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 […]
Pets can seem all but indestructible in their everyday activities, from drinking out of puddles that we would never touch, to carrying massive sticks in their mouths, and chewing on bones with their teeth. In reality, however, pets can suffer many of the same tooth and gum problems as their human owners. The more you […]
If your dog has certain conditions or injuries, then they may benefit from an underwater treadmill. Humans have used this therapy to aid in a variety of joint and muscle issues, and it can benefits dogs too. With this type of therapy, your dog could improve muscle tone and limb use with less risk of […]
Obesity isn’t just an epidemic for human beings. A recent study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found that 54 percent of our canine friends are now classified as overweight or obese, a substantial increase over less than a decade. And just like in people, an overweight or obese dog will suffer more medical […]
All cat owners want their cats to be as safe and healthy as possible. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our pets can suffer from injury. Spinal injuries, though not particularly common in cats, can be quite serious when they do occur. Spinal Injuries Can Cause Many Symptoms When a cat has a spinal cord injury, […]
Cats may be afraid of a trip to the vet for many reasons. They may be frightened by the unfamiliar scents and sounds of the vet office, or unused to travel and stressed by the car ride. For each cat, the fear is real. Many feline owners also feel stress surrounding vet visits. Taking your cat to a Cat Friendly Practice® can help alleviate some of the stress of getting your cat to the vet.