Liver Disease

Our pets, just like us, have many different organs that make up their bodies. All are important and work together to keep your dog or cat healthy. After the brain and heart, the liver is arguably the most important organ in the body. It is...

Arthritis in Pets

We’ve all seen someone who requires the assistance of a wheelchair, cane, or walker to compensate for arthritic joints. As part of aging, our joints tend to give out over time, developing scar tissue, swelling and inflammation as cartilage...

Ear Infections

The ear canal in pets has a vertical portion that goes straight down. It then curves toward the head and has a horizontal part. The eardrum is at the end of the horizontal part.

Infections by bacteria and yeast are the most common ear problems...

Diabetes in Pets

Your pet’s body uses glucose (sugar) as its main source of energy. If your pet has diabetes it can’t use glucose the way it should. Diabetes mellitus is the full name of the disease. There is another disease called diabetes insipidus. It is...

Cat Vaccines

In 2013, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) came out with Feline Vaccination Guidelines. Vaccines are in two categories: Core and Noncore. The core vaccines are ones that every cat should receive. The noncore vaccines are...

Responsible Pet Owners Month

February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, and is therefore a great time to brush up on your facts about what it means to be a responsible and loving pet parent. There’s no question that we love our pets, but we may not always do the things we...