Treating Heartworm Disease

Download Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that damages the heart, lungs, and related blood vessels. Dogs and cats are at risk for becoming infected with heartworms. Heartworm disease in dogs is treatable, but in some cases, treatment can be costly and complicated. There are no approved products for heartworm treatment in

Vaccine-Associated Sarcomas in Cats

Download Vaccine-associated sarcomas are cancerous tumors that occur at vaccination sites in cats. Approximately 1 to 2 out of every 10,000 vaccinated cats develop this condition. Your cat should be seen by a veterinarian if you notice swelling at the vaccination site that grows larger after 1 month, is bigger than 2 cm (0.79 inches),

Winter Hazards and Your Dog

Download Winter can be hazardous for dogs, and it is important to be aware of the dangers to keep your pet healthy. There are indoor and outdoor winter threats to dogs, especially around the holiday season. What You Need to Know As the temperatures outside start to get lower and you prepare for colder weather,

Trimming Your Cat's Nails

Download   Nail trimming should be a calm, stress-free experience for you and your cat. If your cat experiences pain from nail trimming, you will probably have trouble trimming his or her nails in the future, so make sure that you clip just the tip of each nail. Contact your veterinarian if you are unsure

Valvular Heart Disease

Download Heart valves help control movement of blood through the heart; valvular heart disease can develop when heart valves are not working properly. Your veterinarian may recommend a cardiac evaluation if valvular heart disease is suspected. Most cases of valvular heart disease are treated with medication, but severely affected pets may not survive, despite medical

Xylitol Toxicosis

Download Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is safe for people but can cause low blood sugar and liver damage in dogs. Toxic effects of xylitol in dogs can occur within 10 to 15 minutes, but may be delayed up to a few days. If you suspect that your dog has eaten a product containing