Knowing how to care for your pet properly after surgery can help you to get your dog back to normal as quickly as possible, without complications. In today's blog our vets share a few tips on how to care for your pup following surgery.
Are you seeing symptoms of diabetes in your cat (or maybe you’ve already received a diagnosis)? You likely have several questions. Our Asheville vets review risk factors for the disease and treatment options. We’ll also offer insight on when to seek help from your vet with treating cat diabetes.
Bloodwork may seem to be unnecessary and just an added cost to a pet owner, but it can provide loads of valuable information to the medical staff for both sick and well pets. Learn how bloodwork can unlock key information for your veterinarian.
According to the United States Fire Administration, an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by fire. The American Kennel Club and the ADT Security Services created the Pet Fire Safety Day to be celebrated on July 15th. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the fire hazards beloved pets could pose in the home, but, more importantly, how to prevent them.
If you have a dog or cat who is fearful, anxious, or stressed during veterinary visits, the veterinary team may have recommended that you give your pet a PVP, or pre-visit pharmaceutical. PVPs can help to make veterinary visits more likely to be successful. The goal is to make your pet’s veterinary visit more enjoyable and less stressful.
If you notice that your dog has a limp tail and is not wagging happily when you walk through the door, she may have a condition known as limber tail. This sad state of tail has many names, including cold-water tail, broken wag, swimmer’s tail, frozen tail, and sprung tail.
It can seem overwhelming when it comes time to choose diagnostic testing for your pets. When you bring your dog to Animal Hospital of North Asheville for an annual comprehensive physical exam, we will discuss and recommend heartworm and tick-transmitted disease screening. The reason we recommend these tests for early detection of Heartworm or Tick-Borne disease is that early diagnosis can increase the chance of a good prognosis with treatment.
Dogs feel pain for many of the same reasons as humans: infections, dental problems, arthritis, bone disease and cancer. They also feel discomfort following surgical procedures. Unfortunately, unlike humans, they are unable to speak to us about when and where they hurt.