Lyme Disease: The Tragic Effects on Our Pets and Us

´╗┐Having been in veterinary practice on both the East and West coasts, I’ve witnessed the impact bacteria, fungal, parasitic, and viral organisms have on the health of my patients. However, few are as dreaded as Lyme disease, one of the most common tick diseases in the world.

I treated Lyme disease — a bacterial disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi — many times while living in Washington, D.C., but never in Los Angeles. As the warm and dry climate of Southern California doesn’t support …

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Cat Care & Health : Common House Cat Diseases

Common diseases in house cats include parasites that infect kittens, physical lesions from cat fights, hyperthyroidism, kidney disease and diabetes from old age. Find out what health issues to expect from a domestic cat withhelp from a practicing veterinarian in this free video on pet care. Expert: Robert Sidorsky, DVM Bio: Dr. Robert Sidorsky has been a practicing veterinarian for more than 25 years. Filmmaker: Christian Munoz-Donoso