Dental Health and Your Pets!

Caring for your pet’s teeth can help prevent other health problems, saving you money over the long term. Did you know that 4 out of 5 dogs over 3 years old have some sort of periodontal disease? Also our pets are usually really good at hiding pain; you might never know that they have a serious dental problem until it’s very advanced. Without proper dental care they can painfully lose their teeth. For more information on Dental Health CLICK HERE! You can also give a call to schedule a dental exam today!

Heartworm Disease

Heartworms are a deadly disease caused by being bit by an infected mosquito. It can be easily prevented by a number of monthly medications or the 6 month injection. We have had 15 heartworm positive cases since the beginning of the year. For more information on this disease and prevention click here: Heartworms

Dog Days of Summer

Heat stroke in animals often reults in irreversible damage or even death. Common symptoms of heat stroke can be heavy panting, weakness, uncoordinated movement, collapse, darker than normal tongue and gums, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of consciousness and seizures. with the right precautions, heat stroke is completely preventable. With excess exertion, heat stroke can occur even on a cool day. Consider the ball crazed dog that will keep running and fetching as long as someone keeps throwing. Drinking lots of water helps, but can’t always prevent heat stroke in dogs who work too hard in the heat. The unfortunate fact is that, even with aggressive veterinary care, many dogs with heat stroke fail to recover. Death can be associated with blood clotting abnormalities, neurological damage, and/or organ failure. If you suspect your pet has heat stroke the best thing is to spend a few minutes cooling them down with cool water before heading immediately to the closest veterinary hospital. Fore more information on the signs of heat stroke and how to prevent it CLICK HERE.

Check those Ears!

Your pet counts on you to take charge of their healthcare. This should include routine exams of their ears. How often do you really clean your pets? ears? The way ear canals are formed in dogs and cats, it?s very easy for debris to get stuck inside. Learn more about Ear Infections and How to Clean Ears.

Leptospirosis and You

Leptospirosis is a serious worldwide zoonotic disease, meaning it’s a disease that can infect both animals and humans, that is spread through the urine of infected animals. It can survive from weeks to months in soil and surface waters such as lakes, streams, rivers and stagnant water like puddles. Leptospirosis can cause fever, jaundice, kidney failure, abortion and even death. For more information about Leptospirosis CLICK HERE.

Blood Screening

Screening blood tests are an important way to detect diseases early, even before they become symptomatic. As animals age, diseases like diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and kidney disease become more common. Screening bloodwork is a great way to detect these diseases early so treatment can be started right away.

Tick Borne Diseases

Ticks are more than just annoying creepy crawly creatures that can infest your dogs; they can spread serval differnet diseases that affects both pets and people. They can transmit Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Lyme Disease, Rocky Moutain Spotted Fever, Babesiosis, Hepatozoonosis. Click Here to learn more about these diseases.

Fleas

Fleas and ticks can carry disease so it’s important to protect your cat from them. Some products protect against fleas only; others protect against both ticks and fleas and may protect against additional parasites; and some will aim to kill these pests, but offer no prevention. To learn more click here: Fleas