We all know the importance of maintaining regular dental hygiene, preventative exams, and dental treatment as needed for yourself and your immediate family. Following the same basic rules we apply to ourselves will insure the dental wellness our precious pets deserve.
As pet owners, we know how our fur babies love to explore, and they typically let their nose lead the way as they rummage through new environments. Unfortunately, this tendency may cause adventurous dogs to pick up a fungal infection called coccidioidomycosis, better known among non-veterinarians as valley fever. Since valley fever can present serious […]
If you’ve recently adopted a large-breed puppy, you may find yourself both amused and astonished at how rapidly your little friend can grow into a four-legged giant. At the same time, however, your dog may struggle with growing pains that can literally produce bouts of painful lameness, a problem known as panosteitis. Once you’ve cultivated […]
Not unlike humans, cats experience occasional hacking, coughing, and vomiting, but if your feline’s regurgitations are frequent, it may be time to take a closer look at the underlying cause. Whether your cat just began to vomit for the first time, he or she seems to be ill, or you’re worried about an ongoing, chronic […]
You likely hate to see your beloved dog scratching away at the irritating bites from fleas. However, you should know that those tiny, harmless-looking pests can cause a lot more trouble than mere discomfort. Fleas have historically served as a carrier for various diseases and led to numerous health complications. Once you’ve learned more about […]
Cats display uncommon grace and agility in their ability to negotiate practically any horizontal surface and almost always land on their feet in a fall. However, your cat’s feet can also suffer from diseases, injuries, and irritations that impair normal comfort and function. These problems can range from minor issues to serious trauma. The more […]