1 07, 2019

What Diseases Are Spread By Ticks

By |July 1st, 2019|

 1. Lyme Disease Transmitted by the bite of an infected deer tick.   Symptoms range from joint pain, lethargy, and lameness to decreased appetite and fever. Signs of infection can take months to appear.  It can be very difficult to treat and even more difficult to fully cure.  Dogs do not get the tell-tale bullseye rash common [...]

31 05, 2019

My Pet Ate My Plant, Is It Toxic?

By |May 31st, 2019|

Most dogs and cats, and sometimes other furry friends do not typically eat plants either inside or outside your house.  However all animals have individual personalities and that includes interest in plants, grasses, and flowers.  It is important to research if a plant is toxic before putting it into your home or garden.   This list [...]

31 05, 2019

What Foods Are Toxic For Pets

By |May 31st, 2019|

What foods are toxic for your pet?  While any food that is foreign can upset your pets stomach there are certain foods that when eaten can lead to severe illness and even death.  Listed are a few of the most commonly found household toxic foods, commonly ingested by dogs, cats, and pocket pets. Alcohol Alcoholic [...]

30 04, 2019

Questions About Heartworm Disease

By |April 30th, 2019|

How do Monthy Heartworm Prevenatives Work? All approved heartworm medications work by eliminating the immature (larval) stages of the heartworm parasite. This includes the infective heartworm larvae deposited by the mosquito as well as the following larval stage that develops inside the animal. Unfortunately, in as little as 51 days, heartworm larvae can molt into [...]

30 04, 2019

Breed of the Month: American Pitbull Terrier

By |April 30th, 2019|

History The blood sport of  "bull baiting" began over 1,000 years ago in England.  The American Pitbull Terrier was brought to the United States by immigrants from England, Ireland, and Scotland during the 19th century. Due to public outrage, bull baiting was banned in England in 1835. Bulldog breeders and owners then moved to the sport [...]

30 04, 2019

Genetic Predispositions for American Pitbull Terriers

By |April 30th, 2019|

Please remember that just because there is a predisposition it does not mean your Pitbull will get some or any of these conditions.  This blog is to serve as an educational guide. Hip Dysplasia An inherited disease that causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis. You may notice lameness in the [...]

30 04, 2019

What is Heartworm Disease, Is That Bad?

By |April 30th, 2019|

Yes it is bad and here is why! What causes heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world.  It is caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis that lives in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of [...]

12 04, 2019

FIP, Deadly Killer to Cats

By |April 12th, 2019|

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is one of the most complex infectious diseases and is one of the worst diseases imaginable.  It is caused by a mutation of the Corona virus.   Similar viruses you may be familiar with include Ebola virus, influenza, AIDS and rhinoviruses.  Coronaviruses can cause disease in almost every animal species but overall [...]

8 04, 2019

Facts about U.S. Animal Shelters

By |April 8th, 2019|

First I want to give thanks to the thousands of people who tirelessly work day and night to help these animals in need.  They are feeding them, walking them, cleaning them, administering medicine, finding homes for them, and sometimes saying good bye to them.  These amazing people may be the only smiling face these animals [...]

27 03, 2019

Genetic Predispositions for Pomeranians

By |March 27th, 2019|

Genetic predispositions doesn’t necessarily mean your Pom will have any of these conditions.  This blog is educate and inform of potential issues and stress the importance of annual check ups and routine testing to detect any early warnings and prevent any potential issues before they become more serious conditions. Heart Disease Poms are susceptible to [...]