Canine influenza has recently been diagnosed in the Triangle, and is highly contagious. The current strain in this area appears to be H3N2. A vaccine is available for this strain, and we are recommending it for all canine patients that come into contact with or...Read more
I am often asked about annual blood work. Questions range from, “I'm here for a wellness exam. Why should I have it done when my pet is healthy?” to, “Is this just a way...Read more
Does Your Pet Have Halitosis?
Most often feline and canine bad breath is caused by dental or gum disease. Plaque and tartar are the...
This question of whether dog parks are safe has been posed many times by dog lovers. There is much debate about this very subject among veterinary healthcare providers. Some feel it is a good way to socialize your furry friend. Others feel dogs could pick up a...Read more
There are many reasons for a dog to limp. No matter what the cause is, limping is typically a reaction to pain. The most common problems we see that cause limping are a soft tissue injury, a bone injury, a tumor, or...Read more
There are several types of mange (skin mites) that affect dogs, including canine scabies (sarcoptic mange), ear mites (otodectic mange), walking dandruff (cheyletiellosis), and trombiculosis. Demodicosis is not considered mange, but it is also caused by mites. Mange is caused by microscopic mites that invade...Read more