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Pet Health Overview

Pet Health

The content in this tab of the website is designed for use by pet owners in their home care for their animals. The information is derived from the professional-focused Merck Veterinary Manual. Basic, and some medical, information for owners is covered, as well as special subjects such as emergencies and pain management. A User Guide helps readers best understand and navigate this content, and a Glossary is available for term definition.

The information is written by experts, but owners should consult their veterinarian when making care decisions for their pets.

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Vet Student Stories

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The Human-Animal Bond
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The Human-Animal Bond

I recall having a short winter course in veterinary school entitled “Human-Animal Relationships” and learning about the multitude of ways in which people interact with animals—be they house... More

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Canine Influenza What is it?
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