February is American Heart Month. While many think of this month for humans, it is also beneficial for pets as well. We encourage pet owners to care for their furry friend’s heart health by learning the signs of heart disease and focusing on prevention. Therefore, we will discuss how to keep your pet’s heart healthy.
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It is estimated that as many as two-thirds of cat owners don’t clean their pet’s teeth. However, proper dental care for is just as important for your cat as it is for the humans in your family. We we will discuss the importance of dental care for cats.
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The holidays are upon us! Who doesn’t crave a piece of chocolate now and then? Unfortunately, the ingestion of chocolate for pets can have serious side effects for them. We will answer the common question, “Why is chocolate toxic to dogs and cats?”, as well as discuss signs, treatment and prevention options for chocolate poisoning in pets.
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World Rabies Day takes place each year on September 28. This day is to help raise awareness on the importance of the rabies vaccine for both dogs and cats. Rabies is a fatal disease without treatment. This virus transmits through saliva (typically bite wound or scratch) from an infected animal to another animal or human. We will discuss the rabies vaccination and the importance of getting your pet vaccinated.
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Cats can get a variety of intestinal parasites, including some that are commonly known as “worms”. For this reason, it’s essential to know the signs of parasites in cats so you can protect your pet. Therefore, we will discuss the signs of parasites in cats, as well as the causes, diagnosis and treatment plans we offer.
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May is Allergy Awareness Month. The spring season brings with it many allergens that affect both us and our pets. However, cat allergies don’t always look like ours. Therefore, we will discuss spring allergies in cats and prevention.
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February is Dental Health Month. Therefore, it is time to lavish some attention on your cat’s teeth. Taking proper care of your feline’s teeth is essential to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, as this can progress to painful periodontal disease. The bacteria from periodontal disease can spread to other organs and cause illnesses. Therefore, we have put together a few tips for keeping your dog’s teeth clean.
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November is National Pet Diabetes Month! This month is aimed at raising awareness of pet diabetes and promoting diabetes testing. Diabetes is has become more common in recent years. Estimates show that 1 out of every 100 dogs and between 1 in 50 and 1 in 500 cats will develop diabetes. While it can be concerning that your pet is living with diabetes, a simple urine test can typically diagnose it. An appropriate lifestyle can also help with managing diabetes in pets.
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Getting outside is a great way to stay healthy and have fun with your furry friends. The summer time is perfect for swimming, hiking or a Frisbee game at the park but itchy mosquito bites can be a real summer bummer. Even worse, there are some diseases that these blood-feeding insects can spread. There are many things that can be done to help protect your dogs and cats from mosquitoes which All Pets Veterinary Medical Center will discuss.
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Easter is a joyous time celebrated by many. There’s a lot of planning that goes into family gatherings and the fun, food and festivities to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. But have you remembered to plan for you pets as well?
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