs in the south. Many people may not realize there's a whole world of critters we CAN'T see, and these can be as troublesome as those visible to the naked eye. There are several types of intestinal parasites waiting to infect your dog or cat- their natural host. In this post.…
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Diabetes

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that enables glucose (blood sugar) to enter tissue cells. If there isn't enough insulin produced, or the cells don't respond to it properly, the cells will not absorb enough glucose to function correctly. The result is a condition called diabetes. Diabetes is characterized by too much glucose in the blood, and…
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Rabies

Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all warm blooded animals, including cats, dogs, and people. It occurs in every continent except Australia and Antarctica. There are a few countries that are Rabies free as well, including Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Sweden, and Norway. Hawaii also remains unaffected by the virus. Rabies doesn't live…
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