This story has been shared with owner’s permission. Heartworm disease is a preventable disease caused by the larva Dirofilaria immitis, but it could be fatal if not treated. In the past months in practice, I have seen a few pets with heart disease, but I have not yet treated a positive heartworm case. I recently […]
Mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, OH MY!
As summer drops its heat and rain upon us, we gear up for bug season (at least for the states with a snowy winter!). With these tiny, pesty arthropods comes a wide array of diseases that they carry and can possibly transmit not only to you but to your pets as well. Last summer I […]
Prevention is the Best Medicine
In my recent dental elective course, I learned that dental disease is actually the most common disease in dogs and cats and that about 85% of dogs over 3 years of age have dental disease. However, dental diseases are often overlooked. I still remember when my brother took his daughter to the dentist for dental […]