Expert Advice2020-08-28T01:14:05-06:00

Spotting Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever What is it? Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) is a disease that can infect humans and dogs. In the US, it is most frequently transmitted by Rocky Mountain wood ticks and American dog ticks. Most infections occur between March and October. What are symptoms in dogs? Towards the beginning of the disease, your dog may display symptoms including lethargy, fever, swelling of the face or limbs, enlarged lymph nodes, coughing, or

May 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Tick Paralysis

What is tick paralysis? Tick paralysis involves rapid motor paralysis caused by toxins in a tick's saliva. What symptoms should I be on the lookout for? In dogs, tick paralysis most commonly presents as the sudden onset of leg weakness, changes in coordination, or difficulty breathing. Other symptoms may include changes in voice, gagging, or pupil dilation. How is tick paralysis diagnosed? Your veterinarian may be able to diagnose tick paralysis based on the symptoms

May 20th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yikes! Veterinary Care for Bite Wound Abscesses

Abscesses from Cat Fights What is an abscess? An abscess occurs when an infection is sealed inside the body. Often abscesses occur after a bite wound or other puncture wound, and you may be able to see a small scab indicating where the initial puncture or bite occurred. Common locations for abscesses due to cat fights include face, legs, and the base of the tail. What does an abscess look like and what symptoms can

April 8th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Worried about Kennel Cough?

Kennel Cough in Dogs What is Kennel Cough? Kennel cough, also known as Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (CIRD) or Infectious Tracheobronchitis, is an infectious bronchitis caused by bacteria and viruses.  What are the symptoms? Mild cases of kennel cough may only involve a hacking cough that doesn’t otherwise interfere with your pup’s day to day life; their illness could last a week or two but generally doesn’t require treatment. More severe cases, caused either by

March 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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