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Diabetes: Even in Dogs and Cats

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, the blood glucose is [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Cats, Chronic Conditions, Dogs|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Diabetes: Even in Dogs and Cats

Rodenticides: The Dangers of Rat and Mouse Bait

Rodenticides (rat and mouse bait) are as dangerous to your pets as they are to rodents. Rodenticides are very dangerous and not something to be ignored. Pesticides come in all shapes and sizes. Rodenticides, pesticides aimed at rats and mice, are among the most common poisons found in homes. If your beloved pets get into rodenticide it can be [...]

November 7th, 2016|Categories: Cats, Dogs|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rodenticides: The Dangers of Rat and Mouse Bait

Preventative Care for Cats: Beyond Feline Vaccinations

Preventative care, beyond feline vaccines, is a vital part of every cat's life. Internal and external parasite control is a very important aspect of preventative care. This is true not only for the health of the cat but also for the health of other pets and people, especially children, in the household. A number of internal parasites, such [...]

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Cats|Comments Off on Preventative Care for Cats: Beyond Feline Vaccinations

Feline Vaccines and Why They’re Important

Feline vaccines are an important part of keeping your cat healthy and happy. There’s no doubt about it: feline vaccines are incredibly important. Cats are not small dogs. Believe it or not, veterinarians hear this phrase over and over throughout veterinary school, and it is completely accurate. Cats have many unique medical, behavioral, and social traits that set [...]

September 15th, 2016|Categories: Cats|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Feline Vaccines and Why They’re Important

Bite Wounds: Tip of the Iceberg

Dogs have powerful jaws, and bite wounds inflicted by dogs typically cause severe crushing injury in addition to punctures and lacerations. Once a dog bites and latches on, this is generally followed by shaking and pulling resulting in avulsion of the skin from its underlying attachments and tearing of the subcutaneous tissue, muscle, vasculature, and underlying structures. Because skin is [...]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Dogs|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bite Wounds: Tip of the Iceberg

Perianal Fistula

Perianal Fistula,  -  Just the name of it alone sounds painful.  You may or may not have heard the term before.  It can also be known as furuncuosis and is a serious medical condition that most commonly affects German Shepherd dogs, but can also occur in other purebred or mixed breed dogs.  A fistula is an abnormal connection that forms [...]

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Dogs, Healthcare|Tags: , |Comments Off on Perianal Fistula