Category: February 2013 Newsletter A

Pet Anesthesia

Bad breath, plaque, tartar build-up and worse–according to the American Veterinary Dental College, cat or dog periodontal disease is the most common medical ailment of adult pets. Because they cannot brush their teeth, bacteria in their mouths form plaque. Minerals occurring naturally in their saliva harden this plaque into tartar, or dental calculus, on their teeth. The AVDC states that most dogs and cats have at least mild periodontal disease by the time they are three years old.

Dogs and the Flu

Like many other illnesses, humans are not the only ones susceptible to catching the flu. Learn how to know when your pooch is really feeling under the weather. The holidays are over, but it is still winter and everyone has been exposed to… germs. Ick! Pretty much all the humans know the symptoms of the flu: runny nose, cough, body aches, headache, etc… However, do you know how to spot when your pet pooch has the dog flu?

Dandruff in Dogs and Cats

You may have noticed what looks like dandruff on your pooch or kitty. Pets can get dandruff just like we can, and its presence can indicate that your pet's skin or coat are dry. A small amount of pet dandruff without other signs of itchiness or redness is usually not a clinical problem. However, there are ways you can minimize ugly dandruff on your pet.