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Is pet grief real?

For some pet owners, the loss of such a close relationship can be devastating.  Here's why pet grief should be validated.

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category Pet Loss Support

Osteoarthritis in dogs

Osteoarthritis results from deterioration of joint cartilage and leads to inflammation, pain and lameness.

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category Common Dog Diseases

How will I know when it’s time to euthanise my pet?

The hardest part of owning a pet is deciding when it’s time to say goodbye and euthanise your pet, but this can be a gift of love.

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category Quality of Life Support

How to get through the first Christmas without your pet

7 tips to help you and your family prepare for your first Christmas without your pet.

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category Pet Loss Support

How to keep dogs cool in summer: 10 tips for hot dogs

Follow our summer safety tips to keep your dog cool in summer and minimise heat stress as the temperature rises.

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category Quality of Life Support

6 tips to keep your dog calm during fireworks

It’s common for dogs and other animals to get freaked out by fireworks. Here's 6 tips to keep your dog calm during fireworks celebrations.

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category Quality of Life Support

When a pet dies what do I do?

We explain what to do when a pet dies and what options are available to bury or cremate your companion animal.

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category Pet Loss Support

Diabetes in cats

Most cats with well-controlled diabetes can live a good quality of life.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Diabetes in dogs

Dogs with well-controlled diabetes can have a good quality of life and a normal life expectancy.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Osteoarthritis in cats

Osteoarthritis results from deterioration of joint cartilage and leads to inflammation, pain and lameness.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Non-cancerous masses and tumours in dogs

A non-cancerous mass or tumour is an abnormal growth of cells that does not display cancer characteristics.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Can you put your dog or cat down at home? 

If you’re wondering if you can put your dog or cat down at home, here’s what you should know. 

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category Quality of Life Support

What happens at a home pet euthanasia appointment?

Understanding what happens at a home pet euthanasia appointment can help you prepare to say goodbye.

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Non-Cancerous masses and tumours in cats

Non-cancerous (benign) tumours in cats can arise from many cell types and occur anywhere in the body.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Dog behaviour before death: 10 signs your dog is dying.

Dog behaviour before death can be confused with general signs of old age. Here are 10 signs to look for.

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category Quality of Life Support

Dog Cremation and what to expect

If you are considering a dog cremation to farewell your beloved pooch, here’s what to expect in five steps.

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category Quality of Life Support

Dog euthanasia at home vs in-clinic 

Dog euthanasia at home can provide a peaceful passing in your pet’s most comfortable environment. Pros and cons.

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5 pet memorial ideas to honour your pet's life

Pet memorial ideas to help you feel connected to a special furry friend who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

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category Pet Loss Support

Diarrhoea in dogs

Discover common causes of dog diarrhoea and how to provide support. Visit to learn more.

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category Common Dog Diseases

6 tips for a good relationship with your pet's vet

Building a good relationship with your pet’s vet is a two-way street. Here's how to ensure you are on the same page.

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category Quality of Life Support

Managing the emotional highs and lows of everyday veterinary life.

Working as a Veterinarian can be demanding, both physically and emotionally. In this article, we will explore effective strategies to help you manage and navigate these emotional challenges, ensuring your mental and emotional health remain a priority.

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How to prepare a pet sitter to care for your senior pet.

Hiring a pet sitter who is well-prepared and knowledgeable about senior pet care is crucial to ensure your beloved companion receives the care they deserve. In this blog post, we will discuss essential steps to help you prepare a pet sitter to care for your senior pet.

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category Quality of Life Support

What to expect if your pet is diagnosed with cancer.

Pets bring immense joy and companionship to our lives. They become part of our families and provide us with unconditional love. However, just like humans, pets can also face health challenges, and one of the most concerning diagnoses is cancer. The moment you receive the news that your beloved furry friend has been diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming and heartbreaking.

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What to do if your senior pet has a seizure.

