Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pets' diseases often a long time coming

By Jeff Kahler

Is there really such a thing as sudden disease?

I suppose the answer relies at least partially on one's definition. When I discuss disease, I think of a process or processes that have gone awry within the body. I envision these diseases manifesting in a less-than-sudden manner. I distinguish this from terms such as sudden illness.
For example, if your pet ingests a toxin or is struck by a car, that's sudden. Sometimes, as caretakers, we perceive a change in our pet's health as sudden or acute when in reality this may not be the case.

Read the rest of this article from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review HERE.

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