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Canine Parvovirus

What is Canine “Parvo”? Running scared? No need to if you get the right information about Canine Parvovirus. Canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is a relatively new disease that appeared for the first time in dogs in 1978. Because of the severity of the disease and its rapid spread through the canine [...]

How to Give Your Dog or Cat a Pill

Fido or Kitty needs medication or a much-needed supplement. Unfortunately, the medicine or vitamin in question only comes in pill form. That means you’re probably going to have a devil of a time trying to get your cat or dog to open wide and swallow. So what’s the best way to pill your animal [...]

Canine Halitosis

Does Fido have bad breath? This condition – also known as canine halitosis – is usually caused by dental or gum disease. Persistent halitosis, however, could be an indicator of more serious medical problems that involve the respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, liver or kidneys. The first thing to do is look at what your [...]

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

One of the health problems older cats face is hyperthyroidism or high thyroid levels. After certain age and for reasons that are still not quite understood, feline thyroid glands began producing excess amounts of the thyroid hormone. This in turn can cause such problems as high blood pressure, heart disease, weight loss and digestive [...]

5 Human Foods Not to Feed Your Cat

You want to give Kitty the very best of everything, including food. But watch out! However tempted you may be to feed your cat from your plate, pantry or fridge, you need to be aware that certain kinds of human food can put felines at risk for gastrointestinal problems and worse. 1. Chocolate Chocolate [...]

Health Problems for Cats

Watch for cat health issues ! The pet insurance industry keeps track of the health issues with both dogs and cats. This is quite helpful as it provides a starting place for pet owners to watch out for these conditions and seek immediate help if their symptoms are seen. So here are [...]

Pet Pancreatitis

I want to talk about pancreatitis. It’s not a term that most people know. In fact I think very few people know that term. Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, which is one of the organs in your belly that helps with digestion. Now when the pancreas gets inflamed it hurts. You [...]

Outdoor Pet Birds and Feather Mites

Outdoor Pet Birds and Feather Mites Do you keep your pet bird in an outdoor cage or aviary? If so, then you need to know that your feathered friend is susceptible to the red mite, a parasite that only lives outdoors. Feather mites typically attach themselves to the skin of a bird and rarely [...]

Leash-train Your Cat in 10 Easy Steps

Most people think that you can’t leash-train your cat. While it’s true that felines may be as easy to train as dogs, you can indeed teach Kitty how to walk more or less by your side at the end of a leash. Even older cats can be trained if you have the patience. Here [...]

Dogs and Dismembered Teddy Bears

If your dog swallows a part of one of these, definitely bring him in to see us. Dr. Savita Wadhwani, owner and vet at Wells Branch Pet and Bird Clinic, talks about a recent unusual operation involving a dog…and a teddy bear: There was a dog that the owner brought in and [...]