As our pets age, it's natural for them to experience certain health issues, just like humans. One concerning event that may occur in senior pets is a seizure. Witnessing your senior pet having a seizure can be distressing, but it's essential to stay calm and take appropriate actions. 

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category Quality of Life Support

Lameness in dogs

Lameness in dogs is a condition where a dog is limping and they can’t properly use one or more of their limbs

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category Common Dog Diseases

5 movies about pet loss or losing a dog. 

Watching a dog pass away in a movie is not only heartbreaking, but also can help us reflect on how we would handle putting our own dog down.

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category Pet Loss Support

Spoiling your dog on their last day.

Learn how to spoil your dog on their last day before their euthanasia appointment.

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category Quality of Life Support

Glossary list of veterinary terms and phrases.

Here's a list of common veterinary phrases and terms so you're prepared the next time you head to the vet.

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How do pet owners define a good death for their furry friends?

Euthanasia literally translates to a good death, so let's explore what influences pet owners to make the tough decision.

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category Quality of Life Support

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction - What is it & how to recognise the symptoms.

In this article, we'll talk about Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, what signs to look for, why it happens, and how we can help our dogs in their older years.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Understanding common emergencies in senior pets and how to prevent them.

Senior pets are susceptible to certain health issues and emergencies that require prompt attention and care.

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category Quality of Life Support

Should a child be present when a pet is euthanised?

Is it better to have your child there during your pet's passing? Our experts weigh in.

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category Pet Loss Support

Losing a pet: Tips for coping with grief

Tips to help your family and other pets cope after losing a pet.

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Coping with the death of a pet for the first time

Being exposed to death for the first time can be an incredibly difficult experience, and often the first monumental death in our lives will be our best furry friend. The intense sorrow and grief that can come after losing your companion is something that most of us encounter, and often more than once. 

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category Pet Loss Support

Dementia in dogs

Have you started to notice some changes in your old furry friend’s behaviour? Maybe they’re starting to walk into furniture or startle easily. You might think these actions simply come with old age, but think again.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Blindness in dogs

If your favourite furry friend is starting to walk into furniture or maybe their eyes have gone a little cloudy, these might be signs that your dog is going blind.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Dementia in cats

As more cats are living longer lives, dementia in cats is becoming more prominent, but also better understood thanks to modern medicine and vet intervention.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Blindness in cats

If your cat is starting to walk into furniture or maybe their eyes have gone a little cloudy, these might be signs that they're going blind.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Do pets grieve the loss of another pet?

Grief is a powerful emotion, and a natural response when somebody in our life dies, including ourselves. But do our pets grieve, and if so do they experience grief in the same way we do?

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category Pet Loss Support

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

‍Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is a day to commemorate and remember our beloved pets who have passed on, although their memory is still alive in our hearts.

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category Pet Loss Support

5 benefits of home euthanasia for your pet. 

Learn about why home euthanasia might be the better option, rather than taking your pet to the vet for their final goodbye.

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category Quality of Life Support

What happens when a dog is euthanised?

To help set your mind at ease, we’re here to answer your questions about what happens when a dog is euthanised at a home euthanasia appointment. 

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Cost of home pet euthanasia in Melbourne.

Learn about the average cost of home pet euthanasia in Melbourne and more details about why to choose this over attending a vet clinic.

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category Quality of Life Support

Cost of home pet euthanasia in Sydney.

Learn about the average cost of home pet euthanasia in Sydney and more details about why to choose this over attending a vet clinic. 

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Cost of home pet euthanasia in Brisbane.

Learn about the average cost of home pet euthanasia in Brisbane and more details about why to choose this over attending a vet clinic. 

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category Quality of Life Support

Cost of home pet euthanasia in the Gold Coast.

Learn about the average cost of home pet euthanasia in the Gold Coast and more details about why to choose this over attending a vet clinic. 

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10 things to say (and not to say) to someone grieving their pet.

Wondering what to say to someone grieving the loss of their pet? Discover 10 supportive things to say (and what not to say) in this guide.

