11 06, 2018

Why Wont My Dogs Tail Move

By |June 11th, 2018|

Acute Caudal Myopathy or commonly known as Swimmers Tail is a condition that usually occurs after excessive swimming or swimming in cold water but can also be caused by excessive wagging or strenuous exercise.  Swimming can provide hours of fun and entertainment, as well as great exercise to both you and your dog.  However, like [...]

16 02, 2018

Why Is My Pet Itching?

By |February 16th, 2018|

  Itching is a very common issue in all animals including dogs and cats.   Itching can cause your pet to scratch and lick one spot or their whole body frequently.  You may notice broken hairs, missing hair, saliva (red/brown) staining,  or scabbing on certain areas.   The most common cause of itching is allergies, however, things like [...]

12 02, 2018

The Bulldog’s Health Concerns

By |February 12th, 2018|

Genetic Predispositions for Bulldogs Respiratory Distress Syndrome Brachycephalic syndrome is a pathological condition affecting short-nosed dogs and cats which can lead to severe respiratory distress. There are anatomical abnormalities that contribute to the disease like the soft palate (the soft part at the back of the roof of the mouth)being too long and hangs down into the airway. The nostrils are often too small, [...]

2 02, 2018

The Bulldog!!

By |February 2nd, 2018|

The Bulldog was first bred as a powerful and athletic all-purpose working dog, used to catch hogs and cattle. The designation "bull" was applied because of the dog's use in the sport of bull baiting.  They are typically gentle and loving family companions, but may not tolerate other dogs, especially those of the same sex. [...]

17 01, 2018

Winter Storm Pet Safety Tips

By |January 17th, 2018|

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 [...]

19 12, 2017

Myths and Facts about Spaying and Neutering

By |December 19th, 2017|

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 [...]

18 12, 2017

My Dog Ate Rat/Mouse Poison

By |December 18th, 2017|

  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 [...]

20 11, 2017

Whats Wrong With My Pets Ears?

By |November 20th, 2017|

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 [...]

4 11, 2017

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

By |November 4th, 2017|

  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 [...]

2 11, 2017

Why Does My Pet Have Diarrhea?

By |November 2nd, 2017|

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, [...]