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Pneumonia in Cats: Symptoms & More

Posted 03.11.22 by Alison Bradshaw, DVM

Oxygen deficiency in the blood and breathing problems are the common symptoms of pneumonia in cats. This oxygen deficiency weakens the body’s immune system. Inflammation of the lungs, which can occur for various reasons, is known as pneumonia. However, it may be difficult to notice pneumonia in cats since many illnesses in cats are associated with the respiratory system. What...Read More

Kidney Disease in Dogs: Symptoms & More

Posted 03.11.22 by Alison Bradshaw, DVM

As a pet owner, you want to keep your dog as healthy as you can for as long as possible. Unfortunately, kidney disease is a common condition in dogs—especially older ones. Luckily, it is treatable. Your pet will only have a chance to live a long and happy life if you seek veterinary attention as soon as you notice signs...Read More

Can You Remove Heartworms?

Posted 12.15.19 by Kassie Newton, DVM

A Case Study on Caval Syndrome This is Tobi. Look at this adorable face. I mean, how can you not love him immediately? From the outside Tobi looks so happy and healthy, but this is the story of how we almost lost Tobi due to heartworms.   Tobi had been adopted through a local shelter a few months ago by...Read More

Euthanasia: How to say Goodbye

Posted 07.10.19 by Ellen Barry Buco, DVM

How do you know it’s time? Quality of life assessments are one of the hardest decisions a pet owner faces. Euthanasia offers a peaceful death that alleviates suffering and pain for animals. The hard part is determining if it is time to consider euthanasia. As a general rule when the bad days outnumber the good days it is time to...Read More

Let’s Talk About Poop

Posted 01.23.19 by Pamela Chandler, DVM

Pet owners frequently have questions regarding if their pets feces might be abnormal and or when to be concerned. What is considered normal / abnormal feces? If the consistency is where you are unable to pick it up in your hand then it is considered to be loose. Most pet’s feces are either light or dark brown in color. Black or red feces can signify...Read More

The Big, Bad, Bloat!

Posted 05.25.18 by Christie Taylor, DVM

Bloat / Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) Of all veterinary medical emergencies, nothing strikes fear in the heart of veterinarian like a good GDV emergency. One of the internal medicine clinicians in my veterinary school loved to dramatically rush into the third-year surgery on-call room at 4:30 pm and announce, “There’s a GDV on the way!” and run away laughing...Read More

So…My Dog Ate My Weed…

Posted 04.20.18 by Kassie Newton, DVM

As marijuana is becoming increasingly popular in use as it is legalized throughout the US, it is becoming a more prominent problem with our pets as well. This is something we are experiencing more and more in our profession, with some clinics treating 2-3 cases per week. The ASPCA poison control hotline said their reported cases have increased 200% in...Read More

New Clinical Trial for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

Posted 04.04.18 by Claudia G. Mangum, DVM

Does your cat have kidney disease? One of the most common disease processes that affects older cats is Chronic Kidney Disease or CKD. CKD happens when there has been a gradual loss of kidney function over time. Your kitty’s kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from his or her blood. These substances are then excreted in the kitty’s urine. When chronic kidney disease reaches an...Read More

Should I Feed My Pet Goat’s Milk?

Posted 01.02.18 by Katie Wooden, DVM

Recently goat’s milk has become one of the more popular supplements in the pet world. It has been touted to improve digestion, help with allergies, packed with protein and fatty acids, and even cure cancer. It is widely available in pet stores and online. However, is it really helpful or even safe? Goat’s milk has never been scientifically studied to...Read More

So What Can My Dog Really Chew On?

Posted 09.28.17 by Drew McWatters, DVM

I answer this questions on a daily basis with my clients. Appropriately directed chewing not only satisfies a dog’s desire to chew, but also serves as enrichment and can aid in the maintenance of good oral health. Though choosing what to allow your dog to chew on can be a daunting task. Every pet store is filled with dozens of...Read More

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