Vaccinations are extremely important to the health of both humans and animals. There are several core and recommended vaccines for our pets that help prevent both illness and death and include those that help protect against diseases that are considered zoonotic. Zoonotic diseases are diseases, such as rabies and leptospirosis, and can be transmitted from animals to people. By maintaining our pet's vaccinations, we also help protect ourselves as well.
Losing a pet for any length of time is frightening and devastating for their owners. The anxiety of not knowing where they are, whether they are safe, and if they will be found is enough to make one go crazy. Check out these helpful tips to help minimize the risk of your pet becoming lost.
Heatstroke is an all-too-common, preventable emergency seen in the summer. Signs of heatstroke include excessive panting, difficulty breathing, stumbling, generalized weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, and collapse. If you are concerned your pet may be experiencing heatstroke, please get them to a veterinarian immediately.
IBD, is a disease which causes inflammation along the gastrointestinal tract. How does this happen? The exact cause is unknown. Multiple factors can contribute to the development of IBD, resulting in the migration of inflammatory cells to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
There are many causes for diarrhea, and it would be impossible to list every single one in this blog. However, further classifying diarrhea into one of three categories can help clinicians narrow down possible differentials.
One common orthopedic issue that all species of animals can develop is arthritis. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints which can result in pain and stiffness over time. While several factors contribute to the development of arthritis, it is suspected that low grade chronic inflammation may play a large role.
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