In an effort to monitor and report emerging threats to companion animal health, CAPC will now provide monthly updates on the cities experiencing significant increases in reports of selected parasitic disease.
One of the many joys of the holiday season is making our homes look like the North Pole exploded inside, but glittering gildings can pose potential health threads to pets.
Be aware of these holiday hazards for your pets so you can avoid an emergency trip to the vet.
Fleas are small insects that live off blood from biting your pets. Only about 10% of adult fleas live on your animals, the other 90% can be found in your environment. Flea larvae can lie dormant for upwards of 6 months. A single flea can lay close to 6000 eggs in a lifetime. Fleas on your [...]
An ear infection is inflammation or infection of the ear due to bacteria, yeast, or mites. Symptoms of an ear infection include dark debris in the ear canal, redness in or around the ear, inflammation in or around the ear, itching the ear, head shaking, pawing at the ears, pain around the ears or an unpleasant [...]
Food is on everyone's mind this time of the year as we count down to Thanksgiving Day, and our pets are no exception. They live, sleep and play alongside us, so it's only natural that they want to get their paws on whatever we're eating as well. And who can blame them? Peer into a bag of pet food and it's easy to see (and smell) why our dinners seem more delicious.
The thyroid controls your pet’s rate of metabolism. At around 8 years of age and older, the thyroid gland becomes enlarged and produces excess thyroid hormone causing your cat’s metabolic rate to elevate significant Symptoms include weight loss, increased appetite, increased water intake, increased urination, increased vocalization, increased heart rate, vomiting and diarrhea. The [...]
If your pet has diarrhea, a problem such as an intestinal infection from bacteria, viruses, coccidia or intestinal worms may be the cause. Dietary indiscretion (a change in diet or eating garbage or other offensive or irritating materials) is a common cause of sudden diarrhea. Stress, especially following travel, boarding or other changes in environment, [...]
At Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital your pet's safety is the most important thing. Early disease detection, diagnosing an acute illness and establishing a normal baseline are all common reasons to do blood work on an animal. Bloodwork is an invaluable tool, we as veterinarians use to discover issues and concerns that may be lying underneath the surface. [...]
Copraphagia is the term used when animals eat there own poop! Although unpleasant to think about its a very common behavior in several species and even a necessity in others. There are many theories on why you pup likes to eat his or her own's feces or even the feces of other animals. Here are [...]