Preventing Itching & Scratching This Allergy Season

By | 2018-07-06T16:28:48+00:00 July 6th, 2018|

Summer brings with it a lot of fun but can also bring with it an increased chance of your pet suffering from an allergic to even anaphylactic reaction. These reactions often occur secondary to insect bites (bees, spiders, etc) even pollens. An allergic reaction is defined as the immune system over-reacting to an allergen. Where an [...]

Hyperthyroidism in Cats: Common But Treatable

By | 2017-03-17T18:41:31+00:00 December 14th, 2016|

Hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disease that occurs in middle aged to older cats.  It is the result of the thyroid gland producing too much thyroid hormone all the time, regardless of whether the body needs it or not.  The thyroid hormone does many jobs in the body- it makes metabolism speed up, makes the heart faster, [...]

Diabetes: Even in Dogs and Cats

By | 2017-03-17T18:41:31+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|

Dogs and cats can get diabetes, too. Here's what you need to know about it so you can take care of them. Diabetes mellitus occurs when the pancreas stops making insulin.  Insulin is a hormone needed for the muscles and organs of the body to use glucose, the sugar from digesting/processing food.  Without insulin, [...]