Despite numerous technological advances, fleas continue to represent a potentially lethal plague upon our pets. Current products are effective so there is little reason for this; the problem seems to be one of understanding.
There are over 1900 flea species in the world. Pet owners are concerned with only one: Ctenocephalides felis, the cat flea. This […]
Your Dog or Cat’s Itchy Skin
Itchy skin in the small animal is often more than just a minor annoyance. Red, oozing bald patches; rashes; and large expanses of hair loss are unfortunate markers of very real discomfort for which a cause should be sought and dealt with.
The food allergy is one of the itchiest conditions […]
It has been said that the treatment of heartworm infection is somewhat of an art. There are several strategies that can be used depending on the dog’s medical condition including the option of not treating at all. The important concept to realize is that harsh arsenic-based drugs are necessary to kill adult heartworms and that […]
Many options now exist that make the cost of insuring your pet’s health quite affordable. Policies range from less than $300 to over $600 per year.
You usually get what you pay for! Policies that promise the world for peanuts and seem too good to be true almost certainly are. Insurance companies are in […]
Why do we spay female dogs and neuter male dogs?
Spay/neuter helps produce healthy and good-tempered purebred dogs. Spay/neuter allows a breeder to remove dogs from breeding who should not be bred because some of their puppies and the people who lived with those puppies would suffer. Spay/neuter puts a stop to passing on undesirable genetic […]
ASPCA Poison Control Center
Please note: this list is not all inclusive
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, an operating division of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), is the only animal-oriented poison control center in North America. It is a unique emergency hotline providing 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week telephone assistance. The Center’s hotline […]
Nutrition and Feeding
Good nutrition is essential for a healthy pet. Nutrients in pet foods should provide what is needed for metabolic body processes and should help fight off disease.
Proper feeding habits with nutritious food on a regular schedule can prevent:
Irritation or malfunction of the digestive system
Improper feeding habits can cause or contribute to:
Why do Baby Animals Need a Series of Shots and how many do they Need?
When a baby kitten or puppy is born, its immune system is not yet mature; the baby is wide open for infection. Fortunately, nature has a system of protection. The mother produces specific milk in the first few days after giving […]
January 14, 2016 – Cases of dog flu are spreading across the country. Dr. Kim Hammond from Falls Road Animal Hospital explains what Maryland pet owners can do if the dog flu hits our area.
What is Canine Influenza?
Let’s start with what an influenza virus is. Influenza viruses represent a specific type of virus. There are […]