Hyperthermia (Heat Stroke)

Body temperature may be elevated because of an infection (fever), but it may also increase because of hot and/or humid conditions outside.  An increased body temperature caused by environmental conditions is commonly referred to as hyperthermia, heatstroke, and heat prostration.  Hyperthermia may be a life-threatening condition, and does require immediate treatment.  A dog’s normal body […]

Surge Of Homeless Animals Puts Harris County Shelter In Tough Spot

Today, instead of focusing on illnesses that affect companion animals, the recent flooding and increased animals left without homes, deserves some time and attention as ways that we can all help. Below is taken from https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org Dogs are housed at the Harris County Animal Shelter, which is currently severely overcrowded. The Harris County Animal Shelter is […]

Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) in Toy Breed Dogs Is A Serious Matter

The creation of different dog breeds represents centuries of selective breeding to create true lines of dogs all with similar desired characteristics. Somewhere in all this breeding and selection, toy breeds were deemed desirable and were hence developed. Some typical examples of these very small dogs are Chihuahua, Yorkshire Terrie, Maltese, Toy Poodle, and Pomeranian. […]

Hairballs in Cats

“He’s throwing up hairballs all the time. I’m tired of stepping on slimy hair.” To the client, the problem is simple. But to the veterinarian, it’s much more complicated. When cats groom themselves and their feline friends, hair gets caught on the barbs of the tongue. That hair then is swallowed. In a “healthy” cat, […]