5 Common Myths About Heartworm Disease in Pets

Pet owners may be confused about heartworm disease, and they need to understand this disease’s transmission, signs, treatment, and prevention. Many myths abound about heartworm disease, making the subject more confusing, but our Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital team is here to set the story straight. Myth #1: Only dogs can get heartworm disease Truth: While [...]

By |2022-06-07T02:36:28+00:00May 27th, 2022|Illness and disease|0 Comments

Spilling It—Reasons for Vomiting in Dogs

Watching your dog vomit can be alarming—they may posture, pace, stretch, and make terrible sounds, after which they may or may not produce a pile of food, bile, or mysterious contents. If your first instinct is to seek veterinary attention, you may be advised to stay home and watch for additional vomiting. Or, you may [...]

By |2021-10-09T00:43:07+00:00October 9th, 2021|Illness and disease|0 Comments

No Filter—Kidney Failure in Pets

Learning that your pet is in kidney failure can be frightening. Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital has composed the following guide, to help you understand what is happening to your pet’s kidneys, and what to expect as the disease progresses. The kidney’s important role in your pet’s health The kidneys play many key roles in maintaining [...]

By |2021-09-02T02:13:21+00:00September 2nd, 2021|Illness and disease|0 Comments

4 Dangerous Parasitic Diseases Every Pet Owner Should Know About

With warmer weather approaching, you’ll want to spend more time enjoying the sunshine outdoors with your furry pal—as will a multitude of parasites. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes also savor warm temperatures and become more active looking for their next meal, which could easily be your pet. Without proper protection, your pet could develop heartworm disease, [...]

By |2021-04-22T21:28:43+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Illness and disease|0 Comments

Leptospirosis: Hiking with a Plan

Every weekend across this country, thousands of dogs are loaded into the family car to go hiking with their family. Have you ever sensed that your dog enjoys being at your side during these outings? They run, they smell, they greet passers-by, and best of all, they stop every once and a while and look [...]

By |2021-03-12T03:44:09+00:00May 20th, 2020|Illness and disease|0 Comments

10 Ways for Pet Owners to Cope with the New Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Threats of a pandemic are terrifying, especially when so much misinformation is swirling around. To help separate the fiction from the truth, and to better prepare you for caring for yourself and your pet during the COVID-19 threat, read the following tips.  #1: Focus on reputable sources for information While we enjoy a funny meme [...]

By |2021-03-12T03:44:09+00:00March 25th, 2020|Illness and disease|0 Comments

4 Skin Cancers of Dogs and Cats

Cancer is defined as a “growth or tumor resulting from the division of abnormal cells.” Cancers can arise from virtually any body tissue, and the skin is no exception. While as many as 80 percent of skin tumors in dogs are benign, any abnormal growth should be evaluated by our veterinary team. Read on for [...]

By |2021-03-12T03:44:10+00:00December 5th, 2019|Illness and disease|0 Comments

Leptospirosis: Is Your Pet Safe?

Taking your dog for a walk in the woods or a swim in the lake may seem harmless, but diseases may be lurking. Wildlife that crosses your favorite hiking trail or enters your backyard can leave behind traces of bacteria and disease, like leptospirosis. Learn how your pets and your human family members can become [...]

By |2021-03-12T03:44:10+00:00May 17th, 2019|Illness and disease|0 Comments

Separating Fact from Fiction: Heartworm Disease in Your Pet

As the number of ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, and other insects rises, the diseases these pests carry also increase. Many of the diseases, such as heartworm, can be devastating for your pet. Misconceptions abound about this particular disease, so we want to set the story straight about its cause, effects, prevention, and treatment. Q: I don’t [...]

By |2021-03-12T03:44:10+00:00March 20th, 2019|Illness and disease|0 Comments

Focus on Lasers: Therapeutic Lasers for Pets

Therapeutic laser treatment has been thought to be one of the most underutilized treatment methods available in veterinary medicine. Technology is rapidly advancing, and laser therapy is becoming more accepted as a pain management tool that’s also capable of speeding the healing process within the body. This surgery-free, drug-free, and non-invasive form of treatment is [...]

By |2021-03-12T03:44:10+00:00February 11th, 2019|Illness and disease, Pet Care|0 Comments
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