Halloween can be the spookiest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky. Take these simple, common sense precautions to keep your pet happy and healthy through the festivities!
Obesity has become as serious of a problem in our pets as it is in the human population. Most pet owners don’t even realize their pets are overweight.
Walking has many benefits for both humans and dogs.
This Month: Adopt A (Shelter) Dog, October Special Offers, Animal Safety and Prevention, Veterinary Technician Appreciation, Halloween Risks, and more!
August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day. The purpose of this day is to remind cat owners of the importance of preventative care and to encourage them to schedule an appointment with their veterinarian.
Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reuinted with their families if they are lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate.
Today we remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date.
Stop by a local veterinary hospital or animal shelter to have your pet scanned for a microchip. Once you’ve verified the microchip number, check the registration information in the microchip manufacturer’s database, and make sure it’s up-to-date.
If your pet isn’t microchipped, call your veterinarian today to schedule an appointment to do so (then make sure that your pet’s chip is immediately registered).
Cat Training – Pet Carrier Many cats disappear at the sight of their cat carrier. Even if the owner is able to get them into it, the cat often makes it quite clear it is not finding the experience pleasant. Difficulty getting cats into their carriers can result in owner reluctance to visit the vet…
LEPTOSPIROSIS is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water
What is heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other…
What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus, the medical name for diabetes, is a disease caused by a lack of insulin that affects the level of glucose, or sugar, in your dog or cat’s blood. The glucose comes from the food that your pet eats. The food is broken down into very small components by the digestive…
Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it also can carry some hazards for pets. Holiday food needs to be kept away from pets, and pet owners who travel need to either transport their pets safely or find safe accommodations for them at home. Follow these tips to keep your…
When your pet has a medical condition, your veterinarian might prescribe one or more medications intended to manage, treat or cure the problem. Although there are some veterinary-specific drugs, many of the drugs used in veterinary medicine are the same as those used in people.