Both dogs and cats can go through some gastrointestinal issues. The hard part is finding what caused it. The first thing to ask yourself and your family is if anything has changed in the pet’s environment? Moving, going out of town, boarding, new cleaners, new carpet or furniture, or a change in food can all cause GI upset. You should also look around the house and outdoors to see if there is anything that may have been ingested that could be toxic, irritating to the intestines, or that could get lodged in their GI tract. Things to look for would be: medications, garbage, plants, bones and rawhides, toys (kids and pets), fabrics, and strings. Continue reading “Gastrointestinal Issues in Pets”
By Autumn L., FPVC Technician
Microchipping has become a routine part of pet care. Since microchipping began, it has allowed the safe return of thousands of pets that have become lost. Not much larger than a grain of rice, each tiny chip contains unique information, ensuring that when a pet is found, it can be scanned, identified and reunited with its owner in less time.
Family Pet Veterinary Center South Has your pet been scratching or licking more than usual? Have they had infections that keep coming back, even after treatment? Continue reading “Itchy pets and Allergies 101”