Pets and Allergies: What You Need to Know

By | 2018-05-25T16:49:37+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Allergies: They can ruin any lovely spring day and consume you with a miserable array of sneezing, watery eyes, irritated skin, and more. And, while you might be able to pop your favorite over-the-counter antihistamine to relieve your allergy symptoms, your pet’s allergy symptoms might not be so easily handled.   That’s right—just like us, [...]

How to Protect Your Pet from Ticks

By | 2018-04-25T14:41:06+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Dog, pet safety, Uncategorized|

Considered a public health concern by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ticks are external parasites—arachnids that are related to spiders and mites—that live by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. There are more than 850 known tick species throughout the world; some are considered hard ticks and some [...]

Periodontal Disease – Keeping Your Pet Safe

By | 2018-02-02T05:40:37+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

By the age of three, most dogs and cats will develop periodontal disease – the most common of health conditions that threaten your pet’s health and overall happiness. Periodontal disease can adversely affect your pet in many ways, from their teeth to their gums to their heart and other organs. Luckily, it is entirely preventable. [...]

Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) Vaccine

By | 2017-11-13T15:56:36+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As of November 1, LAH will be requiring all boarding dogs to have the Canine InfluenzaVirus (CIV) vaccine. Due to the growing prevalence and highly contagious nature of CIV H3N2 and H3N8, we are adding it to our core vaccines. We recommend that all dogs who may be considered high risk be vaccinated for CIV. [...]

Leptospirosis Awareness

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Leptospirosis also called lepto is an infectious disease that causes serious illness in dogs, other animals, and people. This disease is caused by the bacteria called leptospires that live in water or warm, wet soil. Leptospirosis can be a life-threatening illness that affects the kidneys, liver, brain, lungs, and heart. The most common way that [...]

Peaches and the Case of the Bladder Stones

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Bladder stones…what are they and how do they affect our pets? Bladder stones are solid, rock-like mineral deposits that form in the bladder. They usually start as microscopic crystals that over time form into the stones. These stones, also called uroliths, cause inflammation and infection of the bladder. Inflammation causes the patient to have increased [...]

What is Cytauxzoonosis AKA “Bobcat Fever”??

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Meet Blondie…He was recently diagnosed with Cytauxzoonosis. Cytaux, also known as Bobcat Fever, is a life threatening protozoan disease transmitted by the lone star tick. Cats that live in wooded areas where ticks and bobcats are found are at greatest risk, but this terrible disease can be seen in any cat that suffers a bite [...]

CASE OF THE MONTH: Resorptive Disease…It’s More Common Than You Think

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Meet Dallas… He is an eight year old neutered male cat. He suffers from a chronic periodontal disease that causes resorption of his teeth. Tooth resorption is a progressive disease that results in the loss of the tooth structure starting with the outer enamel surface usually at or below the gum line. The lesions then [...]

Top 10 Cat Emergencies

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well, which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound, while others have more [...]

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