5 Effective Ways to Protect Your Pet from Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease poses a significant threat to pets, particularly dogs, but cats can also be affected. Heartworm disease results when parasitic worms are transmitted to your pet through mosquito bites and, over time, the worms damage the heart and pulmonary system, which can threaten your pet’s life. Knowing how to protect your pet from heartworm [...]

Keeping an Eye on Common Pet Eye Diseases

As the saying goes, the eyes are the window to the soul, and you can likely attest to the soulful look in your pet’s eyes. Eye diseases, however, can diminish your pet's ability to see, negatively impacting your four-legged friend’s safety in the process. From mild irritations to serious diseases, understanding these common eye issues [...]

Changes in Your Pet You Shouldn’t Ignore

Your pet can’t tell you when they aren’t feeling quite right, but their subtle changes often provide clues. Some of pets’ illness signs are not concerning, but others require a prompt veterinary examination. Our team at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital shares the health signs that pet owners should never ignore.  Your pet’s eating habits have [...]

The Truth About Chronic Kidney Disease in Pets

Organ dysfunction—especially chronic kidney disease (CKD)—is a common problem in pets. While you may have heard about the disease, you may not know the seriousness of this condition. Many myths surround CKD and its effect on pets, but untruths can ultimately result in a lack of diagnosis and treatment and a poor quality of life [...]

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 dogs and wild canines [...]

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 [...]

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 homeostasis (i.e., [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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