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Dr Elsa Jungman

Pet Symptom Checker

Surgery can seem like a scary process for many pet owners, especially if you are worried about caring for your cat after surgery. To help alleviate any stress or anxiety, talk to your veterinarian before and after the procedure to ensure that all your concerns and questions are addressed. Read all… read more

Sneezing can be a normal occurrence in dogs, but in certain situations, you may wonder if excessive sneezing is a cause for concern. There are many reasons why dogs sneeze, so it’s important to distinguish between playful or communicative dog sneezing versus an indicator of a more serious… read more

One of the best ways to keep cats healthy and happy is to feed them well. Cats need all the right nutrients in just the right proportions to grow, maintain their bodies, be active, and prevent and recover from illness or injury. With healthy eating being so essential, pet parents need to know what… read more

Most kittens get adopted at about 6 to 8 weeks old. They are typically already weaned from their mother and eating solid food. It is important to feed kittens a nutritionally complete diet that contains high quality vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. This article will explain everything you need to… read more

For people, homemade meals are almost always healthier than what you can buy ready-to-eat from the store. It stands to reason that the same would be true for our feline friends, right? Not necessarily. It’s a good idea to learn all that is involved in making nutritionally complete and balanced cat… read more

Fleas are the most common external parasite found on dogs and cats worldwide. Flea allergy dermatitis (known as FAD) is the most common dermatologic disease in domestic dogs in the United States. A study has shown a 13% increase in FAD in dogs over the last decade.1 It can be a very frustrating… read more

Dog ears come in all shapes and sizes, but they are unique in their anatomy when compared to human ears. Dogs have a long ear canal with both vertical and horizontal components. This creates a J or L shape that traps debris more easily, which in turn, can lead to dog ear infections. Dog ear… read more

Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, is the most common disease in dogs. According to recent studies, almost 90% of dogs will have developed some form of periodontal disease by 2 years of age1. This guide will explain the different stages of periodontal disease in dogs and how… read more

Click to jump to Dog Stool Infographic There are few things that will bring an animal into the vet quite as quickly as a bout of diarrhea. For most small animal veterinarians, it is something we see on a daily basis. Sometimes, dog diarrhea cases are easy with quick fixes. Unfortunately, this is… read more

Cats, just like dogs, can suffer from skin disease caused by allergies. Cat skin allergies can cause profound itching and pain in cats. Finding the source of the allergy is fundamental to helping your cat’s skin heal and relieving their discomfort. And once the source of the allergy is found, it is… read more

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