New Help for Canine Heart Disease

Congestive heart failure is a lethal condition. For many years veterinarians have sought for means by which we could delay or prevent the onset of this disease state. Classically, once a dog has developed heart disease, life expectancy has been measured in months. Until recently, studies have not found a medication that once dogs had [...]

Arthritis and Cold Weather: Degenerative Joint Disease in Winter

Arthritis and Cold Weather: Degenerative Joint Disease in Winter What is DJD? DJD arthritis affects joints making them stiff and painful to move. DJD can affect any dog and almost any joint, including the spine. How will DJD affect my dog? Different breeds, and differently sized dogs, may often feel the effects in different joints: [...]

Frostbite in Cats and Dogs

Snow and cold can be just as difficult for our furry friends as it can be for us! Frostbite refers to the damage of body tissue that has been exposed to freezing temperatures for an extended period of time. In addition to hypothermia (low body temperature), all warm-blooded creatures including dogs and cats can fall [...]