Coccidioidomycosis, otherwise known as Valley Fever, is a condition seen in dogs that have spent time in the low desert regions of the Southwestern United States. Many dogs experience no symptoms of valley fever, however dogs that are very young, geriatric or immune-compromised may experience symptoms ranging from fever to joint pain.
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An enlarged heart in a dog, also known as dilated cardiomyopathy, is a condition with many possible causes and potentially severe effects. Here, our Matthews veterinary team will walk you through this serious condition’s causes, symptoms and treatments.
Rickettsia rickettsii is a parasite that can be transmitted to your dog through the bite of an infected tick. This parasite is responsible for the spread of tick fever to dogs and people across the US. Today our Matthews vets look at the symptoms of tick fever in dogs and available treatments.
If your cat has a fever it could indicate an underlying health issue. Today our Matthews vets explain the causes of fevers in cats and how you should care for your kitty if they have a fever.
The aggressive, painful cancer leiomyosarcoma affects muscles in a cat’s stomach and intestines. Our veterinary oncology team in Matthews describes signs of stomach and intestinal cancer in cats, as well as diagnosis and treatment options.
Unfortunately it's true that your feline friend may be causing your asthma to act up. That said, if you aren't ready to find a new home for your kitty just yet, there are some things that you can do to help reduce the amount of cat related allergens in your home, and possibly help to reduce your risk of allergic asthma attacks.
If your feline friend is having difficulties breathing it's time to head to the vet to find out if your cat is having an asthma attack! While many pet parents don't realize that cats can suffer from asthma, it is a fairly common condition in cats and can occur for many of the same reasons that asthma attacks happen in people.
While rare in cats, Cushing's disease can occur, and when it does the symptoms can be alarming. In today's post our Matthews Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist shares some of the tell-tale signs of Cushing's disease in cats and what causes the condition.
Our board-certified veterinary neurologists use our in-house MRI to help diagnose a range of health issues in dogs from a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament to brain tumors. Today our vets explain why MRI scans can be helpful, and the conditions this technology can help diagnose.
If your dog is staggering, stumbling, or falling over, it may be the result of a variety of medical issues, including injury, stroke, poisoning, or an infection. Here, our Matthews Emergency and Specialty Vets explain why you should get to a veterinary hospital right away.