What Dog Owners Should Know About Heartworm
8 June 2023
Dogs can become infested with many different types of worms. But if there is one that really stands out as a distinct threat, it is heartworm. Since heartworm can take a dog's life and cause serious illness, it is important that you are informed about heartworm as a dog owner. Keep reading to learn the basics.
What is heartworm?
Heartworms are a type of parasitic worm. They live in the heart and lungs of the animals that they infest.
How Can You Help Your Cat With Cerebellar Hypoplasia?
23 January 2023
Cerebellar hypoplasia (CH), or wobbly kitten syndrome, is a condition where a part of the brain (the cerebellum) is underdeveloped. Cats with this disorder may experience issues with balance, coordination, and fine motor skills. If you have a cat with CH, they may have a pronounced sway as they walk, and may experience intense tremors. It may be distressing at first to watch a kitten with CH move, but the good news is that CH doesn't cause pain or affect a cat's lifespan.
Three Things You Need To Know About Keeping Your Pets Safe From Wildlife
6 October 2022
If you're like most dog owners, you care deeply about the health and happiness of your furry friend, and because of this, you're careful to keep your pet as safe as possible from potential hazards. However, even the best precautions aren't 100% foolproof, and there are many dangers lurking in the average neighborhood. Wildlife, for instance, isn't confined to rural areas—if you live in a suburban or even urban neighborhood, it's possible that wild animals are frequent visitors to your outdoor living area without you even being aware of it.
Your Dog's Spay Or Neuter Procedure: What You Need To Know
10 May 2018
If your dog is not yet spayed or neutered, this is a procedure you'll want to speak with your vet about as soon as possible. Spaying and neutering procedures are among the most commonly performed veterinary surgical services in vet offices today. Specifically, these procedures prevent your pet from reproducing by removing some of their reproductive parts; as a result, you do your part to help prevent unwanted litters, which in-turn frees up shelter space for other pets in need.