Is Your Dog at Risk of Kennel Cough?

What is kennel cough? Kennel cough is a highly contagious and serious respiratory disease that affects dogs. In the veterinary world, it is sometimes referred to as tracheobronchitis, canine infectious tracheobronchitis, Bordetellosis, or Bordetella. How is kennel cough contracted? Kennel cough is spread through bacteria or viruses that are inhaled into the dog’s respiratory tract,… Read more »

What You Need to Know Before Adopting a Ferret

Ferrets are cute bundles of fur that have become a popular choice for pets. But there is a lot to consider before bringing one home. Here’s what you need to know: Adopting a ferret is a commitment Most ferrets have a lifespan of 7 years, but they can live to 10 or 12 years. So, you… Read more »

Is Your Cat Protected Against Feline Calicivirus?

You love your cat and want to protect your fur baby. So, it is important to talk to your veterinarian about the common diseases that can affect him/her and what you can do and how your veterinarian can help. What is feline calicivirus (FCV)? Feline calicivirus, or FCV, is a respiratory disease that affects cats…. Read more »

What You Need to Know About Fleas and Ticks

  Come spring, there is a lot of talk about fleas and ticks. Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here’s why it is sooooooo important to protect your pet: What dangers do fleas pose to pets? Fleas cause irritation, itchiness, and discomfort. Fleas bite. They feed exclusively on the blood of their host, and… Read more »

Is Your Cat Protected Against Feline Leukemia?

If there is an adorable cat or kitten in your family, it is important to keep your pet healthy by protecting him/her against the dangers of disease. Feline leukemia poses a serious risk to your beloved feline. Here’s what you need to know: What is feline leukemia? Feline leukemia is a viral disease caused by… Read more »

Spring Pet Care: Seasonal Allergy Alert

  To some, the arrival of spring means allergy season, and pets are not immune to the ailments that can develop once the snow melts, trees begin to bud, and grass starts growing. Here’s what you need to know about the spring allergies that can affect your pet: What are seasonal allergies? Allergies are an… Read more »

Understanding Canine Distemper: Is Your Pet at Risk?

Keeping your pet happy and healthy includes veterinary care and vaccines to prevent the onset of serious disease. Here’s why it is important to talk to your veterinarian about protection for canine distemper: What is distemper? Distemper is a highly contagious and often fatal viral disease affecting the respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, and nervous systems—caused by the… Read more »

Pet Dangers In Your Spice Drawer

Your home is filled with potential pet dangers, but did you know some of the most hazardous substances might be found in your spice drawer? The best way to protect your pet is to know what to avoid, to be sure your pet does not come in contact with something harmful. Here’s what to watch… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

The long-awaited arrival of spring is often celebrated by heading outdoors to enjoy the sun and warmer weather, but before you do, it is important to talk to your veterinarian about preventative medications for your pet. Spring is also the arrival of tick season. What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a serious bacterial illness… Read more »