Bad weather can be a tough time for everybody, especially your pets. Domestic dogs & cats are not equipped for severe winter storms even with their winter coats. During a blizzard, pets should stay safely indoors & wait out the storm. As temperatures plummet and gusts of frigid wind bring snow, rain, and sleet these [...]
Your Pug’s Health Many diseases and health conditions are genetic, meaning they are related to your pet’s breed. That does not mean your dog will have these problems; it just means that they are more at risk than other dogs. General Health Concerns: Dental Disease Dental disease is the most common chronic problem in pets, [...]
We first came to know Pugs in China centuries ago. They were treasured pets kept by royalty; it was common for a Pug to have their own guard, palace, and even chef! Many Pug owners agree that they haven’t lost their ancestry and still behave like royalty. Pugs were first acknowledged by the AKC in [...]
New Year's Eve is a time for celebration with friends and family, but just remember your fur family may not like to party. Here are some tips to help keep your pets happy and safe during this merriment time. Alcohol-Animals ingesting alcohol can lead to depression, unsteady walking, and in severe cases, a serious drop in [...]
Yes, it is bad! Ethylene glycol is the primary ingredient in many brands of antifreeze. It is extremely toxic to animals and people and has a slightly sweet taste. It is odorless, colorless, and often irresistible to dogs and cats when they find it in a puddle in the garage or driveway. Propylene glycol is [...]
MYTH: Spaying and neutering animals doesn't matter FACT: Around 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States simply because they do not have homes. MYTH: An animal needs to have a litter/one heat before sterilization. FACT: Medical evidence indicates just the opposite. In fact, the evidence shows that females [...]
Rodenticides have always been a common toxin in dogs and cats, especially to due to its high palatability. Rodenticides are made to be tempting to small animals and thus have no bitter taste or odor- making them all the more tempting for our furry friends. Due to their prevalence and potency, many pets would [...]
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.