How to Manage Your Pet’s Pain

Pets rarely complain about their stiff joints, painful back, or toothache—that’s a human trait. Most pets are stoic and do an excellent job of hiding their pain, often living with it for quite some time before caretakers pick up on subtle cues. To your furry friend’s detriment, she won’t let you know she’s uncomfortable. Learn [...]

4 Popular Exotic Pets: Is One a Good Fit for Your Family?

Caring for a pet can be a delightful and rewarding experience that many parents like to pass on to their children. Pet care helps to teach responsibility, affection, and routine. It also requires significant preparation. Before choosing an exotic pet for your family, do your research. Learn about the pet’s behavior, daily requirements, housing needs, [...]

Pet Vaccines 101

You know your pet needs vaccines, but do you know how they work? Or which diseases vaccines protect against? Following is a discussion on all things vaccines—from what they are, to how often they need to be given, to where they should be administered. If you’ve got questions about vaccines, you’ll find the answers here. [...]

Your Cat’s Health: Why Regular Veterinary Care Matters

According to the 2017-2018 edition of the AVMA Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, at the end of 2016, 25% of American households had one or more cats, with more than 58 million cats owned. Or, given the housecat’s reputation for aloofness, perhaps we should say that 58 million cats allowed 25% of American households the [...]

Allergies in Pets: What Every Pet Owner Should Know

We have a lot in common with our pets when it comes to allergies, but where do the similarities end? Pets sometimes react to allergens just like people, but they may also exhibit signs that their owners may not recognize. Have you noticed your pet behaving abnormally? Read on to learn more about allergies in [...]

Heartworm Disease in Cats

Heartworm disease is becoming more common, despite budget-friendly and easily administered preventive options, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council. The prevalence of heartworm-positive dogs has risen 20 percent since 2013. Dogs are a natural host for heartworms, but cats—even indoor cats—can succumb to this potentially fatal disease.  Transmission of heartworm disease in cats Your [...]

The Complete Guide to Yearly Blood Work In Your Pet

Yearly blood work is an important tool for screening diseases in your pet. We recommend a baseline panel during each wellness visit to keep an eye on changes and trends. Pets are masters at hiding signs of illness, and routine blood work may detect a hidden disease in its early stages when it’s simpler and [...]