Monthly Archives: April 2016

Questions about seizures? Find the answers here.

What is a seizure or epilepsy?
Seizures are one of the most frequently reported neurological conditions in dogs. The scientific term for seizure is “ictus”. A seizure may also be called a convulsion or fit and is a temporary involuntary disturbance of normal brain function that is usually accompanied by uncontrollable muscle activity.

“Epilepsy is used […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Understanding Nutrition Basics for Senior Cats

Your cat may be a kitten at heart, but from a nutritional standpoint, some experts consider him a senior by 8 years old and geriatric by 10 to 12 years old. Some older cats experience a decreased immune response, altered glucose tolerance, decreased kidney function and several other changes that can be affected by […]

One simple vaccine can prevent this dangerous infection.

Distemper

Most of us have heard of distemper infection for dogs and gather it is bad. The basic vaccine for dogs is “the distemper shot,” which vaccinates against distemper, parvovirus and some minor kennel cough agents. Luckily, this is all most people ever hear of distemper. If you are reading this, however, you probably […]

Don’t Forget- April is Heartworm Awareness Month!!

Heartworm Disease
Heartworm is a preventable, but serious and potentially fatal, parasite that primarily infects dogs, cats and ferrets. It can also infect a variety of wild animals, including wild canids (e.g., foxes, wolves, coyotes), wild felids (e.g. tigers, lions, pumas), raccoons, opossums, and pinnipeds (e.g., sea lions and seals), as well as others. There […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

April 11th is National Pet Day!

Ways to celebrate National Pet Day!

1. Adopt a pet from your local shelter or pure breed rescue organization.

2. Volunteer at your local shelter and offer to care for the animals.

3. Donate blankets, food and toys to a favorite animal welfare organization.

4. Organize a peaceful demonstration in front of your community pet […]

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month!

Do you know the dangers your pet faces from heartworms? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe […]

By |April 7th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|

Nutritional Management of Weight

It is now known that overweight pets are at increased risk for developing many diseases such as diabetes, arthritis and breathing problems. In dogs it has been shown that they also have a shorter lifespan by up to two years!! Keeping pets lean can greatly improve both their quality of life and quantity of […]

By |April 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments|