Matters of the Heart—Common Pet Heart Diseases

The heart rarely gets the credit it deserves—steadily beating away for the duration of our pets’ lives. The heart seems only to attract our attention when it’s abnormal—when it skips a beat, races, flutters, or stops. University Veterinary Hospital wants to help you learn about common pet heart diseases, so that you never take a [...]

By |2021-09-03T23:01:17+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Pet Care|0 Comments

Administering Medications: A Pet Owner’s Guide

Do you quiver with fear when you’re handed your pet’s prescription and told you need to administer the medication twice daily? Are you already mentally counting the scratches as you try to give your cat their antibiotics? If you’re familiar with these situations, you’re not alone. Many pet owners dread medicating their pets, especially because [...]

By |2021-07-16T15:28:49+00:00July 16th, 2021|Pet Care|0 Comments

5 Ways to Enrich You Indoor Cat’s Environment

While routine feline veterinary care is at the forefront of their overall well-being, indoor cats have a special set of additional needs. As a species naturally inclined to prowl, climb, and predate, cats need opportunities to practice their special skills to feel fulfilled. Outdoor cats can easily apply these abilities, but they run the risk [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:24+00:00January 25th, 2021|Pet Care|0 Comments

Separation Anxiety: Diagnosis and Management

Separation anxiety is a psychological condition in which pets, usually dogs, become excessively stressed when their owners leave them alone. Affected dogs can display adverse behaviors, such as incessant barking, inappropriate elimination, and destructive activities, that can lead to neighbor complaints, animal control official visits, and significant property damage. Separation anxiety can be so severe [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:25+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Pet Care|0 Comments

Does my animal need chiropractic care

Does my animal need chiropractic care? Animal chiropractic is taking human chiropractic techniques and applying it to animals as a hands-on, non-surgical, drug-free healthcare modality that may help improve orthopedic and neurologic conditions. An exam includes a detailed orthopedic and neurologic exam, stance and gait analysis, and static/motion palpation of the spine and joints in [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:25+00:00October 3rd, 2020|Pet Care|0 Comments

Cognitive Dysfunction: How to Support Your Aging Pet

If you know someone who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you likely understand how cognitive disorders can be debilitating. As dogs and cats age, they can suffer from similar impairments, often marked by a series of behavior and neurologic changes. While we don’t fully understand the cause of cognitive dysfunction in pets, the similarities [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:25+00:00September 30th, 2020|Pet Care|0 Comments

Feline Health and Veterinary Care: Your Questions, Answered

Cats have nine lives, so we don’t really need to worry about them, right? Wrong. While felines are known for their resiliency and independence, they still rely on us for their basic needs. And, since cats are experts at hiding pain and illness, regular veterinary care is essential for catching diseases early, preventing avoidable issues, [...]

By |2021-03-17T21:43:25+00:00August 15th, 2020|Pet Care, Seasonal Checkups|0 Comments