Leptospirosis and Your Pet: A CDC Fact Sheet

This Centers for Disease Control & Prevention fact sheet is designed to assist pet owners in answering questions related to leptospirosis in pets. Leptospirosis is a disease that can affect human and animals, including your pets. All animals can potentially become infected with leptospirosis. While for many years occurrence among pets was rare, the disease has been diagnosed more […]

Diets, Grain-Free Food and Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heart Problems Can be Diet Related Thirty years ago, veterinarians recognized deficiency of an amino acid (taurine) as the most common cause of dilated cardiomyopathy in cats.  This is a very specific type of heart disease where the heart muscle stretches, gets thinner and cannot properly contract.  Cats fed taurine-free diets were unknowingly given cardiac complications. Felines […]

Cats and Dental Care in Cats

Feline dental care is perhaps the most overlooked and under-treated area in small animal medicine. Cats are affected by many of the same dental problems that affect dogs, including periodontal diseases, fractured teeth, and oral growths. Cats are also plagued with tooth resorption and inflammation. More than half of cats over three years old have tooth […]