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Water Hazards for Dogs

Water Hazards for Dogs

Many dogs love swimming and playing in water. Especially during hot months, rivers, lakes, and pools can be great sources of exercise and entertainment for dogs. They also carry risk of illness or injury. The following are some of the potential hazards dogs may...

Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease

Canine and Feline Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is devastating, damaging, and sometimes fatal. Despite ongoing campaigns by veterinary care professionals to bring accurate information to owners, the disease is on the rise. Misconceptions about the disease and its prevention still circulate...

Canine and Feline Urinary Tract Infections

Canine and Feline Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are conditions we see often at our clinic. They develop in both canines and felines. Many urinary tract infections are simple to treat, while others may point to underlying disease. The urinary tract consists of the urethra (tube that carries...

Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine hip dysplasia is an inherited, degenerative disease that leads to painful arthritis and diminishes the quality of life of dogs. The cause, predisposition, severity, and treatments all involve multiple factors. Hip Dysplasia  As puppies grow, the ball (femoral...

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease in Canines

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease in Canines

Cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) is a common ailment in canines, one that we see often at our clinic. It is one of the most common reasons for hind-leg lameness in dogs. CCLD reduces dogs’ quality of life by hindering movement, causing pain, and leading to...

Frostbite and Hypothermia in Dogs

Frostbite and Hypothermia in Dogs

Some dogs enjoy the wintertime chill while others prefer warmer weather. All dogs are susceptible to harms that come with exposure to cold temperatures. Frostbite and hypothermia are two such harms, and knowing what to look for is important for those living in areas...

Valley Fever in Dogs

Valley Fever in Dogs

Valley fever is spreading. It is becoming more prevalent and traveling to new locations. The southwest is a perfect habitat for the fungi that causes valley fever, and because of this, those who live here and those who visit here need to know of the dangers and the...

Xylitol Toxicosis in Dogs

Xylitol Toxicosis in Dogs

Facts About Xylitol and Its Toxicity to Pets Xylitol has received a lot of attention in recent years, partly due to the increase in reported incidents of dog poisonings. While many people are aware of its toxicity to dogs, questions may remain about xylitol. The...