6 Tips to Finding a Reputable Pet Breeder

If you want to purchase a purebred pet, you must find a reputable breeder who maintains high ethical standards to ensure you get a happy and healthy dog or cat. By providing tips on how to find a responsible pet breeder, The Neighborhood Vet team helps ensure your experience is positive. #1: Educate yourself about [...]

Debunking Myths About Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is preventable, but every year this deadly disease affects many pets. Myths abound about heartworms, and false information may prevent a pet from receiving the protection they need. Learn the truth about heartworm disease with The Neighborhood Vet team, as we debunk common myths about this condition. Myth: Infected pets transmit heartworms  Truth: [...]

FAQs About Giardiasis in Pets

Giardiasis is a common parasitic infection that can cause diarrhea in pets, and also has the potential to affect you and your family. Learn how to protect your pet from this potentially dangerous infection by reading The Neighborhood Vet team’s answers to your frequently asked questions about giardiasis. Question: What is giardiasis? Answer: Giardiasis is [...]

Understanding Leptospirosis in Pets

Leptospirosis is a serious bacterial infection that is becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States. Protect your pet from contracting this dangerous disease by reading The Neighborhood Vet team’s guide to leptospirosis facts, and learn how this condition affects pets. Follow our tips to safeguard your four-legged family member’s health. Leptospirosis basics Leptospirosis is caused [...]

Pet Diabetes Decoded

Diabetes is on the rise in humans, and most people know at least one person who has been affected by this disease. While the incidence in pets is significantly lower than in people, diabetes can affect up to 1% of dogs and cats. Usually striking in middle or older age, diabetes requires diligent lifelong management, [...]

Chronic Kidney Disease in Pets: The Facts

The kidneys are important in maintaining your pet’s overall health and quality of life, but their function can decline with age and the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Treatments are available to slow CKD progression, but many pets eventually will succumb to this condition. The Neighborhood Vet team recommends routine wellness screening tests for [...]

Feline Hyperthyroidism Explained

Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder that affects older cats and a common problem overall. Ten percent of cats older than 10 years will develop this disease. In hyperthyroidism, the thyroid gland becomes enlarged and overproduces thyroid hormones, which alter a cat’s metabolism and lead to secondary organ damage. The Neighborhood Vet team knows [...]

What You Should Know About Pet Arthritis

Dogs and cats are athletic creatures, and a lifetime of movement and play can be hard on their joints. Arthritis is extremely common among middle-aged and older pets, although severity can vary greatly. The Neighborhood Vet recommends twice yearly wellness visits to identify early arthritis or other diseases in senior pets, but you can also [...]

An Update on Pet Vaccinations

Pet vaccinations are crucial to dog and cat health, because they provide protection from viral and bacterial diseases that circulate among pets and wildlife. Some vaccinations, including rabies and leptospirosis, can also protect your human family by preventing pets from becoming infected and transmitting the disease to you.  Over the years, pet vaccine recommendations have [...]

5 Essential Preventive Care Services to Keep Your Pet Healthy

You and your children probably visit your family doctor at least once per year for a checkup to ensure you haven’t developed any new medical issues that could impact your long-term health, and to discuss lifestyle factors that could improve your health. Wellness checkups are also important for pets, but many do not see the [...]

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