It’s no secret that regular physical activity is beneficial to the health of both people and animals. Maintaining mobility is especially important for pets with osteoarthritis (OA). The great thing about walking is that the duration, frequency and intensity can all be adjusted based on the individual pet’s needs. Plus, dogs make great exercise partners … Continue reading
Aches and pains; feeling a bit creaky getting out of bed. Sound familiar? We’re not the only ones who may experience stiff and achy joints – our dogs and cats can too. Osteoarthritis (OA), sometimes called degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a common condition in pets that occurs when the cartilage protecting the bone is … Continue reading
Obesity is a complex disease with influences of genetics, environmental factors, and other diseases. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention estimates that 54% of the pets in the United States are overweight or obese. Why does this matter? Pets that are overweight or obese are at risk for several diseases, including osteoarthritis (OA). Obesity is … Continue reading
What are tapeworms? Tapeworms are flat intestinal worms that are made up of many small segments, each nearly about ¼ – ½” (3-5 mm) in length. Unlike roundworms that reside freely in the intestinal tract, tapeworms attach to the wall of the small intestine with the aid of their hook-like mouthparts. Tapeworms belong to the … Continue reading
Many of the same problems that affect people as they age, such as arthritis and diabetes, can also affect your pet. Making a few changes to the way you care for your furry friend will help you ensure that your pet stays healthy and happy as the years go by. Look for Common Signs of … Continue reading
Veterinary care is crucial and effective for a wide variety of conditions. The following is a partial list of some of the most common. If you do not see your pet’s specific condition listed, we encourage you to give us a call so we can personally address your particular concerns.