What to do when pet’s flea medication stops working

What to do when pet’s flea medication stops working

All too often, a pet owner will come in and share their experience in which he or she regularly applies topical flea prevention, yet is frustrated that after several treatments they are still seeing fleas. There are several plausible explanations for persistent flea infestations which may have nothing to do with lack of efficacy of these products. Apply flea medication properly for maximum effectiveness First, I ensure the pet owner […]

The five W’s of dogs that scoot

The five W’s of dogs that scoot

Most of us have experienced the surprising sight of a dog scooting his bum across the grass or carpet, and many a pooch has been reprimanded for doing it. But have you ever wondered exactly why he’s scooting? Could it be a medical problem, an itch he can’t scratch, or simply a weird and misunderstood habit? Let’s delve into the mystery behind the infamous scoot. Who? Who scoots? Almost all […]

How to make the most of National Holistic Pet Day

How to make the most of National Holistic Pet Day

Celebrate National Holistic Pet Day as holistic veterinarian Dr. Dym answers top pet health questions.

How often should my cat visit a veterinarian?

How often should my cat visit a veterinarian?

Ask yourself: When was the last time your cat saw a veterinarian? Cats seem so independent, it sometimes feels as though our little feline friends hardly need our assistance. In fact, while there are more cats than dogs in U.S. homes, dogs receive more regular veterinary care. When it comes to cats, pet parents often wait until they see signs that their cat is feeling under the weather before scheduling […]

Ask the Vet: Summer weather health tips for your dog or cat

Ask the Vet: Summer weather health tips for your dog or cat

As we enjoy the summer season, there are many health tips to keep in mind to keep your pet healthy and well during this wonderful time of year. Because pets and people spend increasing amounts of time outside, it is important to be aware of the risk of heat stroke as the temperature and humidity increase. Fresh, cold water should be available for any pets spending any significant time outside. Pet […]

Common client questions: How often should my pet visit the vet?

Common client questions: How often should my pet visit the vet?

A typical series of the questions I commonly get is, “Doc, how often does my pet need to go for a checkup?” This question is often then followed up by a pet owner stating their pet is mostly indoors or around the house and is not exposed to many other pets or diseases, and eats and acts totally normal. The answer to such questions will vary depending upon the individual […]

What you need to know about Powassan virus and your pet

What you need to know about Powassan virus and your pet

The arrival of warmer weather is a welcome relief for most people, but there is a downside for pet parents: spring and summer also bring an increased risk of flea and tick-borne diseases in our dogs and cats. In certain areas of the U.S. such as the Great Lakes and Northeast, cases of Lyme disease are escalating at alarming rates in both humans and animals. Over the past 10 years a […]