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 […]
How to Talk About Pet Dental Care
One of the most common concerns in general practice is periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is progressive and painful, affecting a pet’s overall well-being. For that reason, it is so important to talk about pet dental care at home and in the clinic. When speaking with owners, I start my dental consult by explaining the stages […]
To Treat or Not to Treat?
A tiny dog with a grapefruit-sized mammary tumor received a mastectomy at our hospital about two months ago. I saw the little Yorkie the other day since her owner noticed that the lumps came back. I had the conversation about metastasis with her, and she understood that it was not a good prognosis. She was […]