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acute

having a sudden and severe onset

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allergen

substance that causes allergic reaction

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anorexia

loss of appetite

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anterior cruciate ligament

major ligament at the knee of the rear leg

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anthelmintic

medicine that kills certain intestinal worms

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antibody titer

measurement of the number of antibodies in the blood

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atopy

allergy to something that is inhaled

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beta-carotene

plant pigment that can be converted to vitamin A by many animals, but not cats

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biopsy

removal of a small portion of tissue for diagnosis and testing

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bloating

condition in which the stomach twists an traps gas and contents

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calcified

hardening of tissue by calcium

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calorie

energy from digested food

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cardiomyopathy

disease of the heart muscle

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carnivore

animals whose natural diet is meat

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carrier

animal who carries infectious diseases, but has no symptoms

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cataract

cloudiness of the lens of the eye

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chronic

happening for a long time

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clotting factors

proteins in the blood which help it to clot

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CNS

central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord

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coagulation

process of clotting

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cognitive dysfunction

common medical condition in older dogs that results from abnormal brain function, causing certain behavior changes

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coma

state of unconsciousness

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congenital

characteristic present at birth

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cyst

abnormal sac containing fluid

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DEA

Drug Enforcement Administration

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dermatitis

inflammation of the skin

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diabetes

failure of pancreas to produce insulin

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digestibility

measure of food content that stays in the body after being eaten

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distemper

viral disease in canines that is fatal

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dysplasia

abnormal tissue development