Ringworm: The Most Common Skin Infection in Cats

Ringworm is a fungal infection which affects the hair, skin, and nails. While it affects humans as well as other pets, including dogs, it is the most common contagious skin infection found in cats. The most common location to look for ringworm is on the tail, head, or ears. How is Ringworm Contracted? Ringworm can […]

Dogs & Cats: Most Common Food Sensitivities

Are you concerned that your dog or cat may be suffering from a food sensitivity? If your pet is experiencing any of the following, your furry friend very well may be: – skin rash                          – hives               […]

Blood in Your Pet’s Stool? What is It Saying About Their Healthy?

Blood in a pet’s stool is almost always an indication of something going on internally. The cause could be somewhat minor to very severe. Treating the issue could be short term or long term. Even a small amount of blood in your pet’s stool needs to be addressed. What Blood in the Stool Could Be […]

The Dangers of Leptospirosis & What You Can Do

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection. It tends to affect mammals, including humans, dogs, and cats. However, it is most commonly seen in dogs. Leptospirosis affects the entire body. Oftentimes symptoms will be present but not in all cases. Leptospirosis can eventually lead to kidney and liver failure. How is Leptospirosis Contracted?  Leptospirosis is contracted through […]

Horse Laminitis: Prevent, Identify, & Address

Laminae, found on horses, is the inner layer of the hoof. If nutrient and oxygen-rich blood is not getting to the laminae, it can lead to laminitis. Laminitis is inflammation of the laminae, causing swelling in the tissue of the hoof. When the laminae doesn’t receive blood, the cells become damaged, and the laminae eventually begins […]

Does Your Dog Have Bad Breath?

What is Bad Breath Telling You About Your Dog’s Health? Your dog comes to greet you at the door, and you bend down to scratch that furry mug. As you are doing so, your dog exhales, peeeewww… doggy breath. Doggy breath may be more than just an unpleasant smell, but an indication of your dog’s dental […]

Cat Dental Issues & What to Do

As your cat reaches adulthood, keeping an extra close eye on their teeth is important as dental problems become more common. Subtle signs of mouth issues, exhibited by cats, often do not show the true extent of their pain. The three most common dental issues that a cat may experience are periodontal disease, tooth resorption, […]

Does Your Dog Leak Urine? It May Not Be Their Fault

Urinary incontinence is involuntarily leaking urine. Just like humans, it can happen to our dogs as well. This inability to control leakage can happen when a dog is jumping, running, walking, or simply resting and sleeping. As dog owners, it’s important to remember if they suffer from urinary incontinence as something is causing this and […]

Does Your Dog Suffer from Hypothyroidism?

What is Hypothyroidism? The thyroid gland is found in the neck. It helps to regulate a number of bodily functions at a cellular level. One thing it helps to regulate is the production of the hormone T4. Hypothyroidism occurs when not enough T4 is produced due to the thyroid losing its proper function. There is also […]

Diabetes in Dogs? What to Do

What is Diabetes?  Diabetes occurs when the body ineffectively produces or ineffectively uses glucose. Cells require glucose for energy. In order to use glucose, the body needs insulin. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and is needed in order for glucose to get into the cell. If the glucose cannot get into the cells due […]