Why Does my Vet Want a Poop Sample?

By |2019-03-29T23:11:11+00:00March 29th, 2019|Pet Care|

BMs, bowel movements, poop, all also known as feces... no matter what you call it... UVHvets wants to test it!!! Let’s talk Poop! All cats and dogs do it but is something living in your pets’ feces?? What’s the scoop on Poop? It’s April STOOLS day... we could have so many headers for this important [...]

How to Protect Your Pet from Fleas and Ticks

By |2019-03-12T15:05:31+00:00March 12th, 2019|Pet Care|

Outdoor activities can quickly become unpleasant if your pet brings hitchhiking pests home. Fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance—they have the potential to cause extreme irritation to you and your pets. Even worse, they can transmit harmful diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and tapeworm infections. Flea and tick [...]

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

By |2019-02-08T03:40:36+00:00February 8th, 2019|Pet Care, Uncategorized|

Your pet’s dental health is important. Without preventive care, including daily tooth brushing and annual veterinary cleanings, tartar can accumulate on the surface of your pet’s teeth and beneath the gum line. If left untreated, painful periodontal disease will develop. The tartar beneath the gum line can introduce bacteria into your pet’s bloodstream, where it [...]

So your Dog is Coughing!!!

By |2019-01-25T17:35:02+00:00January 25th, 2019|Pet Care, Seasonal Checkups|

Is your dog coughing? Is it something to worry about? When do I call the vet? Is my other pet going to start coughing too? We all cough from time to time. Usually it is an uncommon occurrence and there is a tickle in the throat. We cough once and it’s over. Dogs are the [...]

What’s in a Veterinary Wellness Workup?

By |2019-01-09T02:21:28+00:00January 9th, 2019|Pet Care|

While a yearly wellness exam may seem unnecessary if your cat or dog appears to be healthy, a wealth of information is discovered about your pet’s health during these routine visits. Thorough physical examinations alone may not detect diseases, and yearly lab tests are a safe way to catch illnesses in their early stages so [...]

Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

By |2018-12-04T03:49:39+00:00December 4th, 2018|Pet Care|

Benefits of Spay and Neuter One of the most common things a client asks a veterinarian is “Should I spay or neuter my pet?”. Female: If you have no intentions of breeding a pet in the future, then yes. Spaying dogs decreases the likelihood of mammary tumors, prevents unwanted puppies, eliminates the risk for a [...]

A Scary Syndrome…Seizures. Let’s get you informed!

By |2018-11-27T04:11:57+00:00November 27th, 2018|Pet Care|

What is a seizure? In the brain cells called neurons fire like electrical signals to run the entire body. In a seizure a group of these neurons start sending these signals all at once without a purpose or direction. The end result is typically generalized shaking/tremors, paddling, vocalizing or urination/defecation. This is called a grand [...]

My dog has an ear infection…..AGAIN! So what gives??

By |2018-11-13T04:42:25+00:00November 13th, 2018|Pet Care|

My dog has an ear infection…..AGAIN!  So what gives?? Ear infections are one of the most common things that we as veterinarians treat on a daily basis.  Ear infections are painful, itchy and basically just stink (literally)! Ear infections are not very common in people, usually affecting children and rarely adults, but dogs have recurrent [...]