Knee Injuries in Dogs: Why Does It Happen & How Can It Be Treated?
The knee joint of a dog is one of the weakest in the body. Just as football players and skiers frequently suffer knee injuries, dogs also ha
Corneal Ulcers in Dogs & Cats
An erosion through a few layers of the epithelium is called a corneal erosion or a corneal abrasion.
Collapsed Trachea in Dogs: What is it and How is it Treated?
What is a collapsed trachea? The trachea, also known as the windpipe, is an important structure, which connects the throat to the lungs. It serves the purpose of directing air into the respiratory tract. The normal trachea is tubular. It maintains its shape because of a series of rings made of cartilage. These rings do not completely encircle the trachea. Instead, they go from the 2 o'clock to 10 o'clock positions. The remainder of the trachea is composed of a flexible m
PERIODONTAL DISEASE & CLEANING IN DOGS AND CATS
Periodontal (gum) disease is very common in cats and dogs over 3 years of age. Teeth cleaning is available to keep your pet's teeth heal
What Is That Smell?
ANAL SAC DISEASE IN DOGS What are anal sacs? The anal sacs are located on either side of the anus at the 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock positions; they are positioned just under the skin. They connect to the anus by means of small canals or ducts. Anal sacs produce and store a dark, foul-smelling fluid. These are the same type of organs that a skunk has to scare away its enemies. Although dogs can use these for the same purpose, most dogs live in an environment that has no enemi
Can we safely say our pets are reaching their senior years?
As much as we hate to say it, our babies will one day get old and cross the rainbow bridge. But what if we could extend their life span by just a couple of years? That sounds like something I would definitely invest in. We've probably been seeing your babies for years now. If you're like most of our clients we are probably doing annual vaccines, heart-worm checks, routine preventatives, etc. It may be that after years of doing annuals it may be time that we now have to do ext