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Healthy Tips for a Healthy Pet in 2021

The past year saw many lifestyle disruptions, but pets can help with our health and be an integral part of our support network. As pet owners, we are responsible for keeping them healthy and happy in 2021, which includes illness prevention and proactive medical care. The Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services team has compiled [...]

The 5 Pet Love Languages and How to Use Them

Many couples have probably read or at least heard of the book The Five Love Languages, which details the five ways people express or receive love. We know that your relationship with your pet is also important to you, so our Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services team wants to share with you the five [...]

Heartworm Disease, Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasmosis in Dogs

Mosquitoes and ticks are more than a nuisance. Dogs can contract heartworms from a mosquito bite, and ticks that attach to a dog can transmit the organisms that cause Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis. Dogs are often screened for these disease agents using a small blood sample obtained at their wellness exam, because knowing whether [...]

What Cat Owners Need to Know About Feline Infectious Viral Diseases

The five most serious infectious viral diseases in cats are feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), feline panleukopenia (i.e., feline distemper), feline leukemia (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Our Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services team wants you to know more about these viruses to help you provide the care and protection [...]

Holiday Safety for Pets

At the happiest time of the year, Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services wants your pets to be happy, too. Especially in 2020, no one needs a pet emergency adding to their stress. Read on to learn how to ensure the holidays, with their festive foods, activities, and decorations, are happy and healthy for you [...]

What is in Your Pet’s Blood? A Guide to Pet Blood Work

When you see a well-bred litter of hunting-stock Labrador retriever puppies demonstrate their natural affinity to swim and retrieve, you could say that they have “ducks in their blood.” Obviously, these dogs don’t really have a flock of ducks paddling around in their bloodstream, since they inherit their hunting traits, but this phrase may get [...]

Anesthesia: A Safe Option for Your Pet

Advances in medications, techniques, and equipment have made anesthesia safe for pets today, and your concerns should not stop you from scheduling a procedure your pet needs. When pet owners worry about the anesthesia risk, they are likely thinking of veterinary medicine in the 1950s when, among sick pets, 1 out of 400 dogs and [...]

Common Heart Diseases in Pets

Though all forms of pet heart disease can show similar symptoms, the underlying causes and treatment can be complicated. Following are five of the most common heart diseases in pets, their signs, and how they can be treated. #1: Congestive heart failure in pets Congestive heart failure occurs when fluid builds up in the lungs, [...]

Laryngeal Paralysis: One Dog’s Experience

Despite the oxygen mask, Roxie labors to breathe. The veterinarian and team try to calm her, but she continues to struggle. Her laryngeal paralysis has progressed, and this crisis has caused swelling. Her airway is almost completely blocked. Chest X-rays reveal severe pneumonia. Fluid is building up in her lungs and her body temperature is [...]

What Constitutes a Veterinary Emergency?

How do you determine whether your pet’s problem is an emergency? Our Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services team is not only available around the clock to answer your questions about your pet’s possible emergency, but we also offer 24-hour urgent care. Take a look at our website before an emergency occurs, to familiarize yourself [...]

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