The four seasons introduce many changes. Most evident are the precipitation and temperature differences. Your pets, like their kind in the wild, react to these seasonal shifts to boost their chances of survival. Read what seasonal changes mean for your pets.
Just like us, our animals can suffer from allergies. These occur when their immune system starts to see a normal, everyday substance as harmful and sets up defenses against it.
Most people who own pets treat them as family members. As such they get heartbroken if their pet disappears one day and they have no idea where to start with the search. Apart from identification tags and collars, pet microchips are becoming a trending way to keep tabs with your pet.
If the events in the world have taught us anything, it is that preparedness is key if things are to go as smoothly as possible in the event that a disaster strikes. You may well already have a plan in place for you and your family – where you will go, how you will get there, what you will take.
Food allergies happen when your pet’s immune system mistakenly identifies a protein from food as an invader, instead of a food item. This confusion triggers an immune response causing skin and gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more about causes and symptoms or call us at (813) 850-0600 with any questions.
Most people are familiar with what an ultrasound is, but far fewer realize that this valuable diagnostic tool is just as often used to detect problems in animals as it is in humans. Ultrasounds are a non-invasive way of letting your veterinarian see inside your pet’s body and give them the ability to better diagnose your pet.
Many people have heard of arthritis, but far fewer realize that it isn’t only a condition that affects humans. Dogs too can develop arthritis, with some breeds more likely to suffer from the condition than others. Although arthritis can be debilitating and painful, there are treatments available that can help and that can ensure that your pet gets to enjoy life with minimal pain and other negative effects from their condition. Here’s what you need to know about arthritis, including what can be done to treat arthritis pain in dogs.
If you are a dog owner, you might think that bad breath is just part of the canine lifestyle, but in reality, bad breath can be a sign of poor oral hygiene. This can, over time, cause periodontal disease or even tooth loss. Fortunately, it’s not too late to introduce your furry friend to an oral hygiene routine. Check out these dog dental care tips so your dog can not only have fresh breath, but healthy gums and teeth as well.
Adopting a pet is exciting and rewarding. You’ve already bonded with your new family member, and now, you’re ready to visit the vet for the first time. If this is your first pet, you have some questions about what will happen at the first visit. Let’s go over the details, so you’ll be prepared when you visit the vet.
If you haven’t had to be responsible for an animal before, there are probably many elements of their care that you are unfamiliar with. Without a doubt, one of the first things that you should do when you first bring your pet home, regardless of their age, is to schedule an appointment for a wellness exam. A pet wellness exam, also known by other names including an annual check-up or preventative care exam, is a veterinary appointment that is made with the intention of assessing your pet’s current health rather than because your pet is experiencing symptoms of a potential illness (although this may be the case).