Pets Are Important Too

  • 5 Things Guinea Pig Owners Need To Know About Ear Infections

    30 July 2015

    Guinea pigs are very delicate animals that can develop a wide range of illnesses. Some of these illnesses are also things that can affect people, like ear infections. Here are five things you need to know about ear infections in guinea pigs. What are the signs of an ear infection? The signs of an ear infection can be easy to miss since guinea pigs tend to hide any sign of weakness or illness.

  • Babesiosis: A Guide For Dog Owners

    30 July 2015

    If you're a dog owner, you probably know to be wary of deer ticks, since they spread Lyme disease. However, there's another tick-borne illness to be aware of, too. Babesiosis is an infection spread by the American dog tick and the brown dog tick. If you live in areas such as the West Coast, Florida, or the eastern United States where these species of ticks are present, then you need to know the basics about this disease in order to better protect your dog.

  • Removing Fleas From Your Pet And Home

    30 July 2015

    If you have noticed small crawling and hopping insects on your cat or dog's fur coat, they most likely have contracted fleas. Fleas are tiny parasites that cause skin problems for pets if they are not removed promptly. They can also start becoming embedded in your carpeting and bedding if they hop off of your pet. If you have never dealt with fleas before, you will most likely feel uncomfortable and anxious about helping your pet and removing them from your home.

  • Treatment Options For The Cat With Hyperthyroidism

    30 July 2015

    Has your veterinarian determined that your feline companion has a thyroid tumor? These are slow-growing tumors, but they do affect how the thyroid controls metabolism. There are three primary treatment options available. Factors such as your budget and lifestyle will help determine the approach that is best for your cat and you. Here are the three ways a cat clinic will treat hyperthyroidism and what you can expect from each.