|Cancer in pets
With cats and dogs now living to older ages, cancer has become a leading cause of non- accidental death. Most cases occur between ages 10 and 12, but cancer can strike younger pets, too.
|Diabetes in pets
Diabetes is a disease related to insulin, a hormone that helps the body use sugar, or glucose (GLOO-kohs), for fuel. Due to insulin problems, people and pets with diabetes can't properly convert food to energy.
Euthanasia is a method of humane killing sometimes used when animals have a terminal illness or severe injury and are not expected to recover, especially if the pet is in pain or its quality of life is seriously compromised.
|Kidney disease in pets
Kidney disease can be divided into two broad categories: acute and chronic. Acute kidney disease strikes suddenly and may be the result of poisoning, trauma, cysts, or other factors.