The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have great information on their website to help all of us stay healthy. The site contains information on travel health, foodborne illnesses and descriptions of every disease you can imagine in their Health Topics A-Z. They even have section called Healthy Pets, Healthy People with information about pet care and pet diseases. In today’s blogpost, I’ll be discussing tick bites and tickborne diseases, an issue that concerns humans and our companion animals alike.
Pets comfort us in many ways. I suspect many pet owners cherish a night cuddling with their favorite fur person after the day’s stresses. But is sharing a bed with your pet a safe way to enjoy their presence? Let’s look at the science of sleeping with pets. Sleeping with Your Puppy or Kitten Can
August is itchy pet awareness month. August is a good month to discuss itchy pets since nearly all the patients I am seeing these days are itchy and scratching at themselves. This blogpost will focus on some of the more common causes of itching and scratching in our favorite fur persons. Ear Mites in Kittens
April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and I think it’s a good time to talk about ivermectin. As you may recall, ivermectin was all over the news during the height of the pandemic as an unproven treatment for COVID-19. Most people had never heard of this drug, however many dog owners have ivermectin in their kitchen
The 2019n-COV virus from China, also known as the Wuhan coronavirus, has raised concerns about the role of pets as a source of infections or in the spread of infections. Thankfully, there is currently no evidence for a role of pets in the COVID-2019 outbreak. However, there are diseases spread between animals and people. These