If your pet needs to make a trip outside for work, potty, or play, do what you can to limit their time outdoors in the extreme cold. Also take into consideration your dog’s breed, typical environment, and other environmental factors.
If your dog is getting up there in age, it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome and see your veterinarian if you notice any changes.
Throughout spring and early summer, the emergency and urgent care service sees on average two to four cases per week of puppies with parvovirus, a virus that can be easily avoided by regularly vaccinating your dog.
Most cats can be trained at any age to use a litter box. Choosing the type of box and litter is very important.
Early November marks National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, a good time to note the amazing work our shelters do in keeping animals and people safe and cared for in our communities.
The very ingredients of summertime fun for people often cause anxiety, fear and illness in pets. It’s important for owners to understand summertime hazards for pets and to take steps that will help keep companion animals safe, healthy and happy.
Many effects of aging are shared by people and pets. Just as we can take steps to care for ourselves and our senior family members, we can provide focused care for aging pets to help maintain their health and quality of life.
Veterinarians are trained to pick up subtle cues that something is not right with your pet, but cannot learn everything through senses alone.
The medical term for hairball is “trichobezoar.” These masses accumulate in the digestive systems of animals that groom themselves, including cats, rabbits, cattle, even llamas. And hairballs are often no laughing matter for some species, sometimes requiring surgical removal because they may cause cause obstructions and dangerous medical conditions.