Traveling With Pets

Traveling With Pets

Traveling With Pets   Should I Take My Pet On My Trip?   Though it’s hard to leave those doleful eyes behind, traveling with a pet can be stressful for both of you. If you are taking your pet on a vacation or long trip, consider the following:   If I need to...
Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in cats can occur in the small and/or large intestine.  Patients with IBD may experience chronic vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, and weight loss. Can Affect All Life Stages   Despite the large number of adult and older cats that...
Mast Cell Tumors

Mast Cell Tumors

What is a mast cell tumor?   Mast cell tumors are cancerous tumors arising from mast cells, a kind of white blood cell that is part of your pet’s immune system.  When they function properly, mast cells, rich in granules containing histamine and heparin (an...
Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Warning Signs of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Early disease screening is critical to keep your pet living longer and healthier. All dogs and cats over 7 years of age should be screened for disease twice a year. Keep an eye out for these warning signs between visits.   Lumps and Bumps   As dogs and cats age, they...
What To Do If My Pet Has Fleas

What To Do If My Pet Has Fleas

A step-by-step guide to identifying a flea infestation, treating your pet, and permanently ridding your home of fleas.   #1 How Do I Know If My Pet Has Fleas:  Diagnosing the source of an itchy pet.   Every spring, summer, and fall, Brookfield Animal Hospital phones...