Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is one of the most common infectious diseases that affect our canine friends. Cats can get their own versions of respiratory diseases, but they are very unlikely to get an infection from dogs. First of all- what is it? The very words “kennel” and “cough” lead many pet parents to think that it [...]


What is pyometra? Pyometra is a fancy doctor word for an infection and pus accumulation in the uterus. Pyometra can have an “open” and “closed” form that refers to whether your pet’s cervix is open or not. Both the open and closed pyometras are an emergency that should be evaluated right away. We can help [...]

GDV (Gastric Dilatation & Volvulus) 

This is always an emergency! It is caused when a dog’s stomach fills with gas and flips on itself. Because the spleen, an organ for helping with the immune system and producing blood, is attached to the stomach it too can sometimes get twisted. The action prevents food from moving in or out of the [...]

Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells in the body, often referred to as a malignancy. Dogs and cats can get cancer just like people do, and many of the diseases are very similar between the two species. There are well over 100 types of cancer in animals and can occur in any part of [...]

What Is Small Animal Internal Medicine?

Small animal internal medicine is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the internal organs of dogs and cats. Some examples of internal organ systems included in the practice of internal medicine include the upper and lower respiratory tract, the liver, the kidneys, the endocrine organs, the hematological system, the immune system, the pancreas, the prostate, [...]

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