Veterinarians make special considerations when performing orthopedic surgery on puppies just like surgeons do with pediatric patients. Puppies are not merely small versions of adult dogs. They have physiological differences that can make surgery more challenging. They also metabolize anesthesia and heal differently than older dogs. For all of these reasons and more, puppies are different, and you should make the following important considerations when contemplating orthopedic surgery for your pet.
25 April 2017
Your playful pooch has a happy grin, but sometimes, those teeth in its mouth are anything but attractive to look at. The truth is, dogs can have problems with tartar and plaque buildup just the same as humans, but if you are like most pet owners, brushing is not something you ever really think to do. Brushing a dog's teeth can be a lot of trouble and a major stress-inducing activity for your usually happy pooch.
16 March 2017
It's not uncommon for cat owners to get upset when their feline friend stops using the litter box. But when a cat suddenly starts urinating or pooping on carpet, couches, or rugs, it means something is wrong. Sometimes, the problem is as simple as changing out the litter or moving the box to a new location. Other times, the behavioral change is a sign of a serious health problem. As a cat owner, you need to know about the two things below that will stop your cat from using the litter box.
8 March 2017
Cats, like humans, sometimes experience vision degradation as they grow older. In some cases, a cat may even go blind later on in life, due to disease or other problems. While rare, sometimes older kitties will go blind relatively rapidly, going from normal sight to completely blind in a matter of days. If your cat doesn't seem to be able to see, here's what you need to know to help them.
30 July 2015