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Managing Your Dog’s Pain

Managing Your Dog’s Pain

What if you couldn’t tell your doctor that you were in pain? Animals suffer from pain just like we do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and distressing. Chronic pain can be subtle, and masked as “getting old” or “slowing down.” Age is not a disease, but pain is. There are many options to treat the various causes of...

Senior Dog Care – What Naples Pet Owners Should Know

Senior Dog Care – What Naples Pet Owners Should Know

As your dog ages, many of his basic needs, from diet to exercise, will begin to change. This guide will help you understand what it takes your senior dog care and make them happy and healthy. Dogs are very good at hiding their health problems and as an owner, it’s your responsibility to keep an eye on your senior dog to ensure that you are adjusting his routine to match changes in his ...

Feline Life Stage Guidelines

Feline Life Stage Guidelines

Though dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” cats are the most popular pet in America. But because cats can seem self-sufficient and tend to mask their pain, they don’t get as much veterinary care as dogs – about half as much in fact – even though cats also need regular preventative care at all ages. To help veterinarians and pet owners address this issue and develop lifelong health c...

Why Won’t My Cat Eat?

Why Won’t My Cat Eat?

What to do When Your Cat Has Stopped Eating If your cat has stopped eating for a day or so, this is actually quite normal and it shouldn’t have an impact on their health. However, behavior lasting longer than this should see you contact a veterinarian. Often, their lack of appetite will be an indicator of a serious illness. With a simple trip to the vets, you can have an expert look ov...

Kennel Cough : Signs and Symptoms

Kennel Cough : Signs and Symptoms

Kennel Cough Is Very Contagious Infectious tracheobronchitis, commonly known as kennel cough, is a canine respiratory infection caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza virus. These pathogens attack the cilia lining the respiratory tract and cause inflammation of the upper airway. This leads to irritation of the airways and a dry cough. It also makes the animal more ...

7 Summer Cat Care Tips

7 Summer Cat Care Tips

Now that it’s summer, it’s important for pet parents to understand how the warmer weather can affect their pets. cat care tips – Cats love the summer, and it’s obvious why — cats enjoy basking in the sun just like many of their pet parents! They are also spectators and enjoy all the increased activity around them – birds chirping and critters outside scurrying about. Here are ...

Skin Diseases in Pets

Skin Diseases in Pets

Dogs and cats suffer from many problems that affect their skin and causes skin diseases. It is important to understand that the skin is an organ, just as the liver and kidneys are organs. The skin functions as a barrier to protect the body from infection, caustic substances, ultra violet light and dehydration. Good health and proper function of the skin is dependent on the health and function...

Brief Guide to Leptospirosis

Brief Guide to Leptospirosis

With our furry little friends, there are some infections and diseases that can cause a real problem. As far as life-threatening issues go, leptospirosis is right up there and it comes from bacteria and therefore an infection. Although it can affect many different animals, it is seen most commonly in cats and dogs and can actually spread to humans through bite wounds, exposure to urine, contact wit...

Dog Flu H3N2: What to Know on Canine Influenza

Dog Flu H3N2: What to Know on Canine Influenza

A Highly Contagious Dog Flu Has Hit Florida. Here’s What to Know An outbreak of the dog flu or Canine Influenza, which has sickened thousands of canines across the country over the last two years, has hit Florida for the first time. The highly contagious virus recently infected at least a dozen dogs in the Sunshine State, the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine said Wednesda...

Caring for Dogs – Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Caring for Dogs – Flea Allergy Dermatitis

For dogs, the most frequently seen skin disease is flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) – sometimes called flea bite hypersensitivity – and it is a huge problem. Sadly, it leads to many allergies and a reaction will see the immune system react and the antibodies will attempt to fight the infection or be sent in to deal with something that could normally be tolerated. For many years, we have k...