Sago Palm Poisoning

Sago Palms are pretty plants but beware—they pack a deadly punch for pets. The popular Sago Palm enhances outdoor landscapes in warmer areas of the U.S. and serves as indoor decor in many colder climates.

Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is a term commonly used for hyperthermia or elevated body temperature. Generally speaking, if a pet's body temperature exceeds 103°F (39.4°C), it is considered abnormal or hyperthermic. Body temperatures above 106°F (41°F) 

Pyometra

Pyometra is defined as an infection in the uterus. Pyometra is considered a serious and life threatening condition that must be treated quickly and aggressively. 

 

 

Canine Nutrition

There are so many options when it comes to feeding your dog the proper food. Here is some detailed information to help make sure you pet is getting the nutrients they need.

Canine Dental Care

Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. Over 80% of dogs over the age of three have active dental disease. Few dogs show obvious signs of dental disease, so it’s up to the dog’s family and veterinarian to uncover this hidden and often painful condition.

Feline Dental Care

Dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians. The most common problems include gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums caused by the accumulation of plaque, which can develop into periodontal disease, and tooth resorption  which affects more than half of all cats over the age of three.

Valley Fever

Valley Fever is a disease caused by a fungus known as Coccidiodes immitis. 

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is extremely contagious and life threatening. Our hospital treats hundreds of patients every year. Parvovirus is prevented by properly vaccinating your dog.

Feline Nutrition

There are so many options when it comes to feeding your cat a proper diet.  Here is some information to help make sure your pet is getting the nutrients they need.

Flea & Tick Preventatives

It is important to keep fleas and ticks off your pets as they carry disease that can affect the health of you pet.

Pet Insurance

You never know when the unexpected will strike!  Approximately one in three dogs and cats must visit the vet due to illness or accident every year.  

Cherry Eye

"Cherry eye" is a common term for prolapse of the third eyelid gland. 

Recognizing Signs of Illness in Cats

Because signs of illness can be very subtle, if your cat does not seem right to you, then it is best to err on the side of caution and to make an appointment to take him or her in for a veterinary examination as soon as possible.

Taking the Stress Out of Toe Nail Trims

With patience and persistence, most dogs learn to accept and even look forward to nail trimmingur dog’s fears and make the situation worse. 

 

Do I need a Trainer or Behavorist

Waving a magic wand won’t produce a terrific dog. A well-behaved dog is a product of genetics, training, and a loving home.

Anaphylaxis in Dogs

An anaphylactic reaction or anaphylaxis is an immediate hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction to a foreign substance, especially a foreign protein.

 

Feline Leukemia

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is one of the most important infectious viruses of cats. It was first discovered in cats with a form of leukemia, hence its name. FeLV is the cause of a variety of diseases, not just leukemia. 

Heartworm Disease in Dogs

Heartworm disease or dirofilariasis is a serious and potentially fatal disease. It is caused by a blood-borne parasite known as Dirofilaria immitis.

 

Snake Bites

There are approximately three thousand species of snakes in the world with less than five hundred venomous species. 

 

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