Musculoskeletal diseases (conditions that involve bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains like we do. But sometimes these diseases are hard to spot.
Time to check for heartworm disease! Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today! It’s April and spring is here! Worms in your garden…and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let’s explain… The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the same worms that cause heartworm disease in pets. Mosquitoes carry heartworms, and all [...]
Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition that results when pets cannot adequately rid themselves of excess body heat. Pets rely on panting to cool down. Although panting is a very efficient way to control body heat, it is severely limited in areas with high humidity or low ventilation. The intake of cool, fresh water improves the [...]
Addressing your cat’s physical and emotional needs enhances its health and quality of life. Behavior problems are a leading cause of pets being surrendered or euthanized. These problems often occur in cats because their needs have not been fully met. Cats need resources to perform their natural behaviors and have control over their social interactions. [...]
It is common for dogs and cats to get fleas at some time in their lives, even if they spend most of their time indoors. Somehow, fleas find an entry point into your home. This can be a big issue for you and your pet and catching fleas early before they multiply is critical: stop [...]
Test your knowledge of flea and tick risk for cats. Find out what’s real and what’s not! Fleas and ticks ignore indoor cats. FALSE – While outdoor cats are most susceptible, indoor cats can also get fleas and ticks. The garage, porch, and entryway are places that can harbor ticks, and indoor cats may investigate [...]
Ear mites are just plain gross, especially when it is your cat who has them. These little critters can cause some significant pain if your cat gets infected. The best way to prevent an infection is not being around other cats and keeping your cat indoors. If your cat is shaking its head, scratching its [...]