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...
How To Care For An Older Dog

How To Care For An Older Dog

How To Care For Your Older Dog Now that your dog is a senior, or older than 7 years of age, you may see some concerning changes in him or her. Here’s how to care for your older dog.   What Should I Do If My Dog’s Eyes Are Getting Cloudy?   It’s very common for...
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...
Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism in Dogs Not Enough Thyroid Hormone Produced Hypothyroidism, one of the more common hormone imbalances seen in dogs, occurs when the thyroid gland is not producing enough of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine. Thyroid function may simply deteriorate over...
Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s Disease

Named in honor of the John’s Hopkin”s neurosurgeon, Harvey Cushing, who first proposed the disease in 1912, Cushing’s Disease is seen in humans, dogs, and sometimes cats.  In all cases, the reasons for the disease are the same.   What Causes...