Stages of Dental Disease

Did you know that there are different stages of dental disease? Stage 1  Inflammation at the gum line Redness Plaque Accumulation Stage 2 All symptoms in stage one plus ... The tartar that mineralization of plaque Bad breath Volatile Sulfur Compounds Stage 3 Early periodontal disease All symptoms in stage two plus ... Pustular discharge [...]

Feline Revolution

How complete is your cat's parasite protection? There are many parasite medications available that treat common external parasites such as fleas.  However, there are a host of internal parasites that can't be seen, which can also be dangerous to your cat's health. REVOLUTION is a medication that treats and prevents a broad range of external [...]

Feline Respiratory Disease

The great majority of feline respiratory diseases result from two easily transmitted infections, feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), caused by a herpes-virus, and feline calicivirus (FCV), pronounced (kah-LEE-see virus).  FVR and FCV infections result in similar illnesses, characterized by nasal and ocular discharge, conjunctivitis, ulcers of the oral cavity, anorexia, depression and inflammation of the upper [...]

Distemper

What is a "DHPP" or "Distemper" vaccine? The distemper vaccine protects against 4 viruses: Distemper Hepatitis Parvovirus Parainfluenza What is Distemper? There is a common misconception that the distemper vaccine improves your pet's temperament.  In reality, canine distemper is much more serious than temperament; it is a widespread virus that causes high mortality in dogs.  Vaccination [...]

Rabies

What is Rabies? Rabies is an acute viral infection that can affect all warm-blooded animals - including dogs and cats.  The disease is almost always caused by the bite of an infected animal that has rabies virus in its saliva.  Younger animals are usually more susceptible to rabies infection.  And it's always fatal once clinical [...]

Leptospirosis

Jake Man What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can be found in most animals, including livestock (cattle, pigs and sheep) and wildlife (deer, raccoons, opossums, skunks, rats and other rodents).  The bacteria are passed via the urine into water sources, where they can reside. Is this a problem where I [...]

ProHeart 6

Is ProHeart 6 right for my dog? Only your veterinarian can determine if your dog is a good candidate for ProHeart® 6 (moxidectin). Generally, ProHeart 6 is for healthy dogs 6 months and up. There are many medications out there that treat and prevent various parasites in dogs, including pills, chewables and topically applied liquids. But [...]

Revolution

Is Revolution Right for Your Dog? Parasites are an annoying fact of life for our dogs.  Parasites can cause a range of problems, from bothersome scratching to more serious medical issues, such as infections and dangerous or even deadly diseases.  How dangerous these problems are depends on the type of parasite, the degree of infection [...]

Nexgard

About Nexgard Nexgard comes to us from the makers of Frontline Plus.  Nexgard is administered orally setting it apart from other flea and tick preventatives. Nexgard kills adult fleas before they lay eggs and prevents ticks. Nexgard is FDA approved and safe to use in dogs. It contains an ingredient, afoxolaner, that helps treat and control [...]

Heartgard

Heartworms can infect your pet without you even knowing it.  The best way to protect your dog is to prevent heartworm disease – the risk, expense, and emotional toll of treatment are significant. HEARTGARD Plus helps prevent canine heartworm disease, and treats and controls roundworms and hookworms, too. Heartgard Facts When used monthly as directed [...]

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