Laundry detergent pods have been in the news recently to help inform consumers about the dangers of consuming the bite-sized pods. What many pet owners may not know is that these detergent pods are also dangerous for the dogs and cats in our homes. VETMED wants all pet owners to understand the risks that these.. read more →

The Fourth of July is almost here, and if you are planning on celebrating this American holiday, you need to remember that your pets need a little extra care if you are bringing them along for the party. VETMED has a few tips for keeping your dog or cat safe during your Fourth of July.. read more →

Are you familiar with the word “necropsy”? No? Actually, you probably are! You’ve just heard it called an “autopsy.” Technically, an autopsy is when a doctor performs a postmortem (“after death”) examination on a human. A necropsy is the appropriate term used for any such evaluation performed on an animal. LEARN MORE>> read more →

  One of the great appeals of our area is that we’re rich with beautiful landscapes and wildlife, though there are times when this can pose a danger to our furry friends. Learn more about the wildlife risks in our area with VETMED’s tips on how you can keep your pet safe from the less.. read more →

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 →