Disease

Parasite Center

Parasitic diseases are some of the scariest and least understood diseases that Animal Health Services clients encounter. Because many external parasites are microscopic and internal parasites live in our pets’ bodies, many pet owners think they don’t have to worry about them because they can’t see them. This line of thinking couldn’t be further from [...]

Parasite CenterChristopher Beauchamp

OFA Orthopedic Tests

While the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) continues to place most of its attention on hip dysplasia, today’s OFA mission, “To improve the health and well-beings of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease,” reflects the organization’s expansion into other inherited diseases. OFA orthopedic evaluations take about one hour at Animal Health Services. [...]

OFA Orthopedic TestsChristopher Beauchamp

Early Detection Panels are a Must

Intestinal parasites, heart worm, infections and dehydration are very big deals. By nature, animals are designed to disguise their pain and potential illnesses. Keeping this in mind it is essential to regularly examine and gather baseline blood values to allow us to monitor your pet. Early Detection Panel is a physical exam of the inside [...]

Early Detection Panels are a MustChristopher Beauchamp

Ear Mites Are Just Gross!

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 [...]

Ear Mites Are Just Gross!Christopher Beauchamp

Signs of Illness and Disease in Birds

As with any pet, it is important to recognize signs of injury, illness or disease in your pet bird. This is particularly important with pet birds as they often hide signs of disease, and typically have lower tolerances to disease and a reduced ability to survive certain infections or injuries, compared to larger pets such [...]

Signs of Illness and Disease in BirdsChristopher Beauchamp