Roundworms are a Common Intestinal Parasite in Cats and Kittens

There are two species of roundworms affecting cats and kittens: Toxocara cati and Toxascaris leonina. Toxocara cati is generally felt to be more harmful to cats but Toxascaris leonina is able to infect both dogs and cats. It is helpful to distinguish their eggs under the microscope so as to know which medications to use and which additional pets are at risk. […]

Arthritis in Dogs and Cats: Keeping Your Companion Comfortable

Arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD), is a degenerative, progressive, and irreversible condition of the joints. It is characterized by the progressive loss of joint cartilage, bony spurs/growths, and the thickening and scarring of connective tissue around the joint, usually as a result of injury. Approximately 25 percent of dogs are […]