Toxoplasmosis: Is this Nasty Parasite Affecting Your Cat’s Health?

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It is quite common, affecting cats, humans, and many warm-blooded animals. Toxoplasmosis in Cats Cats acquire Toxoplasmosis through the ingestion of prey or raw meat that is infected. The parasite gets released into the digestive system, reproduces, and new eggs are made. The cat then […]

Lyme Disease: How It Can Impact the Health of Your Pet

Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria, borrelia, which is transmitted to a person or animal by a tick bite. The deer tick, also known as the black legged tick, is the carrier of this bacteria, but not all deer ticks are infected. Deer ticks are most commonly found on deer and small rodents. Having these […]

Horses: How Heat Stress to Heat Stroke Can Be Fatal

Heat Stress vs. Heat Stroke Heat stress, also known as heat exhaustion, is when fluids and electrolytes are lost from the body, typically during exercise that is exhausting. The surrounding temperature plays a critical role in heat stress. The air temperature, how sunny it is, and the humidity levels all contribute and can increase the […]

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 […]

What is Kennel Cough? Know What to Look For & What to Do

What is it? Kennel cough in a dog occurs when he or she contracts the Bordetella bronchiseptica bacteria while already carrying a virus such as adenovirus, parainfluenza, canine herpes, or distemper. It is easily passed from dog to dog through droplets lingering in the air from a sneeze or cough or from a surface that has […]

How to Keep Your Pet’s Joints Healthy

Is your pet experiencing joint pain? Here are some signs to look for, and ways to improve their joint health. What to Look For If your pet is experiencing any of the following, they may be suffering from joint pain… – lameness that comes and goes – difficulty rising – stiffness – swollen or tender […]

Ehrlichosis & Dogs: What is this Tick-Borne Disease?

What is Ehrlichosis? Ehrlichosis is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks. An infection that affects the white blood cells, it can lead to issues with the function of bone marrow and blood cell production. Ehrlichosis is transmitted by the Brown Dog Tick and the Lone Star Tick. Types of Ehrlichosis & What to Look For […]