Dogs Have a Lot to Say When They Bark

A man walks into a bar with his dog and tells the bartender the dog will talk if his owner gets a free drink. The bartender gives him a shot. The man asks the dog, "What does sandpaper feel like?" The dog answers, "Ruff!" The bartender shakes his head and says, “Come on, that's just [...]

Enhancing Pet Health Through Genetic Screening

In recent years, not only have genetic technology advancements revolutionized human health care, but they also have opened up new possibilities for early disease detection and preventive veterinary medicine. Our Midtown Veterinary Hospital team explains why genetic screening holds immense promise for helping you ensure your pet’s health is the best it can be and [...]

More Than a Toothache: Pet Periodontitis and Prevention

Pet owners spend a lot of money on their pets—from treats, to toys, to specialty diets. In fact, pet care is a multi-billion industry, which testifies to our love for our four-legged companions. However, pet dental care often gets the short end of the (throwing) stick. Most pets have an 80% to 90% chance of [...]

Understanding Viral Diseases in Cats

As your cat’s protector, you must stay well-informed about their potential health risks. Viral diseases in cats are a significant concern, and understanding how they can be passed between cats is crucial for keeping your pet safe and healthy. To help maintain your cat’s wellness, our Midtown Veterinary Hospital team shares key information about several [...]

Holiday Safety Strategies for Pet Owners

Your pet’s health and wellness are important year-round, but you likely find yourself thinking about them less as your holiday to-do list expands. Taking a few moments to think about holiday dangers from your pet’s perspective can prevent an ill-timed trip to the emergency hospital, which is not what you want during this festive time. [...]

Aging Gracefully: Ways to Support Your Senior Pet

Your pet has been there for you through many of your life phases, and you can be there for them as they inevitably age. As your pet enters their golden years, their needs shift, and they may experience physical and emotional changes. You can support your senior pet’s overall wellbeing by making simple accommodations to [...]

Mythbusters: Normal Wellness Screening Results Edition

Regular wellness screening tests are an essential part of your pet’s preventive care. The results may show your pet is perfectly normal, but the tests still provide huge benefits for you and your four-legged friend. Preconceived notions about the lack of value in normal screening test results abound, so our Midtown Veterinary Hospital team is [...]

Me-ouch! How to Spot Arthritis in Cats

Many people believe arthritis affects older pets, but young pets can also develop the condition. To help keep your furry pal pain-free and mobile for many years to come, our Midtown Veterinary Hospital team must identify the disorder early in the disease process to be able to manage your whiskered pal’s signs. Learn how to [...]

Giardia in Dogs: What You Need to Know

When picking up your dog’s waste from the yard, you may not think much about what could be lurking in that pile. From various bacterial populations to a host of intestinal worms, your pet’s feces may hold many pathogens and parasites. Giardia is a common parasite that affects anywhere between 10% and 30% of the [...]

Don’t Bug Me: Insect Bites and Stings in Pets

The summer season brings warmer weather, which in turn brings legions of biting and stinging insects. These pests bug not only people, but also make pets miserable. Pet owners most commonly associate fleas and ticks with their pets, but mosquitoes, spiders, flies, ants, bees, and wasps can also bother pets as well as people.  The [...]

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