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
The topic of spaying and neutering pets is somewhat controversial and the answer to this question may be different depending on who you are asking. In general, the veterinary profession is in agreement that it is in the best interest of the pets...Read more
There are many reasons your veterinarian would perform intestinal and/or gastric (stomach) surgery on your pet. These include the following.Read more
- Because our pets at times ingest foreign material (like garbage, sticks, clothing, strings, toys, etc.) we may have to intervene and retrieve those objects via surgery.
- Some cancers are detected in the stomach and intestine. There would...
Infection with heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) is known to be a serious problem, particularly in the southeastern United States. Cats have been considered to be at low risk for this infection because they are not the preferred host. Over the last decade more infections in cats...Read more
Thousands of pets have been misplaced during natural disasters. The devastation caused by hurricanes and tornadoes can leave people and their pets without housing. In the panic of evacuation many animals are left in individual homes or in shelters. In the event of an emergency, do you have a disaster preparedness plan for your pet? These...Read more
Why does my cat snarfle all of the time?Does your cat sneeze, have runny eyes, or sound like Darth-Cat most of the time? Is he really great at timing his sneezing fits for when your face is right there to catch it? Wondering...
Vomiting in cats and dogs has many different causes. It is important to have your pet examined by a veterinarian to determine the most likely cause and appropriate treatment. Duration of vomiting is broken into acute versus chronic vomiting. Acute vomiting is vomiting lasting less than 2...Read more
From time to time some cats will have a black or yellow discharge in their ears, or smelly ears. This may be a sign of a problem. Here are some of the causes of cat ear odor and discharge.Read more