If we can successfully meet a terminally ill dog’s basic needs, in terms of comfort and well-being, then we can feel confident that we have provided a good quality of life.
Quality of life is a way to refer to and discuss the day-to-day life and lifestyle of a cat reaching the end of its life.
In recent years, veterinarians have made great progress in understanding how dogs feel pain and the best ways to manage that pain.
Fortunately for cats and the people who love them, veterinarians have made excellent progress in understanding cat pain and how to manage it.
The vestibular system is responsible for maintaining normal balance.
Diabetes mellitus is caused by a deficiency of insulin which is normally produced by the pancreas.
Congestive Heart Failure is a term that refers to the heart's inability to pump adequate blood to the body.
Hyperthyroidism is a disorder characterized by the overproduction of thyroid hormone and a subsequent increase in the metabolic rate.
Because the kidneys perform a variety of different functions, the symptoms can be variable including weight loss, poor hair quality, lethargy, vomiting, lack of appetite, and increased thirst.
Because of the liver's diverse functions, disease processes can affect the liver in many ways.
There are many causes of arthritis in pets. In most cases, the arthritis is a progressive degenerative disease that worsens with age.
Cushing's disease is a condition in which the adrenal glands overproduce certain hormones.
Seizures are one of the most frequently reported neurological conditions in dogs.
These notes are provided to help you understand the treatment options that may be considered for cancer in your pet dog or cat.
This is a disease affecting the spinal cord, resulting in slowly progressive hind limb weakness and paralysis.