A Few Holiday Pet Precautions

By | 2017-03-17T18:41:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|

It’s the holiday season… Here are a few things to watch out for with your furry loved ones: Chocolate: this is toxic to pets, it can cause elevated heart rate, hyperexcitabilitydiarrhea, muscle tremors and seizures. Christmas ornaments: Yes, they are pretty to look at, but dogs and cats love to play with shiny objects, which can [...]

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, [...]

Rodenticides: The Dangers of Rat and Mouse Bait

By | 2017-03-17T18:41:31+00:00 November 7th, 2016|

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 [...]

Bite Wounds: Tip of the Iceberg

By | 2017-07-06T18:07:47+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

Perianal Fistula

By | 2017-07-06T18:05:27+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|

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 [...]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By | 2017-03-17T18:41:31+00:00 July 27th, 2016|

RegionalVet treats Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease requires careful diagnosis, treatment and monitoring. But it may be difficult at first for owners to recognize the symptoms. That's where we come in. The diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the type, and making sure the other organs are working normally, is one of the areas of [...]

Comfort Eating: Stressed Out Pets

By | 2017-03-17T18:41:31+00:00 April 29th, 2016|

Humans commonly engage in comfort eating when we're stressed. But we have the benefit of medical advice, dietary options, exercise and a sense of long-term well-being. Our pets can't take medical advice though. They eat what we give them, they only exercise when we let them and they don't think about long-term consequences. That means we have [...]