Articles Tagged: “pet health”

Heartworm Disease

We wanted to share information about canine heartworm disease. For the health of our patients, we feel a responsibility to inform you about his preventable parasitic disease which can be potentially fatal. Heartworm is contracted when a mosquito feeds on  Continue Reading »

Update on Pet Insurance

Ultimately, many times medical decisions for pets are made based on the cost of treatment. Even when there is an affordable service we can offer, the cost may fall beyond the resources of some clients. We were recently offered a  Continue Reading »

Gabapentin for Pain Relief in Pets

Gabapentin was originally introduced as an antiepileptic drug in humans. Later it was discovered to have analgesic (pain relieving) properties. How it achieves this result is not understood. Used alone, Gabapentin is NOT effective in relieving pain. When used in  Continue Reading »

Adequan Injectable for Arthritis in Pets

Many clients understand that glucosamine is beneficial for treating arthritis. In fact, one of the most common questions asked is if glucosamine and chondroitin can benefit their dogs and cats. There are benefits from taking these supplements. There are 10  Continue Reading »

Obesity and Weight Management in Cats

Adopted from: Fat Cats: Understanding Feline Nutrition, Western Veterinary Conference 2010, Debra L. Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-SAIM Obesity is a growing problem in cats worldwide. Depending on the study cited, the number of obese or overweight cats ranges from 15%  Continue Reading »

Diets, Nutrition, and Your Pet

Nutrition plays a critical role in health, both in our pets as well as our own health. In the late 1930’s the first diet was developed to slow the progression of kidney disease in dogs and cats (k/d). From that  Continue Reading »