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All About Hyperthyroidism in Cats

All About Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism can become an issue for middle-aged and senior cats. In this post, our Veterinary Referral Associates vets explain the disease, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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Eye Discharge In Dogs

Eye Discharge In Dogs

Eye discharge is a common problem for some dogs. It could just be normal eye discharge or it could be a sign of something more serious, from infection to glaucoma to allergies. Our Gaithersburg vets are here to explain the types of discharge and the reasons behind them.

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Glaucoma In Cats

Glaucoma In Cats

Glaucoma is a disease of the eyes that can occur suddenly in cats and can swiftly lead to blindness if left untreated. Today our Gaithersburg veterinary ophthalmologist explains more about this painful condition and the treatments available for cats suffering from glaucoma.

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Conjunctivitis In Dogs

Conjunctivitis In Dogs

Conjunctivitis is an itchy and uncomfortable eye condition that may cause damage to your dog's eye(s) if left untreated. Today our Gaithersburg vets share some of the causes, symptoms and treatments for this relatively common condition in dogs.

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Why Are My Cat's Eyes Watery?

Why Are My Cat's Eyes Watery?

The moist outer layer on your cat's eye protects it by washing away dirt and debris. If your kitty's eyes have started to water excessively, or if your feline friend is squinting, it could be a sign that there is a more serious issue. Today, our Gaithersburg vets explain a few reasons why cats' eyes might water.

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Eye Injuries In Pets: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Eye Injuries In Pets: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Eye injuries are just as painful for our pets as they can be for humans. Here, our Gaithersburg vets explain what symptoms to look for, and why you should seek vet care right away if your cat or dog has an eye injury.

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Cancer In Cats: Types, Symptoms And Treatments

Cancer In Cats: Types, Symptoms And Treatments

The news that a cat has been diagnosed with cancer can be devastating news for their caring humans. Join our Gaithersburg veterinarians to learn about common types of feline cancer, as well as symptoms to watch for and available treatments. 

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Pancreatic Cancer in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Pancreatic Cancer in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Pancreatic cancer is relatively rare in dogs, but this is why it's important to know the symptoms so that treatment can begin early to try to address this disease. Today our Gaithersburg vets explain the types of pancreatic cancer seen in dogs.

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Which Dog Breeds Are Prone To Developing Cancer?

Which Dog Breeds Are Prone To Developing Cancer?

Some breeds of dogs are at greater risk of developing cancer, and among purebreds there may be predispositions for specific forms of cancer. Our Gaithersburg veterinary oncology team discusses some of the dog breeds at higher risk of developing cancer.

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Lipoma In Cats: Symptoms And Treatments

Lipoma In Cats: Symptoms And Treatments

If your cat has soft, round lumps under their skin, they might have lipomas (noncancerous fatty tumors). Although lipomas in cats are usually benign, they require proper diagnosis by a veterinarian. Today, our Gaithersburg team shares the signs of this condition and when to take your feline friend to the vet clinic.

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