Is your older cat in pain?

Is your older cat in pain?

It can be very difficult to tell if older cats are in pain for several different reasons. It is not unusual for felines to lounge around, they are often very stoic, and they are great at hiding pain or disease. Since changes are often gradual and signs can be subtle, detecting there is an issue can be challenging.

Dog Bite Prevention Week

Dog Bite Prevention Week

More than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and more than 800,000 of these require medical attention according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Nearly half of these bites involve children, and children are far more likely to be severely injured. In order to raise awareness and focus on the importance of safe human-dog interactions, the second week in April is dedicated to dog bite prevention.

Heartworm disease: Two simple steps that can save your pet’s life

Heartworm disease: Two simple steps that can save your pet’s life

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States. Protecting pets from heartworm disease requires annual testing and year-round preventative therapy. Read the following facts to learn about the disease and to protect your pet.

Your dog is limping – when do you seek veterinary care?

Your dog is limping – when do you seek veterinary care?

Dogs will limp for a variety of reasons, some musculoskeletal and some systemic. There are times when the cause is simple – a thorn in a toe, salty/irritated paws in the winter, or a torn/broken nail. Other times the cause is quite serious – torn ligaments, broken bones, infection, or even cancer.