Tag Archives: disease

Pet Matters-Persistent Vomiting

Persistent Vomiting Spells Trouble Our pets all vomit once in a while just from eating something objectionable in the house or yard. But a simple gastritis caused by an irritant usually resolves within 12-24 hours. Continued vomiting needs medical attention. … Continue reading

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Pet Matters- One Health by Melissa Wash, DVM

One Health by Melissa Wash, DVM We all want to keep our pets happy and healthy. However, most people don’t realize protecting their pets from many diseases and parasites can help to protect their family too. Diseases and infections that … Continue reading

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Pet Matters-LEPTOSPIROSIS

LEPTOSPIROSIS Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease which is spread through the urine of infected and ‘carrier’ animals. Most mammals, including dogs and people can contract Lepto by contact with infected urine or contaminated soil or water. The bacteria enters the … Continue reading

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Pet Matters-Sudden Illness

Sudden Illness Deserves Prompt Attention Don’t you just hate it when you get sick but your doctor can’t see you that day – or maybe for several days! Then you feel like you’re starting all over again with someone you … Continue reading

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Pet Matters-Happy Trails and Tails

Happy Trails & Tails It’s time to hit the trails with your pooch again. Hiking is great for young and old dogs and owners alike. Just be safe and be considerate of others enjoying the great outdoors. Be sure that … Continue reading

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Pet Matters-Ear Infections

Ear Infections Our pets’ ear canals are much deeper and curvier than ours and often have furry flaps covering the openings. This creates a perfect incubator for infection – warm, dark, moist and little air circulation. That’s why ear infections … Continue reading

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Pet Matters- What is the largest organ of the body?

What is the largest organ of the body? You might be surprised to know that it’s the skin. Skin diseases are some of the most common problems we see every day. Parasites of the skin – fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, mites … Continue reading

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Pet Matters-Anesthesia Protocols

Anesthesia Protocols: The Key to a Great Surgical Experience. Of course expert cutting and stitching are important for a good surgical result, but excellent anesthetic protocols and monitoring are just as important for a safe, comfortable surgery. At CAH our … Continue reading

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Pet Matters-Canine Aggression Problems

Canine Aggression Problems– Be Cautious, Get Help Early. There are a dozen types of aggression in dogs. Owner-directed, fear-induced, territorial, predatory, inter-dog and redirected are the top six. Sounds simple but often the causes are subtle and multiple types exist … Continue reading

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Vector-Borne Diseases

Vector-Borne Diseases Other animals and insects in our environment carry some of the most serious diseases our pets can face. Besides causing severe skin reactions, fleas carry tapeworms to our cats and dogs. Ticks inject organisms causing Lyme disease and … Continue reading

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