Does Your Furry Friend Have A Hidden Protozoan Infection?

Everyone is aware of canine parasites, both internal and external. You've likely even treated your dog for roundworms or fleas. But one category of parasites you may not have heard of is protozoa. Canine protozoan infections are more common than you might think. It's important to know how to prevent these organisms and treat them should your furry friend become infected. Protozoa Basics Protozoa are one-celled parasitic organisms. The two types of protozoa that are of concern to dog owners are coccidia and giardia. Read More 

Can It Wait Until Morning? Knowing When To Rush Your Dog To The Animal Hospital

Perhaps the most difficult question for any responsible dog owner to answer is whether or not their sick dog's need for vet services can wait until the morning or if they need to rush them to a local animal hospital for immediate care. After all, no one wants to be responsible for their dog's prolonged suffering. However, like traditional emergency care, veterinary emergency care will come with a premium price tag. Read More 

Here’s Why Regular Blood Pressure Checks for Cats With Kidney Disease Is a Must

Finding out that your cat has kidney disease can be difficult for a pet parent. While kidney disease is ultimately fatal, that doesn't mean that your cat can't live a pleasant and comfortable life for the immediate future. However, it's important to take extra steps to help support this kind of lifestyle when a cat is coping with kidney disease. Here's why getting your cat's blood pressure checked regularly should be one of your steps. Read More 

What Should You Do When Your Cat Tears One Of Their Nails?

Cats don't often break and tear their nails since their nails grow differently than human nails. Cat nails grow in layers, so damage to the nail typically results in the upper layers shedding away, leaving healthy nail layers underneath. Deep damage to a nail, however, will damage all of the nail layers, resulting in pain and bleeding. A torn nail typically isn't a serious problem, but it needs to be managed — it can lead to infection, which can cause serious health issues if the infection allowed to spread. Read More 

Is It Safe To Go To The Vet During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

When a pet has a health problem or is due for its regular check-up, most pet parents immediately make an appointment. However, now is not an ordinary time. With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, you might be hesitant to go outside if you don't absolutely have to. However, you should never neglect your pet's health. If you're worried about danger to you and potentially your pet by going to the veterinarian's office, here's what you should know. Read More