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Antibodies

Antibodies an·ti·bodies ˈan-ti-ˌbä-dēs noun Small proteins that fight disease; antibodies are produced by B cells and are the body’s response to bacteria, viruses, and other elements that might harm the…

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Whelping

Whelping whelp·ing ˈhwelpiŋ verb The act of giving birth in dogs. Typically, a female dog’s temperature will drop a degree below her normal range (in Fahrenheit) a few hours before…

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Virus

Virus vi·rus ˈvī-rəs noun This is a tiny form of life that cannot be seen with a regular microscope. Viruses are infectious units that enter the body and use the…

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Vaccination

Vaccination vac·ci·na·tion ˌvak-sə-ˈnā-shən noun Refers to the act of giving a vaccine. A vaccination is designed to protect the body against certain illnesses, and in some cases vaccinations are a…

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Ultrasound

Ultrasound ul·tra·sound ˈəl-trə-ˌsau̇nd noun A technique that involves obtaining an image of a structure located deep in the body. Ultrasound waves are directed at the structure, and the reflections from…

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Ulcer

Ulcer ul·cer ˈəl-sər noun A lesion in the body that occurs when the tissue surface gets eroded away. The pet was suffering from a painful ulcer, and the veterinarian prescribed…

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Tumor

Tumor tu·mor ˈtü-mər noun An abnormal growth or swelling that is often an indication of cancerous growth. It was fortunate that the veterinarian uncovered the tumor early, as it was…

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety sep·a·ra·tion anx·i·ety ˌse-pə-ˈrā-shən aŋ-ˈzī-ə-tē noun A behavioral condition where a pet becomes nervous and anxious when its owner leaves. Dogs, in particular, can have this condition and will…

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Sarcoma

Sarcoma sar·co·ma sär-ˈkō-mə noun Cancer in connecting tissues, particularly tumors in the soft tissue in cats and dogs. The cat was recently diagnosed with sarcoma.

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Regurgitation

Regurgitation re·gur·gi·ta·tion (ˌ)rē-ˌgər-jə-ˈtā-shən noun When an animal expels the contents of its stomach from its esophagus. Regurgitation is often a clear sign that a pet is unwell and comes with…

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