Hot Car Safety

It is a sunny summer day, the perfect day to get out of the house and enjoy the weather.  Many well-meaning owners take their pets along for a ride while running errands, only to end up at their veterinarian with a critically ill pet. It is important to understand hot car safety.  Veterinarians hear it every [...]

Heartworm Disease

What is heartworm disease?  Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by infection with the Dirofilaria immitis parasite. The larvae are transmitted through the bite of a mosquito carrying the infective stage of heartworm. Heartworms mature and migrate throughout the body, eventually inhabiting the arteries of the lungs and the right side [...]