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.
Dear Dr. Thompson: My 11-year-old golden retriever has started drinking an incredible amount of water. We tell her to stop, and she will go lay down, but as soon as we fill the bowl she is back to it. She had her blood sugar checked a little while
One of the more common questions I face each day relates to the level at which our pets experience pain. As someone who spends his day dealing with limping pets, it’s not unusual for me to hear that someone does not feel his pet is in pain
Dear Dr. Thompson: Our eight month-old Labrador retriever started limping a couple weeks ago on one of his front legs. It seems to be worse after he plays with his housemate and when he first gets up. Our veterinarian prescribed an anti-
Dr. Thompson, Our 5-month-old puppy was recently spayed and the surgery went fine and she seemed to have recovered well. However, shortly after she started having accidents. She doesn’t seem to have any control when it happens. We find wet
Old Man Winter has been mostly kind to us this season so far, but even a milder winter brings a set of dangers and challenges to our pets. With a few simple steps your pets can enjoy the winter season safely and avoid some potentially life-