Blog: Pet Health

Dog in Snow with Boots

A Few Quick Winter Safety Tips

Ice Ice poses the same risks to dogs as it does to people. Slipping, breaking bones, abrasions, etc. Dogs that romp on ice are also more prone to getting cruciate ligament injuries.

Sick Dog with Doctor

Antifreeze Toxicity

Ethylene Glycol (EG) toxicity is one of the major concerns of the cold season. Ethylene Glycol is the active ingredient in most antifreeze-type liquids such as radiator coolant, windshield de-icer, brake fluid, etc. It is unfortunately very sweet, which is what often attracts animals to ingest it. The fatal “dose”...

Doctor Holding Lepto Sign

Leptospirosis – a Re-emerging Threat in Our Area

Leptospirosis is a highly infectious bacterial disease in dogs and can be contagious to humans as well. The disease is most commonly contracted when our pets are exposed to urine-contaminated water in puddles, streams and ponds; urine from raccoons, skunks, rats, cows and pigs. The disease is most prevalent in...

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What You Need to Know About Lepto

What Is It? Leptospirosis is a bacteria that can infect over 160 species of mammals including humans and pets. There are many different strains (serotypes) of leptospirosis each having one or more “reservoir” hosts who shed the bacteria but are not ill from it.