Bad Weather, Good Dog: Indoor Games for Your Outdoor-Loving Pet
Although your dog might like nothing better than tunneling through snow drifts, chances are you don’t always share that enthusiasm. Here are some ideas for keeping your dog happy — and out of mischief — on those days when the wind gets a little too chilly. [Read More]
AAHA-Accredited Referral Hospitals: What’s the Difference?
Veterinary professionals put patient care first. The tight-knit community of doctors may suggest a visit to a colleague who has expertise in one area, such as cancer or surgery. Talk with your veterinary team to learn more about all of the healthcare options that are available to you and your pets. [Read More]
Parvovirus Kills. Is Your Dog Protected?
Parvovirus, a potentially devastating illness that affects dogs, has been widespread since the early 1980s. Dogs that contract the virus and are not properly treated will usually die. Even those that do receive treatment, may not survive. Find out how parvovirus is spread, which dogs are most at risk, and how to keep your pet safe. [Read More]
When It Hurts to Move: Helping Your Arthritic Dog Cut the Fat
Weight gain affects both the quality and the length of your dog’s life. Obesity is associated with other serious conditions such as heart and respiratory problems, and diabetes. Overweight pets are also likely to tear ligaments and wear down joints, making them reluctant to exercise, which then adds to their weight problems. [Read More]
Veterinarians Recommend Anesthesia for Dental Cleanings
Pets need professional dental exams and cleanings in order to avoid painful tooth decay and other, related health problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease. Brushing your pet’s teeth is essential, but it isn’t enough. Although a basic oral examination can be done on patients that are awake, an anesthetic is required in order to provide a thorough dental cleaning. [Read More]
Is It Revenge? The Real Causes of Feline House Soiling
House soiling is one of the most common problems faced by cat owners. Although it is serious, you and your veterinarian can work together to determine the cause, be it medical or behavioral, and find a solution. [Read More]
Below the Gumline: Your Cat’s Hidden Pain
Disease is more common in the mouth of a cat than anywhere else in the body, and 72% of cats age 5 or over have at least one oral resorptive lesion. Unfortunately, this painful condition is often undetectable to the naked eye. Without the help of X-rays, most cat owners don’t even know their pet is suffering. [Read More]