It is not normal for dogs to itch. Itching in a dog includes licking, chewing, biting, rubbing and scratching at its own skin. More than 90% of dogs that lick or chew their paws tend to have some underlying allergies. Often, itchy pets have subtle ear or skin disease. Skin allergies & skin infection are best resolved with early diagnosis and treatment.
The Importance of an Annual Physical Examination for Dogs. It’s that time of year again. Time to take your dog to the veterinarian for his annual examination. But maybe you’re thinking that you might skip it this year. After all, he isn’t sick. Maybe you will just put it off until next year – what could it hurt? Routine physical exams can help detect early signs of asymptomatic illness.
It’s that time of year again. Time to take your cat to the veterinarian for his annual examination. But maybe you’re thinking that you might skip it this year. After all, he isn’t sick. Maybe you will just put it off until next year – what could it hurt? Actually, delaying an annual physical exam can hurt.
Dental care is a little recognized, yet necessary part of caring for your pets. By the age of three, some 80 percent of all dogs and 70 percent of all cats show signs of dental disease, which can lead to the more serious problems of heart, lung, and kidney disease.
Spaying and Neutering
Neutering refers to the surgical procedure performed on male dogs and cats to render them infertile. Spaying refers to the surgical procedure performed on female pets in order to prevent accidental pregnancy by removal of ovaries and the uterus. The neutering or spaying of pets is best performed at 5 – 6 months of age.
Your pet is shaking its head & scratching at the ears. It seems that an old ear infection is coming back. If so, remember that chronic, recurrent ear infections can lead to on-going discomfort and middle ear infections. It is best to diagnose the cause of the ear infection early and treat it accurately.