- 1 in 200 cats has feline diabetes.
- Feline diabetes is a common disease in which a cat's body doesn't properly use insulin.
- Cocker, Springer and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels may have a higher risk of developing a cancer associated with the anal sacs.
- Toxoplasmosis, a single-celled parasitic disease common in animals, is more likely to worsen in cats with suppressed immune systems and is not usually caught by humans from their cats.
- Lynx kittens typically stay with their mothers for one year so they can learn to hunt.
- Lynx are typical loner animals and they will not bother or attack humans.
- In 2013, there were over 170 wildfires in the Yukon.
- Hernias can be life threatening to dogs, although they can be treated relatively easily.
- Mammary gland tumors are the most common tumors in dogs. Most occur in the large glands near the groin.
- The risk of a mammary gland tumor in un-spayed female dogs is about 25 percent.
- Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious virus among dogs. The intestinal form is the most common and causes vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss.
- In most cases an injured deer can be very difficult to treat, and putting it down is often considered appropriate in irreparable injuries.
- Internal bleeding is often a death sentence for wild animals.
- An umbilical hernia occurs when intestine or fat passes through a weak spot in the umbilicus.
- Lameness (an abnormality in a horse's gait or stance) can be caused by pain, neurological issues, or mechanical issues.
- There are at least four different types of exams for horses to diagnose lameness: lameness exam, flexion tests, nerve or joint blocks, and diagnostic imaging.
- Canada Lynx are the only wild cats whose range extends beyond the Arctic Circle. Their long legs allow them to walk through snow with ease.
- The Yukon Territory has about 70,000 moose.
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