Cardiomyopathy in Cats

In cats, heart disease such as Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy¬†(HCM) is the most common form of feline heart disease.¬† Cardiomyopathy means heart (cardio) and (myo) means muscle and¬†(pathy)¬†stands for disease. Other cardiomyopathies in cats that you may hear your veterinarian discuss are: Dilated cardiomyopathy Restrictive cardiomyopathy Unclassified cardiomyopathy About 50% of cats with heart disease don’t have […]

Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs

Atopic dermatitis in dogs (allergic dermatitis, canine atopy) is a hypersensitivity or over-reaction to a variety of commonplace and otherwise harmless substances in the environment. These allergens include plant pollens, house dust mites, or mold spores. Most allergic dogs begin to show signs between one and three years of age. Due to the hereditary nature of the […]