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.
Compassionate Care Animal Hospital announces its 2019 Sunday Event Series and Pet Training! We are expanding our hospital services to provide enhanced training and behavior education for you and your pets.
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.
Imagine a vet visit from the cat’s perspective. You are happily lounging in a familiar and happy spot. The next thing you know, your human is trying to convince you that cramming into this strange plastic box is a good idea.
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.
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.
The pancreas is a vital organ that it situated on the right side of the abdomen next to the stomach. The pancreas produces hormones like insulin and enzymes that aid in food digestion. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, the condition is called pancreatitis.
Would you know if your dog developed a life-threatening condition requiring immediate treatment? “Bloat” – also known as Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) or gastric torsion – is a life-threatening emergency.
For every pet parent, a product recall is upsetting and unsettling. A recall undermines our confidence in not just the affected product, but the supply chain and manufacturing of everything we use to care for our loved ones.
Kidney disease is a major cause of illness and death in dogs and cats. Symptoms do not usually appear until 75% of kidney function has been lost. If caught early, an animal can live with this condition for years.