Archive for December 2013
Are Our Cats Plotting Against Us?
The story reads like a science fiction novel…a tiny, microscopic parasite infiltrates your brain, causing delusions and thoughts of suicide. The evil perpetrator spreading these harmful bugs destined to destroy the human race resides among us and may, this very moment, be sleeping on your lap. The only problem? This story is not fiction and comes straight from recent headlines. Here’s the question…Is there a real concern here?Read More
Holiday Safety Tips for Pet Owners
Every holiday season, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center fields calls dealing with several common holiday situations that put pets at risk. Wrapped Presents Gifts are a surprising source of toxicities during the holidays. If you are going to wrap any food (especially chocolate), dog treats, or dog toys, keep the items in a safe…Read More
Bordetella…The Misunderstood Vaccine
It’s a common comment heard in many veterinary hospitals…”we don’t need the kennel cough vaccination…we never board or kennel our dog”. Despite the owner’s insistence that their pet isn’t at risk, most people would be surprised to find out that this disease can be found in a wide variety of places. Infectious tracheobronchitis, more commonly…Read More
Veterinary Medicine Online – Calling Dr. Google?
It’s not hard to find pet health information on the Internet. But, the challenge is finding advice and information from sources that you can trust. What can you do to make sure that the recommendations and opinions you find will actually help? And…what about those review sites? Can they help you find a veterinarian when you need one?Read More