GDV: A Silent Killer
Gastric dilatation and gastric dilatation volvulus. They sound alike, they look alike, they’re both called bloat, and they both affect dogs. The difference? Gastric dilatation volvulus kills.
Something in this photo could kill this dog. Do you know what it is? [Read More]
Where Does Your Pet Fall on the Pain Scale?
Animals can’t tell us where it hurts or how much or in what way, and early signs of discomfort are often subtle and difficult for pet owners to detect. That is why veterinary professionals at AAHA-accredited animal hospitals take an “every patient, every day” approach to pain assessment. [Read More]
Handle with Care: Household Cleaners and Pets
Stand in any grocery-store cleaning aisle and your eyes are bound to glaze over from all the choices. If you’re concerned about cleaning supplies affecting your pets’ health, deciding what to buy can be even more overwhelming. [Read More]
The Mighty Flea
Beware: Though a flea is puny, its effects on pets and people can be mighty. Learn more about their bad habits and health consequences--and why you should talk to your veterinarian about keeping your pet flea-free all year long. [Read More]
Making a Difference: Small Kids, Big Change
What is the value of caring? Staff and students at Margil Elementary School in San Antonio, Texas, know. [Read More]
The High Cost of Heartworm Disease
If I don’t learn the hard way, I don’t learn at all. Maybe that’s true of everyone. The trick is to catch on before the consequences become dire. [Read More]