Why Are Veterinary Bills Sometimes Larger Than Expected?

As a veterinary clinic and pet owners, we understand the financial burden of caring for a pet, as well as the mechanics of running a veterinary practice. While we cannot speak for all veterinarians, here are some thoughts on why veterinarians charge what they do.

What Are Ear Mites?

The ear mite, Otodectes cynotis, is a surface mite that lives on cats, dogs, rabbits, and ferrets. It is usually found in the ear canal, but it can also live on the skin surface. Ear mites are highly contagious, and animals become infested by direct contact with another infested animal.

Learn About The Preventative Healthcare Guidelines For Dogs

Avoiding an illness is always better than treating it, and when it cannot be avoided, intervention is always more effective if started sooner rather than later. Since dogs age faster than humans, an annual veterinary exam with diagnostic testing is equivalent to a human visiting the doctor every four to five years.

Everything You Need To Know About Neutering Your Dog

Neutering (also known as castration) is the common term used to describe the surgical procedure during which both testicles are removed in order to sterilize (make infertile) a male dog, therefore stopping its ability to reproduce.

Recognizing Pain In Dogs

Recognizing and treating pain in dogs has evolved dramatically over time. Since dogs are living longer and longer, they are also experiencing the deterioration and debilitation that goes along with aging.

Understanding Lyme Disease In Dogs

Lyme disease is transmitted to dogs through the bite of an infected tick. Once in the bloodstream, it is carried to many parts of the body and is likely to localize in joints or kidneys.