Heartworm is a deadly disease that is spread from infected mammal to infected mammal by mosquitoes. Actually, 7 out of 10 mosquitoes around an infected canine's kennel test positive for heartworm. Some veterinary clinics recommend only giving heartworm medication during high mosquito incidence seasons but here in Placer County we have such a high incidence … Continue reading Busting open Heartworm Disease
Let's talk about the importance of annual exams! Just like with human doctors, veterinarians recommend and will usually require annual exams for vaccines and for most other routine care. A regular health check is helpful even if your dog or cat does not have an ongoing medical condition and seems perfectly healthy. "During a routine … Continue reading The Importance of Annual Exams
Although we as a clinic have not seen any cases of leptospirosis recently, we wanted to put the word out there that it is on the rise, and remind you to be sure and vaccinate your dogs!! "Veterinarians in Illinois, California and Arizona have reported an increase in Leptospirosis cases. Dogs ingest the bacteria by … Continue reading Leptospirosis on the rise!!!
Last week, Dr. Pam and Alyssa had the opportunity to attend the Western Veterinary Conference in Nevada where they were able to visit an exhibit called The Photo Ark by Joel Sartore. "National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore started the Photo Ark in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1995. Since then, he has visited 40 … Continue reading Endangered Species Series
Recently, we had a very sick kitty present with sores in her mouth, unable to eat or drink, underweight, and had thick discharge coming from her eyes. The kitty ended up having FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), otherwise known as feline AIDS, and unfortunately it passed away. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) causes a highly contagious and … Continue reading The Effects of FIV
As we all know, California has jumped on the train along with Colorado and Alaska with the delegalization of marijuana this year. We are not as interested in what this means for you personally, but more what this could mean for your pets at home. Recently, we read an article that stated "treatment of marijuana … Continue reading The Truth about Marijuana Ingestion in Animals
Hi everyone, we wanted to take a few minutes to talk to you all about the importance of Microchipping your pets! A few days ago we had a found dog come into the vet that was not microchipped, and we had no tags or other information with which to identify him! If someone finds a … Continue reading Avoid the scare of a lost pet: Microchip!