Pets

Pet Talk: Caring for Older Pets
Pets are more than just our companions—they are a part of the family. As your pet ages, it is important to consult your veterinarian for help providing the proper care for...
Pet Talk: Kennel Cough in Dogs
Like humans, dogs can experience a noisy, dry cough caused by an irritated throat. However, persistent coughing paired with a fever, nasal or ocular discharge, or loss of...
Pet Talk: Treating and Preventing Fleas
When dog and cat owners notice their pet excessively scratching, biting, and licking, many of them associate these signs with fleas. With so many products on the market for...
Pet Talk: Equine Lameness
Equine lameness affects all types horses—whether they are ridden for pleasure, racing, or sport. Lameness, a health condition that affects a horse’s gait, is the most...
Pet Talk: Preventing Diabetes in Dogs
Diabetes mellitus, also called sugar diabetes, is becoming more prevalent in today’s society. Like humans, dogs can develop diabetes and may need medical care throughout...
Pet Talk: Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs
Like humans, it is normal for dogs to experience the occasional upset stomach, or episode of diarrhea, but experiencing severe symptoms, such as bloody stools, may be a...
Pet Talk: Ear Infections in Dogs
Many dog owners have witnessed their pet excessively scratching their ears or rubbing their head on a hard surface. Some owners may even notice redness, swelling, or odor...
Pet Talk: Preventing Obesity in Pets
Like humans, pets can become obese and develop excess body fat, which can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes or degenerative joint disease. In order to...
Pet Talk: Parvovirus in Puppies
Vaccinations can prevent many illnesses in puppies, but viruses such as canine parvovirus are still a threat to dogs with developing immune systems. Young puppies often...
Pet Talk: Thanksgiving Pet Safety
Thanksgiving is when many people express gratitude for the blessings in life. For many of us, our pets are included in our thoughts of appreciation. Although you may...
Pet Talk: Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs
Shock absorption between our bones is essential to perform normal physical activities. Just like humans, dogs can injure their bones and their joints, making every day...
Pet Talk: Preventing Diabetes in Cats
Diabetes mellitus (also called sugar diabetes) is becoming more common in our society. Genetics and lifestyle play an important role in humans; however numerous processes...
Pet Talk: Halloween Pet Safety
Though many people get a thrill from the frightening masks and costumes on Halloween night, our pets are less likely to appreciate the spooky tradition. To ensure your...
Pet Talk: Ferret Distemper
While it is not legally required by law to vaccinate pet ferrets for canine distemper, it is imperative for pet owners to protect their ferrets against this fatal and...
Pet Talk: Feline Leukemia
Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a relatively common infection in cats. Approximately two to three percent of the United States’ feline population is infected with the...