What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease in Pets

iStock_000091288905_MediumAlthough 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 a pet bitten by an infected tick.

Because Lyme disease can harm both pets and people, prevention is vital. That’s why our team has gathered the following information about Lyme disease in pets. Continue…

A Cool New ‘Do: Summer Pet Grooming

Yorkshire Terrier Day at the Groomer-SpaFor 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 grooming is truly necessary? Continue…

Preventing And Treating Diabetes In Pets

Leon_iStock_000016347139_Large (2)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 serious health complications for them, it’s important for pet owners to learn all they can about the signs of this disease, as well as how to prevent it. Continue…

The Heat is On: Summer Pet Safety

dog relaxing on grassIn 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 threats. With equal measures of planning and caution, summer pet safety is easily attainable. Continue…