Monitoring Heart Disease

Once a pet has been diagnosed with heart disease, regular monitoring is important to allow timely intervention to prevent a crisis.  There are several considerations for monitoring and possible therapy to help manage this condition successfully Stages of heart disease …

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Canine Cardiac Diseases

Knowing what health issues your dog is susceptible to gives you the chance to catch a malady early when you have ample time to modify it. When the issue concerns the heart, you can slow down the disease before it …

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National Heartworm Awareness Month

April is National Heartworm Awareness month, but not every dog owner is well versed in the potentially deadly parasite. It’s only transmitted by mosquitos, which pick up larval heartworms — called microfilaria — circulating in the bloodstream of an infected animal. Dogs …

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Signs of Allergies on Dogs and Cats

Unlike humans whose allergy signs usually involve the respiratory tract, symptoms of dog allergies and cat allergies more often take the form of skin irritation or inflammation – a condition called allergic dermatitis. What are the signs of allergies in …

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Ear Cleaning

Your pet’s ears are very different than yours – inside and out – and many factors can lead to problems with your dog’s ears.  Common causes include allergies to things in your pet’s environment (pollen, dust mites, molds, etc.), food …

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