animal health

Written and reviewed by board-certified veterinarians, find animal care advice and information for companion, exotic, equine, and livestock animals.

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Is insurance right for you and your companion?

When Fido or Fifi gets sick or injured, unexpected medical expenses can create quite a financial strain. Like human health insurance, pet insurance is an option available to help families offset some or all of the costs of medical care.

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The importance of vaccination

In veterinary medicine, vaccination is the No. 1 defense against some very nasty – and often fatal – diseases in pets, including rabies and distemper in dogs and panleukopenia in cats.

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Ear ye, ear ye, otitis is common in dogs

Ear inflammation, or otitis, is one of the most common medical problems that dogs experience; because there are many causes, it is important to seek veterinary care to prevent severe pain and damage to deeper structures of the ear, which may lead to dizziness and long- term hearing loss.

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Pets need good dental care, and that requires general anesthesia

Dental disease is one of the most common problems identified during an exam at the veterinary office. Signs of dental disease, which pet owners may notice, include yellow or brown tartar build up, bad breath, difficulty chewing or bleeding from the gums after chewing. These are signs of bacteria and inflammation.

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