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Joint disease hidden concern for aging cats

January 11th, 2016

Think your senior kitty no longer moves around or plays because it’s simply growing older? Think again. Inactivity is a common clue that your cat may have degenerative joint disease (DJD). According to a research study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) cats over 12 years old have a 90 per cent chance of developing …

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Canine vaccination

Sharpen up your pet vaccine know-how

For Dr. Tony Carr, there’s no real debate about whether vaccinations are an essential for pets. “They definitely are necessary,” says Carr, a small animal internal medicine specialist at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Sask. “There’s been some bad press about vaccines lately, but I think there’s a much greater risk involved when animals are exposed to …

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