Periodontal Disease – Keeping Your Pet Safe

By |2018-02-02T05:40:37+00:00February 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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. [...]

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