Feline hyperthyroidism is frequently diagnosed in cats over 7 years old when a benign growth on the thyroid glands, located in the neck alongside the trachea, overproduces thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is essentially what establishes metabolism
One of the more common and challenging conditions affecting middle-aged and older cats is often diagnosed with the broad term “inflammatory bowel disease,” or IBD. While the term implies a single disease process, IBD is actually a group
I know that people do not enjoy spending a great deal of time looking in their pets’ mouths, but some bad actors can be hiding in there that require early detection to avoid serious consequences. Routine brushing is one of the best ways to
People are always surprised that our male canine companions can share many of the same prostate problems that affect men. Symptoms are sometimes pretty vague, and depending on the condition, getting a diagnosis may require some effort and testing.
One of the most common questions pet owners have is when is it time to seek emergency care. Certainly there are some situations that are obviously critical and immediate medical care is needed, but sometimes what may not seem to be pressing is
The warm summer months traditionally signal the beginning of peak allergy season for our pets. The same pollens, grasses, and weeds that give us stuffy noses and hay fever afflict dogs and cats as well, but often with a very different set of
One of the more challenging situations to face a veterinarian and pet owner alike can be a middle-aged dog who starts limping for the first time without any obvious cause. While common in people, true strains or sprains are unusual in all but the
Probably everyone reading this has had a bloody nose at some point in his or her life for a multitude of reasons and likely never gave it a second thought. However, in our pets, a bloody nose is never normal and typically a sign of a more serious
For diagnose, veterinarian may need to run tests to rule out other conditions.
It’s important to remember that heartworm disease is still with us and thriving.