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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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Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis gas·tro·en·ter·i·tis ˌgas-trō-ˌen-tə-ˈrī-təs noun When the gastrointestinal system is upset; this usually occurs when toxic or non-food items are consumed by an animal. The result is severe dehydration after diarrhea…

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia pneu·mo·nia nu̇-ˈmō-nyə noun Refers to inflammation in the lung tissue in dogs and cats. It can be caused by irritation or an infection in the lungs. The cat’s pneumonia…

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma glau·co·ma glau̇-ˈkō-mə noun This is increased pressure within the eye that can lead to blindness and is also very painful. The dog suffered from glaucoma and was in terrible…

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Rabies

Rabies ra·bies ˈrā-bēz noun A viral disease of warm-blooded animals that can be fatal. It can also affect humans but is more common in animals and affects the brain while…

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Allergen

Allergen al·ler·gen ˈa-lər-jən noun A substance that causes an allergic reaction. It was found that pollen was the allergen causing the cat’s problem.

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Heartworm

Heartworm heart·worm ˈhärt -ˌwərm noun A type of parasitic worm that lives in the chambers of an animal’s heart and reproduces there. Microscopic worms circulate in an animal’s blood and…

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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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Hemorrhage

Hemorrhage hem·or·rhage ˈhem-rij noun This is excessive bleeding and is often the result of blood clotting abnormalities or a serious injury. The cat’s hemorrhage was so severe that there was…

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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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