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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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