Urinalysis and Early Kidney Disease Detection

Download   In kidney disease, the kidneys do not function properly. Acute (sudden) kidney disease may be reversible, but chronic (long-term) kidney disease is usually progressive, meaning that it worsens over time. Kidney disease can be detected early with the help of a urinalysis. A urinalysis is an examination of a dog’s or cat’s urine

Weight Check

Download   A weight check is the measurement of your pet’s weight and the evaluation of your pet’s body condition. A weight check should be performed at every veterinary examination and any time you notice changes in your pet’s weight. Unexpected weight loss may be the first sign of diseases such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism in

Tracheal Collapse

Download Tracheal collapse occurs in dogs when the cartilage of the trachea loses some of its stiffness, causing the wall of the trachea to collapse inward as the dog breathes.  Clinical signs may not occur unless a secondary condition is also present; these include being obese and inhaling irritants such as cigarette smoke. Clinical signs

Urinary Tract Disease in Cats

Download Urinary tract disease is a very general term used to describe any one of several conditions that can affect any part of the urinary tract. Clinical signs associated with urinary tract disease vary depending on the exact condition. Some types of urinary tract disease can be reversed with treatment, while other conditions, such as

West Nile Virus and Your Pet

West Nile virus is usually transmitted to dogs and cats through the bite of an infected mosquito. Clinical signs of infection in dogs and cats may be very mild or absent. Protecting your pets from mosquitoes will reduce their risk of exposure to West Nile virus. Ask your veterinarian about safe and effective mosquito-repellant products

Training Your Dog

Even if you’re just looking for a pet to be a companion, training is still important to the relationship you hope to share with your dog. You may choose only “basic” training, like learning sit, stay, and come, or you may want more advanced training options. Ask your veterinarian for recommendations, and check out the