Where Are Flea and Tick Populations the Worst?

Flea and Tick Protection

Protecting Your Pets Against Flea and Tick Populations This Year Every summer, pet owners all over the country prepare for the season’s many challenges. And, one of the most problematic issues pet owners face as the weather turns hotter and more humid is the heightened presence of fleas and ticks. Flea infestations and ticks are […]

A Guide to Thyroid Cancer in Cats

A Guide to Thyroid Cancer in Cats

Dealing With Thyroid Cancer (Adenocarcinoma) in Cats Adenocarcinoma of the thyroid gland is a dangerous disease because this gland is responsible for controlling a wide variety of bodily functions in your cat. Like in humans, thyroid tumors in cats grow at a slow pace but once they turn malignant, they grow much more rapidly. As […]

Itchiness, Desire to Scratch, Chew or Lick Causing Inflamed Skin in Dogs

excessive scratching in dogs

Has Excessive Chewing Caused Your Dog’s Skin to Become Inflamed? If your dog is showing an intense need to scratch, chew, or lick a part of her body to the point that her skin is becoming inflamed, then she may have a skin disease that is causing her to excessively scratch. The medical term for […]

Diagnosing and Treating Fungal Infections in Dogs

Valley Fever Fungal Infection

Fungal Infection (Coccidioidomycosis) in Dogs Coccidioidomycosis is often referred to as “Valley Fever” or “Desert Fever” because it is most commonly found in dogs that live in the American southwest or in other hot, arid environments. It develops when a dog inhales a spore-borne fungus and it is a condition that needs to be treated […]

Dealing With a Fungal Infection in Your Dog

Dealing With a Fungal Infection in Your Dog

A Guide to Fungal Infections (Blastomycosis) in Dogs Blastomycosis is a fungal infection that most commonly affects sporting breeds, large dogs weighing at least 55 pounds, and those dogs that regularly get exposed to environments where decaying wood and damp soil are found. This systematic fungal infection is caused by an organism called Blastomyces dermatitidis, […]