Have you noticed your dog scratching a lot? In dogs, this could mean that your pet has some sort of allergy. In animals, allergies are a fairly common condition. VETMED wants you to know how to identify the possibility of allergies in dogs and how allergies can be treated in pets. Types of Allergies Much.. read more →

Hip dysplasia is a genetic problem that occurs most commonly in dogs that have a mature body weight of more than 30 pounds—though toy breeds and cats occasionally are affected as well. At VETMED, we recommend orthopedic screening examinations at six to eight weeks of age in at-risk medium, large, and giant breed dogs. At.. read more →

Pericardial effusion is the most prevalent pericardial disease process in dogs, reported in 7% of dogs with clinical signs of cardiac disease. Accumulation of fluid within the pericardial sac can lead to an equilibration between intrapericardial and intracardiac pressures, with subsequent cardiac tamponade, decreased cardiac output, and eventual cardiogenic shock. Various etiologies of pericardial effusion have.. read more →

When a pet dies, it can be a significant loss to those who consider their pet an important of the family. It’s normal to grieve in the same way one would for a family member. Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love. If you understand and accept this bond between humans and animals,.. read more →

Cardiomyopathy, “disease of the heart muscle,” is caused by a primary structural or functional abnormality of heart muscle caused in most cases by an inherent genetic abnormality. Cardiomyopathy most frequently results in the heart muscle growing too thick to function normally. Less commonly, the heart muscle becomes too thin and does not contract normally. The.. read more →

Leptospirosis is an infection caused by Leptospira bacteria, found in soil and water. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people, and it most commonly occurs in warm climates like the Valley. While infected cats may experience mild flu-like symptoms, dogs are most commonly affected, and are at.. read more →

We proudly share this guest post from our VETMED Cares featured organization this quarter, Saving Paws Rescue! What’s the old saying about when life gives you lemons? Poor little Eva is the poster dog for this saying. But just like lemonade, Eva is as bright and full of sunshine as you can imagine. She’s a.. read more →

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Our team at VETMED proudly fosters a Blood Donor Program in which healthy dogs and cats help less fortunate animals through blood donation. Our program works much like a human blood bank. Critically ill or injured veterinary patients often require blood products for life-saving treatment, and that blood is provided by animals belonging to our.. read more →

February 23 is National Dog Treat Day, hooray! So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share one of our favorite healthy, homemade dog treat recipes. Happy baking! Peanut Butter Bone-Appétites! Ingredients: vegetable oil cooking spray 2 cup whole wheat flour ½ cup old fashioned oats 1 tbs baking powder 1 cup low sodium chicken.. read more →