Thursday, August 22, 2019

Canine Distemper

Canine Distemper (aka Hard Pad Disease) is a devastating virus. Puppies less than four months of age are most susceptible, but an adult dog can also be at risk. The good news is you...

Canine Parvovirus

Getting a puppy is a very exciting time, but making sure the puppy is healthy is extremely important. While many puppies are vaccinated early for Parvovirus they can still come down with clinical disease. What...

Anal Gland Problems in Pets

It is the dreaded scoot or the foul smell, the chasing the tail or the sudden scream. You call your Vet and they say it may be your pet’s anal glands?  What are anal glands? The...

Ehrlichia and what you need to know

The ticks are out, and in some areas they never go away. We always hear about Lyme disease but Ehrlichia is something many people don’t know about. Ehrlichia is another tickborne disease. Typically, Ehrlichia...

FDA Highlights Dog Food Brands Associated With Heart Disease

The FDA has released results of an investigation with a warning about 16 “grain-free” dog food brands that pose a high risk of heart disease in dogs. The administration launched this investigation following reports about...

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal diseases seen in dogs. It is a congenital disease that can cause lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is caused by a combination...

FDA reissues warning on the dangers of xylitol for Dogs

The FDA has once again warned pet owners about the dangers of xylitol, a type of sugar alcohol that is common in many sugar-free foods. Although the substance is safe for humans, it can...

Erhlichia and what you should know

The ticks are out, in some areas they never go away. We always hear about Lyme disease but Ehrlichia is something many people don’t hear about or don't know what is it. So when...

Brucellosis confirmed in Iowa

The Iowa State Veterinarian has confirmed cases of Canine Brucellosis. This is a zoonotic disease which means it can be transferred from an animal to a human. Where did it originate? A small breeding facility called...

6 Common Eye Conditions in Dogs

Eye issues in dogs can be mild but develop into severe conditions that can result in blindness. This is why when your dog has an eye problem they are evaluated as soon as possible....

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