Parasites come in two main varieties, external and internal, but all are bad for your pet’s health. In some cases, they endanger human health as well. With the potential for parasites to harm both animal and human health, veterinarians at Colorado State University consider parasite control a cornerstone of preventive veterinary care.
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.
We humans know to call 9-1-1 or visit an emergency room when faced with serious injury or illness – but what do we do when a pet needs emergency veterinary care?
Veterinarians are trained to pick up subtle cues that something is not right with your pet, but cannot learn everything through senses alone.
This information will help you avoid potential dangers – and will help you respond if your pet does get into something poisonous.
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.
Most cats can be trained at any age to use a litter box. Choosing the type of box and litter is very important.
When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, there may be several treatment options to consider. Sometimes, one of these is enrollment in a clinical trial.
The best chance to achieve complete surgical removal of cancer is during the first surgical procedure.