Vet visits can be stressful, especially if you can’t be with your animal.
There’s a lot that goes on in a veterinary clinic. The last time I took one of our dogs to the clinic, there were dogs barking, cats hissing and a lot of people talking. All of this might easily stress your animal out! And once your animal is taken to the back, it may seem like there is more emotional strain on your pet. However, in most cases there isn’t! Remember: you’re working with professionals. They love animals and know just what to do to make the visit a good one.
One of the most common problems that veterinarians see in dogs and cats is ocular discharge, or discharge from the eyes. This discharge can be clear and watery, mucoid, purulent (pus) or even bloody. Ocular discharge usually means that there … read more
Anyone who owns (or is owned by) an outdoor cat is all too familiar with the cat fight abscess. Our feline friends go out into the world and can frequently get into disagreements with other cats. During these fights, the … read more
Dogs, like humans, have several ligaments in the knee that act to stabilize this joint. One of the most important of these is the Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CrCL), which runs between the femur and the tibia. In people, this is … read more
I am interested in getting a python and I was wondering if you can recommend a snake for a first-time snake owner. What are some of the basics I should know about these snakes? read more
Could our charming domesticated animals be infected with something as deadly as rabies? That thought might not occur to us often, but rabies is a real concern. Preventing rabies in animals begins with keeping vaccinations up to date. Keeping control … read more
I have an 18-month old white rat and recently he has been getting this red-colored discharge from his eyes. Is he bleeding from his eye? What is this? read more
I have a 10-year old male, American Eskimo dog. He always has this mole thing on the top of his head, which during this time of year gets infected, with stuff draining out of it, and my dog loses his hair around the mole. I put peroxide on it and 3-D ointment. Do you know what this is?
Your veterinarian is an important partner in caring for your pets. Regular visits to the vet for checkups allow both you and your vet to spot any problems before they become serious. Sometimes, small changes that you have not noticed, … read more