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 [...]

3 02, 2019

Why Does My Dog’s Breath Smell?

By |February 3rd, 2019|

Dogs breath can smell for a variety of reasons but most of which indicate dental disease and can be a serious health concern.  The main reason is an accumulation of bacteria around the tooth and above the gum line.  Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions are seen by veterinarians. Over 80% of [...]

15 01, 2019

My Dog Has a Lump, Is It a Cyst?

By |January 15th, 2019|

What is a cyst? Cysts are hollow spaces within tissues that contain either a liquid or a solidified material. Occasionally cysts will develop within a cancerous lump.  They are a benign form of cancer. What type of cysts are there? True cysts have a membrane that line its inner surface and produces secretions. Often, they are a [...]

7 12, 2018

Adopt or Not to Adopt? A Decision of a Lifetime, Your Pet’s Lifetime!

By |December 7th, 2018|

Bringing a new dog into your home can be a big decision.  During the holiday it might seem like the perfect time to bring a new addition into your family.  These pets will be in your home after the holidays are over.  Pets do not always make good gifts.  However, before you do please ask [...]

15 09, 2018

Ringworm…It’s not a worm

By |September 15th, 2018|

What Is Ringworm? Ringworm is a fungus and can be misleading as it is not a worm, nor is it always round. It is named for the round, raised, red ring usually seen in human infections. Healthy adult humans are resistant to infection unless there is a break in the skin such as a scratch. Elderly [...]

12 09, 2018

Dachshund…The hunting dog

By |September 12th, 2018|

The Dachshund was originally bred to hunt badgers in Germany during the 1600’s.   The characteristic body shape, long and low, was developed so that the Dachshund could fit into underground dens. Doxies come in two sizes: standard or miniature, and three coat varieties: smooth, wirehaired, and longhaired. Dachshunds are protective and territorial, but they thrive [...]

4 08, 2018

What Diseases Are Spread By Ticks

By |August 4th, 2018|

 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 [...]