Working with your regular veterinarian, we recommend protecting your pet against canine influenza with vaccinations. Also called the dog flu, canine influenza is a highly contagious and potentially deadly viral infection that has affected dogs in most U.S. states. Some dogs suffering from canine influenza do not exhibit any symptoms but still spread the virus
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As we told you in a recent blog, your pet's weight is more important than you think. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of adult dogs and 55% of cats in the US are obese or overweight. 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners said their pet's weight was normal
Cats are so self-sufficient, it may be hard to notice if they are not feeling their best or dealing with a health issue. However, if you start seeing some changes in their behavior or eating and drinking habits, it could be they are dealing with a pain issue. This list will help you pay closer attention
Pet dehydration occurs when your pet loses an excessive amount of water from their body or an excessive intake of water into the body. Dehydration can make your pet feel lethargic and can potentially cause severe problems with the kidneys and other internal organs if untreated. Dehydration often accompanies symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, hypothermia (low
Sometimes the healthiest of animals can still be afflicted with unfair illnesses. However, many diseases can be prevented if we take the proper precautions. April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and we want to talk about this and other preventable diseases that you can prevent in your pet. Heartworm Disease Mosquitoes are more than a
Now that you’re expecting a two-legged baby, your four-legged baby is in store for some serious life changes. Do your best to prepare your fur baby for your human baby by keeping the following six tips in mind: Train basic commands first — Before your baby arrives, spend time teaching your pet basic commands, like
You want to protect your pet from anything that could hurt them. March is Poison Prevention Month and we want to help you. Here are a few common household items that could prove to be fatal for your pet: Over-the-Counter Drugs. Have a headache? Pop a Tylenol. However, if your pet accidentally gets into some
At UrgentVet, we understand dogs inside and out – not just physically, but psychologically as well. We know what makes them comfortable. We know what makes them anxious and irritated. Because we understand our canine friends so well, our emergency veterinarian services can provide prompt, professional care with love and compassion. We're commonly asked -
Your pet's weight is more important than you think. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 53% of adult dogs and 55% of cats in the US are obese or overweight. 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners said their pet's weight was normal when it was actually overweight or obese. Of course,
Two of the most common after-hours injuries in dogs and cats are bleeding cuts and bite wounds. These injuries often occur on the face, limbs, feet, and tail so they are difficult to treat at home and can rarely wait until your regular vet is open. Many animals will instinctually hide pain so they don’t appear