Zoonotic diseases are defined as those infectious illnesses that can be potentially transmitted from animal to human. While the vast majority of infectious diseases are specific to animal species, there are certain conditions that are potentially risky to humans. Probably the most common ones would be ones that are transmitted through the feces of infected… [Read more]
Do you know the warning signs of cancer in pets?
There is not a more devastating disease in human and veterinary medicine than a diagnosis of cancer. Cancer is one of the leading causes of premature death in both dogs and cats. In recent years I have been seeing increasing numbers of younger and younger pets being diagnosed with cancers of all types, including deadly… [Read more]
Here is when your pet should see the veterinarian
Many pet guardians wonder how often or when it is appropriate to take their dog or cat to the veterinarian. The frequency of visits to the vet will vary depending upon the various age and life stages of the pet. Puppies and kittens For puppies or kittens, I will usually recommend veterinary exams and evaluations… [Read more]
How to prevent a painful pet ear infection
One of the most common presenting dermatologic complaints that comes through the veterinary clinic is the development of ear inflammation/infections in dogs and cats. Ear infections can be one of the most painful conditions in veterinary medicine, leading to symptoms of itching/pawing of the ears, shaking of the head, increased sensitivity and reluctance to be… [Read more]