Parvovirus is a viral disease that is common among canines. It prefers to grow in rapidly dividing cells, particularly in young puppies. The intestinal tract of young dogs is full of rapidly dividing cells and is a prime location for the virus to grow. It attacks and kills the cells, causing bloody … [Read more...] about Protecting Dogs from Parvovirus
Dr. Jenny Siess
Dental Disease is a common and often overlooked problem in pets. While cavities represent the most common dental disease in humans, dogs and cats are more frequently bothered by tartar buildup on the teeth. Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums around the base of the teeth, ultimately … [Read more...] about Preventing Dental Disease in Your Pet
We know that most pet owners look forward to having fun outside with their pets, but sometimes pets want to have a little fun of their own! Every year, thousands of pets escape the safety of their yards and human companions and take themselves for a walk. The thought of a lost pet can be … [Read more...] about Is Your Pet Microchipped?
Winter can be an amusing season for both you and your pet. For some dogs, there is nothing more exciting than playing in the snow. However, as fun as the snow may be, winter conditions can be potentially dangerous to your pet. If you keep these simple guidelines in mind, you and your pet can enjoy … [Read more...] about Considering Winter Cautions for Furry Family Members
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes mellitus is caused by an irregularity in the production of a hormone called insulin. Insulin is one of the hormones produced by the pancreas and it regulates the body’s ability to use glucose. Glucose comes from the food that your pet eats and … [Read more...] about Understanding Diabetes in Pets