Pet Health

Pet Health

Bringing attention to a deadly yet preventable disease

September 28 is World Rabies Day, an annual event to bring attention to the disease and how it affects humans and their pets.
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Toxic mushrooms and pets

While many mushrooms are not toxic, some of them are lethal when ingested, and unfortunately, our pets cannot tell the difference.
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Giardia in dogs and cats

Giardia is contracted by drinking contaminated water, either in the wild in streams or standing water, or in contaminated wells.
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Buzz off! The threat of mosquitoes to pets

We’ve talked several times about heartworm disease, which is spread by these pesky bloodsuckers, but mosquitoes are responsible for other diseases, too.
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Bladder stones in dogs and cats

There are several different types of bladder stones, but let’s focus on the four most common.
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Ear mites in cats and dogs

Ear mites are a common and contagious parasite in both cats and dogs. However, care must be taken to distinguish a mite infestation from an ear infection.
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High blood pressure (hypertension) in pets

High blood pressure, aka hypertension, is known as “the silent killer.”
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Hot spots and dogs

Hot spots, also known as pyotraumatic dermatitis by your veterinarian, are infections that show up on your dog’s skin and seem to crop up overnight.