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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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Antibody Titer

Antibody Titer an·ti·body ti·ter ˈan-ti-ˌbä-dē tī-tər noun A test to measure the amount of antibodies in the blood. A number of dilutions are made in the blood, and then a…

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Immunization

Immunization im·mu·ni·za·tion ˈi-myə-ˌnīzˈā-shən noun The process of ensuring a pet is protected against certain diseases. The most common form of immunization is vaccination, but this does not guarantee protection. For…

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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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Benign

Benign be·nign bi-ˈnīn adjective A non-malignant form of tumor or a mild illness. The dog’s benign tumor was growing slowly and was not a huge cause of concern.

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Inflammation

Inflammation in·flam·ma·tion ˌin-flə-ˈmā-shən noun This is a condition that occurs when tissues react to an injury and changes take place during the healing process. For example, if a dog’s toe…

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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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Beta-Carotene

Beta-Carotene be·ta–car·o·tene ˈbā-tə ker-ə-ˌtēn noun A plant pigment that many animals can convert to vitamin A. Cats could use lots of vitamin A in their food because they are unable…

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Jaundice

Jaundice jaun·dice ˈjȯn-dəs noun When the body has a buildup of waste called bilirubin, it can lead to jaundice. Bilirubin is yellow, so this causes animals with jaundice to have…

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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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