How Long Do Rabies Vaccines Last?

How Long Do Rabies Vaccines Last?

The rabies virus, a serious disease that affects people and pets, is almost always fatal once signs appear. Diagnosing rabies is difficult and there is currently no reliable treatment for the virus once signs begin. Therefore, vaccinating your pet is of the utmost...
Distemper in Dogs: Signs, Prevention, and Treatment

Distemper in Dogs: Signs, Prevention, and Treatment

Canine distemper is a familiar term to most dog owners, but what is distemper? What are the signs you need to look out for? Is it treatable? How do you prevent it? Naturally, you may have many questions about this potentially fatal viral disease of dogs that has also...
Can Dogs Get the Coronavirus?

Can Dogs Get the Coronavirus?

As we navigate the spread of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, one burning question from pet owners is, “Can dogs get the coronavirus?” The threat of becoming sick with COVID-19 has dramatically altered how society interacts. As the world’s leading scientists...
Signs of Rabies in Cats

Signs of Rabies in Cats

No one wants to notice signs of rabies in their cat.  The rabies virus, an important disease that affects animals and people around the globe, is almost always lethal and should be taken very seriously. If you suspect your cat has contracted rabies, you’re no doubt...
Dog Vaccinations

Dog Vaccinations

One of your key responsibilities as a pet parent is to organize timely dog vaccinations that protect your canine companion’s health. With both core (highly recommended or required by law) and non-core (recommended based on lifestyle) vaccines available, your...
When to Spay a Kitten

When to Spay a Kitten

If you recently added a furry feline to your family, you may be thinking about the best time to schedule her spay procedure. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) emphasizes that pet homelessness continues to be a problem in the United States. With many...
Can You Delay Your Pet’s Rabies Vaccine?

Can You Delay Your Pet’s Rabies Vaccine?

Most pet owners know how serious the rabies virus can be. Knowing the importance of staying current on booster shots may be another story. Vaccine boosters are required to ensure that your pet maintains adequate immunity to this fatal disease and that transmission to...
Rabies Hydrophobia in Dogs and Cats

Rabies Hydrophobia in Dogs and Cats

Rabies is a vaccine-preventable viral disease that attacks the central nervous system. It affects mammals and spreads through the saliva when an infected animal bites or comes in contact with the wound of another animal or human. The disease is uncommon in domestic...
How Long Does a Male Dog Have to Wear an E-Collar After Neutering?

How Long Does a Male Dog Have to Wear an E-Collar After Neutering?

Pet ownership comes with an array of fun and enjoyable encounters as well as daunting—and sometimes unpleasant—responsibilities. Your dog is a part of your family, after all, and everyone knows that families go through triumphs and difficulties together. One necessary...
What Should a Healing Cat Spay Incision Look Like?

What Should a Healing Cat Spay Incision Look Like?

Spaying your cat is a wise way to protect them against certain diseases while offering plenty of other health benefits. Many veterinarians recommend pursuing this procedure in cats at around four months old. If you are thinking about spaying your cat, you likely have...