Summer Temperatures On The Rise. As temperatures increase, we urge pet parents to be aware of the effects on their pet(s). This summer please ensure your pets are not left out in the heat and have multiple sources of water available. Remember, DO NOT attempt to cool your pet
Summer activities are beginning to ramp up, we urge you to ensure your pet is prepared to handle the stresses that the festivities will induce on their little systems. Whether it be travel or a house full of guests, prevent a trip to the vet for stress colitis and diarrhea that accompanies it.
Since a single female flea can produce up to 2,000 eggs in her three-week lifespan, a dog can become quickly infested. Tick bites are even more dangerous. A single tick bite can transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, and other diseases. Signs and symptoms of tick-borne
A dog's ear canal has a vertical and a horizontal component. This predisposes dogs to ear infections because debris must work its way upward rather than straight out. Allergies are the most common cause as the irritation promotes the accumulation of ear wax, skin oil, and other debris; which
In a society of searching for the best bargain, the internet has made it possible for pet owners to find non-regulated sources of important vaccines and preventatives for cheaper prices. The problem with that is there is no way to know how the product was handled until it reached you for administration. Vaccines
Treats and additional food items should not exceed 10% of the daily caloric intake for your dog. he majority (90% or greater) of the calories should come from a “complete and balanced food” (i.e. a dog’s maintenance or therapeutic commercial diet OR a home-cooked diet that is formulated by
Going to a dog park is like letting your human kids play in a bouncy house or ball pit with strangers. They’re not necessarily clean and pose a variety of health and safety hazards.
Our pets suffer from the same airborne allergies as we do. Environmental allergies are the second-most common cause of allergic reactions in pets, after flea allergy dermatitis. Common Triggers: Grasses, pollens, trees, and ragweed. Early signs are usually seasonal but may be seen all year.
Chronic kidney disease is common in older pets and affects approximately 3 in 10 geriatric cats, along with approximately 1 in 10 senior dogs. Normally, healthy and happy kidneys do a miraculous job of: Eliminating protein wastes. Balancing body water, salts, and acids. Producing high-quality urine.
Stress Colitis is a common issue among pets and a frequent reason for treatment with our patients. Just as it is in humans, colitis is an inflammation of the large intestine that results in bacterial overgrowth (an imbalance of good and bad bacteria).