Every year we see an increasing number of patients with pet health insurance. Pet insurance is becoming an increasingly popular way to plan for emergency veterinary medical bills. Almost unheard of just a few years ago, pet insurance is now a $1 billion per year industry. The question is:…
Christmas can be a dangerous time for pets, with tempting but potentially poisonous treats adorning every open surface — meaning many pet owners will experience an emergency this festive season.
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Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats. By the time your pet is three years old, he or she will very likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet grows older if effective preventive measures aren’t taken.
Veterinarians are beginning to study CBD’s effects on pets and assess its safety. Despite this lack of official guidance, pet owners are increasingly seeking out CBD for their pets.
Dogs and cats are victims of several intestinal parasites frequently referred to as worms. The most common are roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms. Of these four, only roundworms and tapeworms are commonly seen in the stool. At the Manchester Animal Hospital, we recommend pets be checked for intestinal parasites twice a year as worms found in dogs and cats are potential health hazards for humans too.
It is often difficult to determine why some pets suffer painful anal sac disorders while others do not. Most pets who are having problems with their anal glands will scoot their bottom along the floor, frequently turn to lick or bite at the anal region, or display discomfort when passing stool. Any pet with persistent symptoms like these should be evaluated by a veterinarian.