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Senior Cats – Health Issues to Look for as they Get Older

Senior Cats – Health Issues to Look for as they Get Older

When you’ve been with your feline friend for as long as you can remember, it’s easy to forget that she may now be a senior. Yes, you read that right.  Your cat is no longer the sprightly little furball she once was. In fact, she is aging.  Once upon time cats were considered geriatrics at the age of eight.  But thanks to progress in veterinary care and cat nutrition, Senior Cat...

How to Keep Your Pets Happy and Safe this 4th of July

How to Keep Your Pets Happy and Safe this 4th of July

From fireworks to barbeques, all the things we humans enjoy about the Independence Day aren’t necessarily as much fun for our four-legged friends. While you may want to invite Rocky and Bailey to join in the festivities, check out these tips on 4th of July pet safety before making a decision. Loud noises and large crowds can be scary for animals, so fireworks aren’...

Lumps and Bumps on Your Dog

Lumps and Bumps on Your Dog

  We commonly worry when we uncover new lumps or bumps on our dog and we should be concerned. Any type of growth on your dog’s body is entitled to attention, particularly one that wasn’t there the last time you checked your animal. It is very easy to jump to horrible conclusions and sometimes the very fear of what it might be delays us in getting the information needed. Here is w...

Otitis In Dogs

Otitis In Dogs

What Is Otitis? Otitis is an inflammation of the ear caused by an infection.  It has two main types.  Otitis externa and otitis media. Otitis externa or outer ear infection is an inflammation of the external ear canal.  It is one of the most common issues vets deal with on a daily basis.  Clinical signs may include odor, pain upon manipulation of the ear, itching, redness, and ...

Intestinal Parasites and Worms Common to Cats

Intestinal Parasites and Worms Common to Cats

A cat’s digestive tract can host a number of intestinal parasites.  All cats will have acquired intestinal worms at some point. In fact, it is more unusual to have a cat that hasn’t been exposed to worms at all. How do cats get worms? Cats get worms by coming into contact with eggs or infected feces.  They step on feces and ingest them while grooming themselves.  Outdoor cats pr...

Dog Urinalysis: Your Dog Needs  This Simple Test Every Year

Dog Urinalysis: Your Dog Needs This Simple Test Every Year

When your dog is looking all fine, it does not necessarily mean that he is fine. We should understand that taking a simple test only once a year can prove to be very helpful for your dog’s health. Dog Urinalysis is a test which can sometimes help your doctor to find and cure an illness which has not even started to develop inside your dog. What Is a Canine Urinalysis? When food and liquids are i...

Veterinary Critical Care- Is it necessary?

Veterinary Critical Care- Is it necessary?

Veterinary critical care protects the health and well-being of both animals and people If you believe you do not need a veterinarian, reconsider. It is important to make sure your animals are healthy for the health and safety of everyone in your area. Make sure that you take care of your animals with excellent veterinary critical care. A great deal of individuals do not think that they need a vete...

Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention

National Dog Bite Prevention Week ® takes place during the second full week of April each year, and emphasizes teaching people about helping prevent dog bites. The days in 2018 are April 8-14. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. homes, millions of people– most of them children– are bitten by canines annually. Most of these bites, if not all, are avoidab...

Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney Disease in Cats

Feline Kidney Disease Feline kidney disease can simply be categorized as a group of urological problems. Fundamentally, the kidneys will act as the blood filtration systems for the body. If the kidneys aren’t working properly your cat will have some major health issues! The kidneys help eliminate excess liquid in case a cat happens to drink much more than necessary. They can also retain liq...

Bladder Infections and Stones in Dogs and Cats

Bladder Infections and Stones in Dogs and Cats

Bladder infections are common in both dogs and cats.  The urinary bladder is a sac-like organ for storing urine.  It is found within the abdomen in the area between the rear legs.  When the muscles in the bladder wall contract, the urine then flows through the urethra, which is the narrow tube that carries the urine outside the body.  A ring or “donut” of muscle cal...