Winter is fully upon us and the cold weather may mean that you and your pets spend less time outdoors, but it creates a new set of hazards that can hopefully be avoided. While it would seem intuitive that plunging temperatures are dangerous for
Ask The Vet: Gingivitis and periodontal diseases need early treatment to avoid painful tooth loss.
Dear Dr. Thompson, In 2014 I adopted a 3-year-old neutered male cat from the Toledo Humane Society. Marley is an indoor cat who only eats dry cat food. My problem is he likes to eat paper, including stamps and $20 bills. Is this something to worry
Young children and dogs can provide some of the most heartwarming moments in life. But they also can be a source of tragedy, and common misperceptions and myths only serve to put more children at risk. Any dog has the potential to bite, including
One of the most common questions I get from people is whether or not a brace would be helpful for their dogs with an ACL tear, and since about two-thirds of my caseload is made up of dogs with ACL tears, I hear it quite often. For some it would be
Regenerative medicine is an emerging part of veterinary care that has promise for a number of degenerative or inflammatory conditions. Regenerative therapies harness the body’s own cells and proteins to facilitate healing after trauma or
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.