Monthly Archives: May 2016
Although Lyme disease is no stranger to the limelight, this vector-borne illness remains abstract to millions of people and their pets. If you’ve neither seen a tick before or experienced Lyme disease first hand, this topic may be somewhat mysterious. However, in a relatively small window (approximately 1-2 days), mystery can morph into full-blown misery […]
For those of us who adore our furry friends, one summer pet safety concern is the need for grooming. Summer pet grooming (i.e., short or cropped cuts) is thought to be the answer to keeping your dog or cat cool when temps start to rise. But how short is too short, and what type of […]
When we think of diabetes, the family pet is probably not what comes to mind. Unfortunately, this serious condition is on the rise, in both humans and pets. Current statistics show that roughly 1 in 500 pet dogs and cats in the U.S. suffer from diabetes. Diabetes in pets can lead to a host of […]
Persistent scratching of the ears is one of the most commonly observed symptoms of pet ear problems. From seasonal allergies to the increased presence of parasites, springtime seems to inspire itching. Unfortunately, ear problems can inflict more serious damage if left untreated.
In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy fears the worst when embarking on the yellow brick road: lions, tigers, and bears (oh, my!). She eventually realizes her fears were unfounded, allowing her to bravely handle anything that comes her way. Similarly, the team at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital wants to prepare our pet-loving community for seasonal […]