The domestic dog and some wild canids are the normal definitive hosts for heartworms and thus serve as the main reservoir of infection. Even less suitable hosts, such as cats and ferrets, occasionally have low-level, transient microfilaremia and therefore, theoretically, may serve as a limited source of infection for mosquitoes during these short periods of microfilaremia. The Culex spp mosquito
Laser therapy is now available at SVVH.
With fall just around the corner and school in session new dangers present themselves to your pets.
Holidays and visitors can pose a special challenge to your pets. Keep your pets away from certain foods and medications while celebrating with family. Read to find out which ones.
Fall has officially landed with cool crisp mornings, shorter and shorter days, the craving for an apple, and the sound of gunshots in the distance. With fall comes hunting season and although some have already started, pheasant season is still to come. Is your 4-legged hunting buddy ready?
Pet obesity is a growing problem. In the United States over half of all household dogs and cats are overweight or obese. That is a whopping 43.8 million dogs and 55 million cats! According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention pet owners who agreed to have their pets assessed for the study were first asked to classify their pets’ weight. Among all pets that veterinarians ultimately classified as obese, 93 percent of dog owners and 88 percent of cat owners initially thought their pet was in the normal weight range. This disparity is the cause of why America has so many overweight and obese pets.
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