Anaplasmosis in Dogs and Cats is Tick-Borne Disease

Anaplasmosis dogs and cats

Ana Anaplasmosis is a disease of dogs, and sometimes in cats, called Anaplasma phagocytophilum. This infectious organism is an unusual type of bacteria known as a rickettsial agent/bacterium. The disease is transmitted to our pets through a tick bite. As with some other tick-borne diseases, a tick must remain attached to the pet for more than 24 […]

Wobbler Syndrome in Dogs

wobbler syndrome in dogs

Wobbler’s syndrome is the common term used for a disease that causes issues in the cervical vertebrae (neck vertebrae) and leads to compression of the spinal cord and instability (also known as cervical vertebral instability or CVI). The name Wobbler’s Syndrome comes from the weak, uncoordinated drunken walk that affected dogs have, giving the appearance of […]

Allergic Conjunctivitis in Dogs and Cats

Allergic Conjunctivitis in Dogs

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva (the pink tissue) in the eye. The conjunctiva is a pinkish mucous-secreting membrane, similar to the lining of your mouth and nose, that covers the eyeball and lines the inner surface of the eyelids.  Inflammation anywhere is seen as red-ish, puffy tissue and is usually warm and painful and […]

Dry Eye or Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) in Companion Animals

Dry Eye or Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) in dogs

The lacrimal glands in companion animal eyes produce a lubricating tear film that moistens and protects the eyes. When this tear film is reduced or absent, the surface of the eye can become dry, irritated and even crack leading to painful ulcerations.  Tears also contain anti-bacterial proteins and salts and serve to flush away the […]

Pneumonia Management in Dogs and Cats

Pneumonia Management in Dogs and Cats The term pneumonia refers to a serious lung infection. More specifically, it refers to an infection in the deep lung tissues where oxygen exchange occurs and waste gases are removed.  Any time oxygen exchange is impaired, it has the potential to be life-threatening regardless of its cause, and there […]

Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

chocolate toxicity in dogs

Most pet owners know that chocolate is bad for dogs and can cause significant problems for a dog; cats are usually too finicky to eat it. But what signs of chocolate toxicity should you look for when you know your dog ate chocolate, and what should you do? Signs to Watch For The active ingredient in chocolate that causes […]

Cats Get Asthma

cat asthma

Find out if cats get asthma, if it’s the same as human asthma, and what treatment options are available. Read more….