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Game-Changing New Cancer Treatment Now Available to Pets

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a noninvasive therapy intended to improve both long-term survival and quality of life for pets with cancer.

Cancer. Just hearing the word is enough to make you cringe.

Most of us have been touched by the insidious disease in some form or fashion. Whether it has afflicted you personally or somebody you love, we hear the C-word far too often.

Fortunately, we also live in an age of amazing technology and progress. Doctors can do things today that were unheard of a decade ago. Clinical researchers are hard at work in search of a cure, determined to tip the scales in the fight against cancer. While we’re not there quite yet, advances in medicine continue to evolve at a rapid pace. A cancer diagnosis is not necessarily the death sentence it used to be. Read more about Game-Changing New Cancer Treatment Now Available to Pets

Feline Urethral Obstruction ("Blocked Cat")

Urethral obstructions are life-threatening emergencies that can occur with our pets.  They commonly occur in male cats due to the urethra being narrower than in females.  Urethral obstructions can be caused by plugs (a mix of mucus, crystals and inflammatory cells), stones, blood clots, masses or congenital defects.  Environment and stress can also play a role in cats becoming obstructed as stressed cats can have a greater inflammatory response and increased urethral spasms.  Read more about Feline Urethral Obstruction ("Blocked Cat")

Pancreatitis in Cats

Pancreatitis literally means inflammation of the pancreas. To understand how this condition could affect your pet, it is important to understand what the pancreas is and how it works in the body. Found in the abdomens of both humans and cats, the pancreas is located along the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, where it secretes enzymes and hormones.  Read more about Pancreatitis in Cats

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