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 [...]

Easter Pet Poisons

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous [...]

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. [...]

Keeping Your Pets Safe Outdoors in Winter

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Winter storms don’t just affect you — they also affect your pets. There are several things you can do to prepare your pets for winter. Contact your veterinarian or local humane society for more information on preparing your pets for an emergency. Outdoor Pets Some pets are better suited than others for living outdoors. However, [...]

Zoonotic Diseases

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In 64 million American household’s pets are a source of joy and perhaps even the key to longer, healthier lives. However, pet-owning households with young children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems need to be aware that their animals can play host to disease-causing microorganisms. Humans are not likely to catch a disease [...]

Time to Clean Your Pet’s Ears?

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Veterinarians see a lot of patients with ear infections. In fact, it’s the second most common reason for a client visit, according to pet health insurer, VPI Pet Insurance. With ear problems prompting so many trips to the vet, should ear cleaning be a necessary part of grooming your pet? Generally, cleaning a dog’s ears [...]

Pets, Parasites, and People

By | 2017-08-15T20:40:32+00:00 September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Dogs and cats are not just pets. They are treated like members of the family. And like any member of your family, it’s important to keep your companion animal healthy and free of parasites. It is fairly common for a dog or cat to become infected with an internal or external parasite at some point [...]

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