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 |2020-05-20T19:00:24+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 |2020-03-25T02:58:09+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 |2019-12-05T21:12:49+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 |2019-05-17T02:49:11+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 |2019-10-23T11:35:36+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 |2019-02-11T20:22:23+00:00February 11th, 2019|Illness and disease, Pet Care|0 Comments

Heat Stroke Revisited

Last May we discussed the dangers of heat stroke. It’s likely that you have already seen numerous photos on Facebook being shared warning of the risk of leaving your pet (or child!) unattended in your car now that the temperature is heating up and summer is almost here. So do you remember the reasons why [...]

By |2018-01-04T13:15:36+00:00December 12th, 2017|Illness and disease, Pet Care|0 Comments
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