The Dangers of Hypertension in Cats

By | 2018-09-06T03:05:13+00:00 September 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure, and, just like humans, the blood pressures of cats and dogs can rise to dangerous levels. The top number in a blood pressure is known as the systolic blood pressure. A normal systolic blood pressure for cats and dogs is between 120 and 130 mm Hg [...]

Canine Flu

By | 2018-09-11T06:21:36+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When was Canine Influenza first diagnosed? The first documented cases of canine flu occurred in racetrack greyhounds around 2003 and was the H3N8 strain. Since then, canine flu has been confirmed in 39 different states across the country. This strain of flu is believed to have originated from a strain of horse flu within the [...]

What Are Lymph Nodes?

By | 2018-10-11T11:40:53+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped nodules of tissue located under the skin and within body cavities. These are often mistakenly referred to as glands, and when they become enlarged or firm, referred to as “swollen glands”. Lymph nodes are a very important part of the immune system and create the cells that help fight infection [...]

Is the World Spinning for your Pet??

By | 2018-08-21T00:54:08+00:00 August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

When the world is spinning. Recognizing Vestibular Syndrome in your pet. Many times I have seen a client bring in their beloved pet to the hospital terrified that they have suffered from a stroke. They are stumbling, seem disoriented, often can’t walk. While a stroke can definitely occur in a pet, another very common problem, [...]

Arthritis Got You Down?

By | 2018-08-03T16:54:43+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Did you that elderly pets, just like people, can develop arthritis? Arthritis is simply inflammation of joints and can affect the legs, toes, back, and neck area in dogs and cats. Arthritis leads to stiffness, soreness and possibly limping. The symptoms of arthritis can sometimes be passed off as your pet just “getting old” and [...]

Why University Veterinary Hospital Chooses to Be AAHA-Accredited

By | 2018-07-21T23:25:48+00:00 July 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Congratulations! At UVH, your pet is receiving the highest level of veterinary care available. That’s because we’re accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), a distinction that fewer than 15 percent of animal hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada can claim. July 22 is AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day, and we’re ready to celebrate.   Why [...]

6 Ways to Prevent and Treat Noise Anxiety in Your Pet

By | 2018-07-02T12:09:12+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When you think of summer, you might think of pool parties, backyard barbecues, Fourth of July celebrations, or road trips. And, while there isn’t much to dislike about summer, the loud noises that can accompany some of our favorite summertime activities, like fireworks, can be terrifying for our pets. Noise anxiety is not uncommon in [...]

Ways to medicate your pet

By | 2018-06-12T04:02:00+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Pet Care, Pet Safety|

How to Administer Medication to Your Pet Giving a pet his medication can sometimes feel like herding cats, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips to ensure your pet is getting the medication he needs without any accompanying stress or trauma (for either of you!).   Make it taste good [...]