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July 29, 2015

Intestinal parasites are very common in dogs and cats. Pets can become exposed to these parasites from the environment, through drinking their mother’s milk, and even from exposure that occurs in the uterus before they are even born! They can also become infected while...

April 4, 2015

So now that you have learned all about why heartworm disease is so bad for pets, let’s talk about some ways to prevent it. For all the difficulty in treating heartworm disease, it is one of the easiest infections to prevent. You can either put your pet in a space suit...

March 22, 2015

If you have a dog or cat, you’ve probably heard a lot about heartworm disease, as us veterinarians like to spend a lot of time talking about it. Heartworms, as you might imagine from the clever nomenclature, are worms that live in the blood vessels of the lungs and the...

December 21, 2014

This week one of my patients needed a cystocentesis (cyst-toe-cent-pieces with a silent P) performed. “Wow,” you might say, ”That sounds horrible: A cyst on a toe as big as a penny in pieces?”

Although, I like to use long scary doctor words, “cysto” means we are talking...