Posts Tagged: Pet Health
You’re snuggled up on the couch with your best fur friend when your hand passes over a lump you hadn’t noticed before. Immediately, your mind starts racing. Is it new? What is it?
Before you know it, you’re over on Dr. Google, frantically searching for answers. The search engine turns up all sorts of scary words. Tumor. Cancer. Malignant.
Lumps and bumps on pets seem scary, but they don’t have to be. Seeking guidance from a veterinary professional is always your best bet, and your team at Harris Parkway Animal Hospital is ready to help.Continue…
Aside from the fact that an animal looks their best when at the proper weight, maintaining a slender silhouette is essential for overall health. Without a doubt, even a few extra pounds on a cat or dog can risk their well being. Joint pain and arthritis are the most obvious side effects of added weight, but diabetes in pets is a serious threat to longevity and quality of life.
Diabetes in pets is becoming more common these days, but with an eye on prevention this diagnosis doesn’t have to be a foregone conclusion.Continue…
It may seem like an oxymoron to bring your pet to the hospital when he or she is healthy, but without preventive care, the bedrock of overall wellness is at risk. Certainly, when there aren’t any pervasive signs of illness of injury, routine pet wellness exams get the backburner. However, they’re essential to give us the opportunity to address developing problems before they get out of hand.
Why Pet Wellness Matters
Cats and dogs should be seen at least once a year until they reach about 7 years of age. At that point, they’re considered seniors, and due to common age-related illnesses, two visits per year are strongly recommended.