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Illness & Disease

Signs of Illness in Hamsters

September 15, 2015

Do you have a pet hamster? These little guys are super cute, but they are also very delicate. A crucial part of being a responsible hamster owner is keeping an eye on your tiny furball for any signs of sickness. Hamsters can’t tell us when feel sick, so it’s up to you to monitor Hammie’s health. Below, a local San Jose, CA vet lists some common signs of illness in hamsters. Change In Appetite Whenever … Read More »

Has Your Dog’s Appetite Disappeared?

April 01, 2015

Your Labrador retriever Hunter has a mission in life. Every day, this ravenous four-year-old dog wakes up with a desire to find (and consume) as much food as possible. He begins by downing his kibbles in record time, and frequently scarfs the cat’s meals after that. Next, he scours the kitchen floor and even sniffs along the counters for sandwich-making scraps. Nothing is off limits for your dedicated food hound. Lately, though, Hunter has been … Read More »

Obesity in Dogs

February 01, 2015

Is your canine buddy looking a bit round lately? If so, he isn’t alone! Obesity is a rising epidemic among our furry friends. According to some estimates, nearly 60 percent of all dogs are obese! While Fido might look adorable with those extra pounds, the truth is that being overweight can lead Man’s Best Friend to develop some very serious health problems. In this article, your local vet San Jose talks about obesity in dogs. … Read More »

Pocket Pet Parasites

October 01, 2014

Did you know that pocket pets like hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, and gerbils can be infected with parasites just like dogs and cats? Here, a Cambrian veterinarian tells you about some of the most common offenders and what to do about them. Ticks We’re used to hearing about dogs and cats being bitten by ticks, but pocket pets are at an equal risk, especially if they spend time outdoors. Many rabbit owners, for instance, let … Read More »