What are Bladder Tumors in Dogs? and how can you test for them…

By | 2018-11-13T04:38:15+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ultrasound of a Urinary Bladder in a Dog, the red circle is around a bladder mass.   Cancer detection tests are not common in veterinary medicine for a variety of reasons, but fortunately this is a large area of research right now. The ability to use less invasive tests to detect cancer earlier [...]

Cancer Treatment for a Pet: What Does It Mean?

By | 2018-11-06T09:55:13+00:00 November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There are a variety of treatment options available for pets diagnosed with cancer. The following is a general overview of the most common treatment options. The cost, specific schedule, and number of treatments varies depending on the type and location of cancer, so your veterinarian can provide specific details based on your pet’s case. Surgery [...]

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for Pets

By | 2018-10-09T16:27:18+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Regenerative medicine is a medical trend continuing to make huge advancements in the veterinary world. While stem cell therapy is still out of reach for many pet owners due to its high cost, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy—also a cutting-edge option—is available at a fraction of the cost. Traditionally, PRP therapy has only been used in [...]

Pets Get Cancer Too!

By | 2018-10-02T02:20:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Cancer: a scary word that touches almost everyone in a deeply personal way. Unfortunately, not only is cancer a common disease in people, but in our pet family members as well. In fact, over 50% of dogs and cats die due to cancer-related illness, making it the most common cause of death in pets over [...]

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, [...]