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What You Need to Know About Hypothyroidism in Dogs
Did you know that hypothyroidism is the most common hormone imbalance in dogs? Similar to humans, we know that iodine deficiency leads to the thyroid gland (located near the dog’s throat). However, dogs do not show that classic goiter that is often seen in humans with hypothyroidism. Instead, [...]
Putting the ABLE in Disabled—Care of the Down Dog
Some of you may or may not know this but I had a patient that turned into my furson. Cosmo, a handsome long-haired dachshund, presented to me at the age of 2 for paralysis of his back legs after jumping off a deck and chasing after a squirrel. [...]
Dental Disease in Your Pets Too!
Did you know that dental disease is one of the most common medical conditions seen by veterinarians? It’s also THE most common questions I get asked all the time—How do I brush my pet’s teeth? It’s important to know that over 80% of dogs and cats over the [...]
Should I Get a Male Dog or a Female Dog, Doc?
This is a question that I receive at least once a day. My fellow pet parents can attest to the fact that there are noticeable behavioral differences to the male and female dog. And the other question I get asked is, “Should I get a male or female [...]
Pyometra: A Disease in our Female Dogs & Cats That Is an EMERGENCY
In celebration of women’s health, it is only fair to celebrate the health of our female dogs and cats! The most common diseases associated in the female dogs and cats include: Abnormal or Difficult Birth (Dystocia) False Pregnancy (Pseudopregnancy) Follicular Cysts Mastitis Metritis Ovarian Remnant Syndrome Pyometra Subinvolution [...]
Pet Dementia? Yes It’s a Thing And Here’s What You Need to Know!
As we work to appreciate and respect brain awareness month in March, I want you to understand that it also affects our four-legged friends! Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD) syndrome is a condition related to the aging of a dog's brain, which ultimately leads to changes in awareness, deficits [...]
Virtual Care is Everywhere… Even in The Veterinary Space
How nice would it be for you to have a one-on-one virtual visit with your veterinarian from home? Wouldn’t it be great if the veterinarian can see the behavior of your dog and cat in the comfort of their own home, without stressing them in for frequent visits? [...]
“That’s How ‘Eyeroll’ — Yes Even Our Furry Friends Develop Ocular Disease!”
Yes that’s right, even our four-legged friends can develop eye problems! Think of those adorable Boston Terriers, Frenchies, Pugs and other dogs that have those bulging eyes which can be a propensity for ocular diseases such as corneal ulcers, dry eye, glaucoma and much more. Sine the focus [...]
Jingle Jangle of The Collar – Seasonal Allergies in Pets
You may hear that jingle jangle of their collar from your furbaby scratching themself. Or the excessive licking of their feet, scooting, biting, ear shaking, the list goes on! As we enter the warmer seasons, just like you our pets can suffer from seasonal allergies. So how can [...]