Pet Health Education & Information
The vaccination needs of dogs and cats should be assessed at least yearly, and if appropriate, vaccination schedules should be modified on the basis of changes in the patients’ age, health status, home, travel, environment and lifestyle. Vaccinations should be considered just one component of an individualized comprehensive preventative health-care plan.
Preanesthetic Testing Education & Information
- What you need to know if your pet is having surgery
- Early detection, early intervention… Peace of mind! (feline)
- Early detection, early intervention… Peace of mind! (canine)
Other Pet Health Information
- Pet Examinations – It is very important to take your pet in for a examinations once or twice a year to detect any early signs of underlying diseases. Often, pets hide that there may be a problem associated with their health, therefore, taking your pet to the veterinarian for examinations and blood work is vital.
- Hidden Health Problems In Your Dog – Routine blood work helps uncover underlying medical problems that you and your veterinarian may not be aware of. This testing gives valuable insights into the health of your dog and the opportunity to catch illnesses early.
- Hidden Health Problems In Your Cat – Routine blood work helps uncover underlying medical problems that you and your veterinarian may not be aware of, giving valuable insights into the health of your cat and the opportunity to catch illnesses early. Getting yearly blood work done for your cat can help also prevent health complications in the future.
- Dog Senior Years – Your dog enters senior years at age seven. This means your dog’s age in human age is between 44-56, depending on the weight of your dog. The senior years for your dog can bring on diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hypothyroidism, and cancer.
- Cat Senior Years – Your cat enters senior years at age nine. This means your cat’s age in human years is 52. The senior years for your cat bring on diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, and cancer.
- Senior Dog Care – It is important to ensure your dog is eating appropriately by checking the ingredients in your dog’s food and proportioning their food out at feeding time. Maintaining good oral health and visiting your veterinarians yearly keeps your dog’s health controlled. Lastly, keeping your dog groomed and updated on vaccinations helps prevent infections or diseases.
- Senior Cat Care – As your cat reaches their senior years of life, it is important to keep your cat inside to increase the longevity of their life. Also, keeping your cat in a stress-free environment leads to a longer life. Watching your cat’s nutritional needs and ensuring a balanced diet will prevent obesity in your feline.
- Dog Hearts – Dogs are often at risk for various types of heart disease depending on genetics, breed, age, and size. Many dogs show symptoms such as fainting, collapsing, lethargy or not wanting to play. If you suspect that your dog may have any of these symptoms of heart disease, contact your veterinarian to perform the proper testing.
- Cat Hearts – Cats can develop heart disease before your cat has any noticeable symptoms. It is important to get the recommended number of examinations each year to ensure your cat’s heart health.
- Spring Time Hazards For Your Pet – When the weather starts warming up that brings on more hazards for your cats and dogs. Tick and mosquito bites can lead to Heartworm in your dog, and Lymes disease in your dog or cat. Antifreeze, fertilizers, mulch, and metaldehyde can be poisonous if your dog or cat gets into them.
- Parasitic Diseases – All dogs and cats are at risk for external and internal parasites. The most common external parasites for dogs and cats are fleas and ticks. Tapeworms and roundworms are external parasites that can lead to long-term diseases such as Lyme disease or Heartworm.
- Tick-Borne Diseases – Ticks can spread a number of different diseases affecting dogs and cats. It is important to bring your dog or cat for annual testing at your local veterinarian. Protect your dog or cat against Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, and more by knowing the signs of tick-borne diseases.
- Pet Illness Won’t Always Be Obvious – can be ill even if they seem to be acting normal or just feeling a little under the weather. Veterinarians recommend an annual checkup at least once a year to prevent illnesses.
- Pet Protection – You can keep your cat or dog healthy by brushing their teeth regularly like we do as humans. Brushing your pet’s teeth promotes good oral hygiene and helps prevent future health problems. Keeping your pet on a wellness plan will also ensure a healthy life for your cat or dog.
- Hyperthyroidism In Dogs – Thyroid disorders are more common in middle-aged and older dogs. Symptoms of thyroid problems in dogs can slowly progress and go unnoticed for awhile, therefore, it is crucial to bring your dog to the vet more frequently the older they get.
- Hyperthyroidism In Cats – Hyperthyroidism typically affects cats aged seven and older, both male and female felines. The most common symptoms are weight loss, eating more with no weight gain, and restlessness. It is important to bring your cat to the vet every year for thyroid testing.
- Serious Signs of Pet Aging – If your cat or dog seems to be more lethargic or weak than usual it could be a sign of a more serious problem. It is important to bring your pet to the vet at least for one checkup a year to ensure the longevity of their cat or dog life.