While the respiratory problems are the most well-known problems of brachycephalic dogs, eye problems of brachycephalic dogs may be even more important when it comes to early diagnosis and intervention. The shape of brachycephalic dog faces causes the eye sockets to be shallow which makes the eyeballs especially prominent and vulnerable. There are 5 main problems that can occur with...Read More
Most people are not familiar with the term brachycephalic, but all are familiar with the dog breeds it refers to. Pugs, Boston Terriers, Pekingeses, Boxers, Bulldogs, Shih Tzus, or any one of the other breeds with pushed in or short faces are all “brachycephalic” breeds. The term refers to the length of their upper jaw, coming from the Greek roots...Read More
There are several common cat health myths that prevent cats from getting the veterinary care they need. By spreading the news about these myths we are seeing cats live longer, healthier, happier lives. Read on to learn more about cat health. 1. Indoor cats don’t get sick Indoor cats are protected from some of the dangers of the outside world...Read More
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
Summer has gone and chilly fall mornings are upon us, so we should soon have a reprieve from the heat, humidity and insects that pester us during the warm months. However, this does not mean that they totally go away, or that we can stop treating our pets for heartworms and fleas. Heartworms are spread through mosquito bites. Did you...Read More
Does your senior dog have hazy or blue gray eyes? Have you ever wondered if your dog has cataracts or has trouble seeing? Frequently, my clients ask me if their dog has cataracts , or assume they have them because of a blue gray haze to the lens of the eye. Today we will talk about differentiating a normal age...Read More
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
- Does euthanasia hurt a dog?
- How do you know when it's time to euthanize your dog.
- How do you know when it's time to euthanize?
- How to put my dog to sleep
- putting a pet to sleep
- What happens when a cat is euthanized?
- What happens when a dog is euthanized?
I have a new puppy or kitten! Now what? Depending on how you have acquired this new family member, it may or may not have received a vaccination or two. Vaccines are used to stimulate our pets’ immune systems to prepare them for exposure to potentially harmful diseases. Some vaccines are preventive and others can lessen severity of disease significantly....Read More
So why is it such a big deal if I don’t give ALL of my pet’s doses of antibiotic? She’s so hard to give medication to! She spits it out and I find it on the floor later. It’s hard to remember to give it on time. It’s hard to get her to eat when it’s time for her medication....Read More
The short answer to this question is yes, even if they live strictly indoors. Though cats are an atypical host for heartworms and bites from infected mosquitoes are less likely to result in a mature infection like we would see in dogs, (studies estimate about 10% of the incidence rate of canines) even immature infections involving 1-2 juvenile heartworms can...Read More