Author: DEC

Veterinary Technicians vs Veterinary Assistants

Both veterinary technicians and assistants play essential roles in veterinary field. They provide the necessary support to veterinarians so they are able to perform to the best of their ability. We often find confusion around who does what. Here is a break down of the difference between vet techs and assistants. Education The main difference… Read more »

Oral Melanoma in Dogs

    Oral Melanoma is the most common oral tumor in dogs. It an aggressive cancer that is known to invade local bone and tissue as well as spread to the lymph nodes and chest. It can be treated with a combination of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and vaccine. Signs and Symptoms of Oral Melanoma in… Read more »

Toxic Foods for Pets

Here is a list of foods to keep out of your pets reach. It is vital to make sure you contact a vet if your pet consumes something they shouldn’t have!   Alcohol The consumption of alcohol by your pet can cause vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, central nervous system depression, and other symptoms that are extremely… Read more »

The Importance of Your Pet’s Dental Health

Maintaining your pet’s dental health is one of the best things you can do to help them live the longest, happiest life possible. Gum disease is very common in pets, and most pets exhibit symptoms or have dental disease by age 3.  Most pets are very good at masking pain and discomfort making dental disease… Read more »

How to Maintain Your Cats Urinary Health

Cats can suffer from a multitude of issues when their urinary health is not maintained. When left untreated, urinary issues such as Urinary Tract Infections can cause what’s called Feline Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) which results in chronic bladder inflammation. Affected cats suffer from bladder pain and are at a higher risk of developing life… Read more »

Medication and Pets: Prevent Poisoning

According to the Pet Poison Helpline, human medications make up 50% of pet poisoning. Symptoms from ingesting medications can vary in severity, with some medications causing fatal symptoms when ingested by your pet. You should ALWAYS consult a veterinarian before giving medication to your pets regardless of information seen elsewhere.  Here is a list of… Read more »

Canine Parvovirus: Take Preventative Action

Canine Parvovirus, commonly called Parvo, is a viral infection that can infect all dogs. Mainly, puppies and specific breeds are more susceptible to the disease but all dogs are at risk for contraction despite age and breed. This disease attacks white blood cells and the gastrointestinal tract of dogs as well as other canids such… Read more »

GI Foreign Bodies In Pets

Our pet’s curiosity and playful personalities are some of our favorite parts of having them around however, this can often lead to our furry family snacking on some not-so-friendly things. If your pet ingests anything that they’re not supposed to, get them seen by a family veterinarian or take them to an emergency hospital, never… Read more »

Toxic Houseplants and Flowers for Pets

Flowers and houseplants are a great way to keep your house feeling fresh and decorated, however not all plants are safe for our pets. Here’s a list of plants that are best to keep out of the house or out of reach for your pets. If your pet ever ingests a toxic or potentially toxic… Read more »

Safe Houseplants for Cats and Dogs

Safe Houseplants for Dogs and Cats Plants are  very popular and sustainable way to decorate your home or garden. However there are some plants that can cause issues for our pets such as kidney/liver failure, burns to the mouth, vomiting, and more. Knowing which plants are safe for your pet can make a huge difference… Read more »