Dental health is an essential aspect of your dog’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. It’s necessary to have your veterinarian at All Pets check your dog’s teeth and gums at least once a year to examine for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. We we will discuss the importance of dental care for dogs.
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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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Our veterinarians at All Pets use antibiotics to treat infections in dogs. While antibiotics don’t kill viruses, we sometimes prescribe them to treat secondary bacterial infections that can occur when an animal is ill from a viral infection. However, antibiotics can sometimes cause side effects. Therefore, we will discuss the common side effects of antibiotics for dogs and how to avoid them.
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November 7, 2018 is National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day. Understanding lymphoma can help dog owners come to terms with the condition. Therefore, this can help you make more informed decisions regarding your pet’s health.
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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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All dogs are susceptible to intestinal parasites. For this reason, it is essential to know the signs of parasites in dogs so you can protect your pet. Therefore, we will discuss the signs of parasites in dogs, causes, diagnosis and treatment plans we offer.
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Summer is almost here. While this is a great time for our pups to play outside in the sunshine, this also means heat flares for dogs with skin diseases. Therefore, we will discuss skin diseases in dogs and how to treat summer heat flares.
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According to Texas Parks and Wildlife
, Texas is home to 15 potentially dangerous snake species, including rattlesnakes and copperheads. Dogs have a natural curiosity and an innate instinct to protect their family. These both can spell danger when snakes are sharing our outdoor spaces. Fortunately, there’s a Rattlesnake Vaccine for dogs available to reduce the impact of a snakebite.
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May is Allergy Awareness Month. Spring allergies can affect both dogs and people, resulting in allergy attacks for several weeks as the seasons change and the weather warms. However, symptoms of spring allergies in dogs may differ from humans. Therefore, we will discuss spring allergies in dogs and prevention.
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April is Lyme Disease Prevention Month. Lyme Disease in dogs is a common illness spread through bacteria transmitted by deer tick bites. This disease can lead to serious complications and even death in rare cases. Therefore, knowing the symptoms of Lyme Disease can help keep your dog healthy. We have put together some information on Lyme Disease, as well as tips for preventing Lyme Disease in your dog.
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