Corneal Ulcers in Pets: A Common Condition

WestPark_iStock_000019089342_LargePerhaps the most frequent eye problem that we see in our pet patients is the corneal ulcer. Pets with this problem often squint the eye, have tearing, or maybe even redness and swelling. These eye ulcers can be extremely painful and vary in severity from no big deal to an emergency situation.

Because corneal ulcers in pets can be so serious, it is very important that pet owners be able to recognize signs of a problem and know what to expect when they occur. Read on to learn all you need to know about eye ulcers in pets. Continue reading

A Happy Place: Apartment Life With Pets

Red Cat Sitting On The WindowWhile many pet owners can’t imagine not having doggie doors and fenced backyards, there are plenty of pets (and their people) living in apartments, condos, and townhouses that are doing just fine without them.

While apartment life with pets can be a bit more challenging in some respects, there is no reason that your four-legged friend can’t thrive in an apartment. Sure, you have to be more conscious of your neighbors when your cat or dog gets the crazies at 11 p.m., and you may have to huff-it down a few flights of stairs to get outside for a potty break; but with a little consideration, compassion, and persistence, you and your pet will do just fine. Continue reading

Prevent a Pet Poisoning: What To Know

WestPark_iStock_000015606255_LargeEach year, pet care professionals and pet owners around the nation recognize the importance of poison prevention. The presence of toxic plants or dangerous food ingredients are seemingly everywhere, so how do pet owners safely set up a pet’s environment?

In honor of all the pets we strive to protect, let’s sift through the numerous ways we can prevent a pet poisoning. Continue reading