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category Pet Loss Support

What vets want you to understand about euthanasia.

We’ve consulted our veterinarians about what they want you as pet owners to understand about euthanasia.

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category Quality of Life Support

Cost of home pet euthanasia in Adelaide.

Learn about the average cost of home pet euthanasia in Adelaide and more details about why to choose this over attending a vet clinic. 

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category Quality of Life Support

Bucket list memories to create with your best friend.

Here is a list of bucket list memories to create some beautiful moments with your pet.

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category Quality of Life Support

Preparing for your dog's euthanasia appointment.

In this blog post, we will provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to prepare for your dog's euthanasia appointment.

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category Quality of Life Support

5 reasons to consider euthanising your sick or elderly dog.

In this article, we will explore five reasons to consider euthanising your sick or elderly dog and provide valuable insights to help you make an informed decision about your pet’s end of life.

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category Quality of Life Support

Does pet insurance cover euthanasia?

In this article, we will explore whether pet insurance covers euthanasia, what factors to consider, and the different options available.

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Is a natural death or at-home euthanasia better for your pet?

We'll explore whether a natural death or at-home euthanasia is the best option for you and your pet, for the most peaceful and pain free way to say goodbye.

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Grieving the loss of your pet after euthanasia.

Pet grief is real, and grief can be complicated when you make the heartwrenching decision to euthanise your pet.

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Using our Quality of Life Assessment to help guide pet euthanasia decisions.

When you watch your pet decline and suffer through life, a little piece of you dies, because you know the end is near. You also might know that the best thing for them is euthanasia, so their death is peaceful and they won’t struggle through pain or illness for those final weeks of life. We created our free tool, a Quality of Life Assessment, to help guide you through this important yet tough decision, and help you plan out the next steps of your pet’s life.

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Dealing with anticipatory pet grief.

Anticipatory pet grief is the experience of mourning the impending loss of a beloved animal companion, knowing that you will soon be saying goodbye.

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category Pet Loss Support

Chocolate toxicity in senior pets: a comprehensive guide.

If your senior dog accidentally ingests chocolate, here's what you should know.

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category Quality of Life Support

Pet euthanasia; what you need to know. 

Euthanasing your pet is a decision many pet owners will have to make towards the end of their pet’s life. It is a difficult, but often necessary decision to prevent further pain and suffering for the smallest, furriest member of your family.

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Helping children understand the concept of death through the loss of a beloved pet.

As parents or caregivers, it's essential to help children navigate this difficult journey and help them understand the finality of death. 

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category Pet Loss Support

When is it time to get a new pet?

The question that often troubles us after pet loss is, "When is the right time to welcome a new pet into our lives?"

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Coping with pet grief

Pet owners may experience grief that parallels that of losing a significant human connection. Here are some tips to help.

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How to know when its time to say goodbye to a pet

A pet’s final days should not be the worst days of their life. Here's how you can help identify when it's time to say goodbye.

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How to support children with the loss of a pet

The loss of a pet might be a child's first experience with death. Here's how you can help them through the difficult time.

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Supporting those grieving a pet

If pet loss isn’t properly acknowledged, individuals may fear rejection or ridicule.

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category Pet Loss Support

Pets and Pain: is my pet suffering?

When a pet is in pain, it can be hard for owners to understand that they are suffering. Here are some things to look for.

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Dog cremation vs burial: What's better for my pet?

We weigh up the pros and cons of dog cremation vs burial to help you decide the best option to say goodbye to your pet.

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Dog euthanasia: What happens during euthanasia for dogs?

What happens during euthanasia for dogs and what to expect from a dog euthanasia at home.

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Putting a dog down: 6 things to consider

Considering the right time for putting a dog down is one of the hardest decisions pet owners face. This checklist may help.

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Dog euthanasia cost and what to expect

Many factors determine dog euthanasia cost - from the length of appointment time, to call-out fees. We explain these in this article.

