October 10, 2008
In the past few years veterinary medicine has made leaps and
bounds in the types of procedures that are available for animals.
Pet medical histories are beginning to resemble that of their
owners. Cancer treatments, pacemakers and other surgical procedures
are becoming more accessible and common for our furry friends.
With the rising costs and variety of pet pr... (Read More)
October 02, 2008
Hurricane season isn't over yet. In the wake of Hurricane Ike's
wrath, we are again reminded of the stress and chaos that can come
from evacuations. Though a difficult time for everyone, pet owners
have the added responsibility of making sure their furry (or scaly)
friends are safe.
First and foremost, do not leave your pets behind. If the
situation is not saf... (Read More)
September 25, 2008
Sunday (Sept. 28) is World Rabies Day, a global effort to raise
awareness in support of animal and human rabies prevention. This
day was set aside to educate people around the globe about the
impact of rabies, how it can be prevented and how to eliminate the
sources that contribute to the death of 55,000 humans from rabies
In support of this effort,... (Read More)
August 14, 2008
Medicines are intended to enhance and protect the health of our
pets but giving oral medication to companion animals can be a
trying process. Have no fear pet caregivers, there are proven
techniques that will make pilling your pet a more pleasant
experience for everyone involved.
"Choking and poisoning should be the first line of protection
for pets taking med... (Read More)
May 29, 2008
If your Spot is seeing spots, cataracts could be to blame. As
people age, they often develop vision problems, including
cataracts. The same holds true for your aging pet. Bumping into
objects and failing to retrieve toys may be signs of vision loss.
These are especially significant if they occur within the pet's
normal environment, but vision loss can be attribut... (Read More)
October 24, 2007
It is never desirable to leave a pet at home alone, but when it
is necessary, it is nice to know the pet will be entertained. But
the price of entertainment can be high when the pet is left with
inappropriate toys; some toys may cause choking or even require
surgery to eliminate the problem.
Buying safe toys for your pet is a must in order to keep them
safe fr... (Read More)