Itchy Dogs

Coastal BeagleThe Itchy Dog

It is one of the most common health problems that we see at The Androscoggin Animal Hospital; the dog that won’t stop itching. They may be licking, biting their skin and feet, or scratching. They may have ear infections or rashes on their skin. It looks uncomfortable, it keeps us up at night, and it can be stinky!

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Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs and Cats Part II: Treatment

What is Diabetes Mellitus?

AAH-9856Once your Dog or Cat has been diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus (Discussed further in Part I of our Diabetes Mellitus Blog), how is it treated? The short answer is with injections of insulin and with diet. Diabetes Mellitus is a generally treatable condition caused by an insulin deficiency.  Continue…

Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats

kittens in bagChronic  Kidney Disease (or CKD) is diagnosed with lab tests that are performed by your Veterinarian.  CKD occurs when the kidneys are not able to do their job of removing waste products from the body as effectively as they should. These waste products accumulate in the blood and cause symptoms including increased thirst and urination, loss of appetite, vomiting, and weight loss. Continue…

Bladder Problems in Cats

harry 2Difficulty urinating, frequent urination, excessive trips to the litter box, blood in the urine, and urinating outside of the litter box are all signs of bladder problems in a cat. Does this mean that your cat has a urinary tract infection? The answer might surprise you. Continue…

Obesity in Dogs and Cats

Why is Obesity a Problem

snoopyOverweight or obese dogs and cats is an increasing problem. What causes our pets to be overweight or obese? The simple answer is too much food and not enough exercise.

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