Why does my pet need bloodwork?

Even pets that appear completely healthy can have hidden health problems. If left undetected, these problems can lead into serious, even life-threatening conditions. Blood tests are essential tools for identifying diseases at the earliest stage possible, when they are the most treatable. Blood tests can be used to detect, treat and prevent potentially dangerous illnesses. […]

I heard on the news that there is a shortage of medicine to treat heartworms. Is this true?

Unfortunately, this is the case. Immiticide, the only FDA approved drug used to treat active heartworm infections, is currently unavailable. The supply has been depleted because the manufacturer is experiencing issues with production. It is uncertain how long this shortage will last.  Immiticide should not be confused with heartworm preventatives. It is a powerful adulticide […]

What is the canine flu and should I have my dog vaccinated?

Canine influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that causes severe upper respiratory infections in dogs.  It is transmitted through contact with infected dogs and airborne exposure to coughing, sneezing and runny noses.  Contact with contaminated surfaces and items such as bowls and toys may also result in infection.  Signs of influenza include sneezing, persistent […]