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  • to provide information on preventative health care in companion animals
  • to help you determine when to seek veterinary care for a problem in your pet
  • to help prepare you to respond to questions asked by your veterinarian about your pet’s problem
  • to provide general information on diseases to enhance your understanding


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  • a substitute for veterinary care
  • to help you make a diagnosis of your own pet’s problems
  • to suggest treatments


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  • If you are interested in a particular disease or problem please email us a request to develop that topic. The request will be put on our TO-DO list.

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