New Puppy Vaccinations By Jeanne Breneman When you take on the responsibility of a new puppy, keeping him healthy is top of mind. Vaccinating your pup is one of the first and most important things you can do to protect him from the devastating effects of some very...
The Barber Pole Worm in Sheep and Goats By Jeanne Breneman Stomach and intestinal worms are the single biggest health problem for small ruminant (goat and sheep) owners. Of the stomach and intestinal worms, the Barber Pole Worm (Haemonchus contortis) is considered the...
Common Small Ruminant Parasites and Diseases By Jeanne Breneman You can protect your herd (goats) or flock (sheep) from the most common diseases and parasites by practicing excellent animal husbandry, monitoring for parasite infection, and recognizing symptoms of...
Thinking About Getting Pet Insurance? By Jeanne Breneman Medical insurance for animals has been available in the U.S. since the early 1980s, and it has become increasingly popular in recent years. Pet owners are now looking at pet insurance a little differently than...
Latest Pet Update: Are dogs getting infected with COVID-19? Recently, a dog in Hong Kong tested positive for COVID-19 raising concerns that we can pass the virus to our pets and our pets can pass it to us. The dog was placed in quarantine and retested over several...
Water is essential for life, whether we are talking about people or our pets. It is just as important that our pets get plenty of clean drinking water as it is for us. Did you know that 70-80% of a dog's lean body mass is water? In veterinary medicine, we...
We all like to be considerate about what we eat and how it affects our health. Many pet owners want to do the same for their pets. With so many diet options and surrounding controversies, it can be hard to narrow down what’s best for your furry friend.
When it comes to dental care for your dog, it’s best to partner with a mobile vet service for the most thorough and least stressful experience.
Unfortunately for everyone involved, dog diarrhea is a common canine ailment, and one both you and your dog would rather avoid. But a common occurrence or not, a case of dog diarrhea can really catch you off guard. Timing, as they say, is everything. And intestinal distress seems to strike at the most inopportune moment.
As we travel around treating pets, we see a lot of the same problems popping up more often. One such issue that’s always prevalent is dogs with ear infections.
There’s a lot of controversy surrounding when the best age is to spay and neuter your pet. Some studies suggest that neutering your pet too early can cause cancer, muscle, or bone issues. Other studies have shown that your pet actually lives longer if they have been neutered.
The recent legalities and uses surrounding the use of cannabis products have created popularity, opportunities, challenges, and confusion for not only human consumption but for our animals as well.
When most people think of house pets, dogs and cats are the first, and maybe only, to come to mind. But when you’re looking for something a little smaller, softer, and better at hopping, why not consider a rabbit?
Fall always seems like a perfect season for walks outside—the weather is crisp, there’s still some good sunshine, and there are plenty of leaves for your dog to run around in.
This time of year, we hear a lot of talk about remembering to get our flu shots. And they are important—they can protect us from getting really sick and getting people around us sick.
One of the most frustrating conditions for pet owners is having an itchy pet.There is nothing more simultaneously exasperating and heartbreaking than having an animal that is constantly licking, chewing, and scratching. On top of that, chronic ear and skin infections secondary to allergies lead to foul odors, further discomfort, and costly veterinary bills.
We hear it all the time from pet owners – it’s such a shame that dogs and cats don’t live longer. Obviously, we agree! But there’s a lot we can do to ensure that our pets enjoy the best possible quality of life for as long as we do have them with us – through conscientious attention to their health, sensory perception, mobility, and mentality as they age. You and your veterinarian, working together, can help your pet age gracefully, and keep them as active members of the family throughout their senior years.
“How do you do this every day?” Clients ask us this question a lot. It usually arises as we stand before their beloved pet and walk them through the final moments of their pet’s life.
Maintaining your pet’s dental health is one of the most important pro-active health measures you can provide your animals. Along with vaccinations and good nutrition, the maintenance of exceptional dental health is a leader in affecting both the quality and length of pets’ lives!
Here’s something aspiring pet owners don’t always realize: having a pet you care for as a companion doesn’t mean you have to be a dog person, or even a cat person.
Pets are not just furry friends we keep in our homes— they’re loved and cherished members of our family. We try our best to give them a great life, and in exchange they give us endless love, affection, and companionship.
Are you looking to have a more personalized, convenient vet experience for your pet? Our veterinarians at Vet’s Here can help! We are a full-service mobile vet practice that performs all the functions of a traditional clinic, but with the added convenience of an at-your-doorstep approach. Your pooches and felines can receive top-quality veterinary care without leaving the comfort of home.
Fleas are tiny, quick and are a nuisance to get rid of. Not only do they infest your cat’s fur, but they also invade our homes and can transmit diseases to pet owners.Both indoor and outdoor cats can have flea problems! Due to their incredibly fastidious nature, cats tend to remove fleas via self-grooming prior them to being spotted by their owners. This means owners are often unaware of the true severity of the problem.
Flu season is in full swing for us pet owners, but it can be “ruff” for our furry friends too. Dog flu, also known as canine influenza (which is caused by H3N8 and H3N2 viruses), affects both dogs and cats and is just as contagious as the influenza we know.