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How to know when it's time to put a dog down

Knowing when it's time to put a dog down can be tough. Here's what to look for when considering putting a dog down.

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9 pet memorial ideas to create a FUR-ever memory

We put together this list of some heart-warming pet memorial activities to do with your fur child before they pass.

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Liver disease in cats

Causes of liver disease in cats include anorexia, inflammation, infections, parasites, toxins, medication side-effects and cancer.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Inflammatory bowel disease in cats

Inflammatory bowel disease most commonly occurs in middle-aged to older cats.

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Hyperthyroidism in cats

If your pet is suddenly losing weight, hyperthyroidism could be an underlying condition.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Chronic kidney disease in cats

Kidney disease interferes with your cat’s ability to eliminate wastes. Early detection can allow for a good quality of life.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Hepatic lipidosis or ‘fatty liver disease’ in cats

Hepatic lipidosis or ‘fatty liver disease’, is the most common, potentially lethal liver disease in cats. 

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category Common Cat Diseases

Vestibular syndrome in cats

Vestibular syndrome interferes with balance and coordination.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Seizures in cats

A seizure is a sudden electrical disturbance in the brain. A focal seizure affects only part of the brain.

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Brain tumours in cats

A brain tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in the brain.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Transitional cell carcinoma in cats

Transitional cell carcinoma is an invasive, malignant cancer of the cells lining the urinary system.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Feline lower urinary tract disease

Feline lower urinary tract disease refers to a variety of conditions that result in pain and inflammation.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Heart disease in cats

Heart disease refers to any condition that impairs the heart’s ability to circulate blood through the body. 

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category Common Cat Diseases

Lung tumours in cats

Primary tumours that originate in the lungs are rare in cats.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Oral tumours in cats

An oral tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in the mouth. Many cases in cats are squamous cell carcinoma.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Nasal tumours in cats

A nasal tumour is an uncontrolled growth of cells on the nose surface or in the nasal cavity. In cats, most are malignant.

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Mast cell tumours in cats

A mast cell tumour is an abnormal growth of mast cells and can be found in a cat’s skin, spleen, or intestines.

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Lymphoma in cats

Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system. In cats, it can affect lymph nodes, chest, kidneys or gastrointestinal tract.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Seizures in dogs

A generalised seizure, which is more common in dogs, affects the entire brain and includes loss of consciousness.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Liver disease in dogs

Causes of liver disease in dogs include infections, ageing, medication side-effects, inflammation and cancer.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Brain tumours in Dogs

Tumours of any kind can cause brain injury from compression, inflammation, infiltration, and oedema.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Immune-mediated hemolytic anaemia in dogs

Immune-mediated hemolytic anaemia (IMHA) is where the immune system attacks and destroys the body’s own red blood cells.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Addison’s disease in dogs

Addison’s disease primarily affects young to middle-aged dogs. Symptoms can be vague until a dog is quite ill.

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Cognitive dysfunction in dogs

Signs of cognitive dysfunction in dogs are often mistaken for normal ageing changes.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Degenerative myelopathy in dogs

Degenerative myelopathy is a non-painful condition that affects the spinal cord, impairing a dog’s ability to walk.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Hemangiosarcoma in dogs

Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive blood vessel cancer that causes tumours on the spleen, liver or heart.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Cushing's syndrome in dogs

Cushing’s syndrome is an excess of the hormone cortisol duer to pituitary or adrenal gland tumour, or steroid medication.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Lung tumours in dogs

Causes of liver disease include infections, ageing, genetic factors, toxins, medication side-effects, inflammation, gallbladder disease, immune-mediated or metabolic disorders and cancer.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Heart disease in dogs

Heart disease refers to any condition that impairs the heart’s ability to circulate blood through the body. 

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category Common Dog Diseases

Inflammatory bowel disease in dogs

With appropriate treatment, most dogs with inflammatory bowel disease can live healthy, comfortable lives.

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category Common Dog Diseases