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).
Pancreatitis is a common diagnosis among our patients and is a painful, damaging disease. The pancreas assists in the digestive process by producing various enzymes that begin breaking food down. The most common cause in pets is the ingestion of food that contains higher than normal levels of fat or acids.