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Dog Hotspots : What’s that ?

By |2021-02-17T11:28:10+00:00February 17th, 2021|Dogs|

So what causes your dog to be itchy in the first place? Itchy skin can be caused by a variety of things, such as allergies to the surrounding environment, food & fleas ! Factors such as mange, anal gland disease, poor grooming, tick or mosquito bites, & even warm weather can cause your best friend [...]

COVID-19 or Kennel Cough? Why is My Dog Coughing?

By |2020-10-07T18:29:43+00:00October 7th, 2020|Dogs|

Dogs can cough for many reasons, from sinus drainage and foreign objects, to bacterial or viral infections. With the COVID-19 threat still lingering, many pet owners worry that their coughing canine companions have contracted the latest coronavirus strain. Take comfort in this recent webinar shared by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), which states [...]

What’s the 411 on the 4DX? The Importance of Annual Blood Parasite Testing for Your Pet

By |2020-09-15T20:24:29+00:00September 15th, 2020|Dogs|

Each year, you schedule a wellness visit for your pet that includes lifestyle-appropriate vaccinations, a thorough physical exam, and routine diagnostic testing to obtain normal values. Part of your furry pal’s routine testing consists of an in-house blood test, known as a 4DX test, which provides crucial information about your dog’s health status by checking [...]

Pet Parasite Prevention Made Simple

By |2021-01-20T09:16:27+00:00June 10th, 2020|Dogs|

Oh no! You forgot to give your dog their heartworm prevention this month. Again. Hoping that your beloved companion did not pick up heartworm disease from a mosquito, you call Dr. Boaz Man at Boca Midtowne Animal Hospital for advice. He recommends immediately starting the heartworm preventive again, and then testing for heartworm disease in [...]

Skinny Puppy Problems !

By |2021-01-20T09:19:18+00:00February 4th, 2020|Dogs|

🐶 Elsa 👑 is not gaining weight because of Roundworms ! Roundworms = the most common intestinal parasite in 🐕& 🐈 . The adult 🐛 are round & range in size from less than 2 to 6 inches. According to the Companion Animal Parasite Council, a survey using samples collected from across the 🇺🇸 found [...]

Belly Ache or Pancreatitis ?

By |2021-01-20T09:21:53+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Dogs|

Pancreatitis in dogs is a life threatening disease that is difficult to diagnose. The pancreas is an important organ that helps your dog with digestion. When your dog's pancreas is inflammed (pancreatitis) every attempt at eating can make your dog's condition even worse ! Presenting signs are common & nonspecific & can include vomiting, diarrhea, [...]

Dog Hotspot?

By |2019-10-17T13:58:45+00:00October 17th, 2019|Dogs|

Hot spots (acute moist pyotraumatic dermatitis) appear as localized, moist, reddish sores. Hot spots are the result of a bacterial infection: something irritates your dog’s skin & the irritation becomes itchy, so your dog does the logical thing—scratch, lick, or both—causing a red, ugly oozing sore. So what causes your dog to be itchy in [...]

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