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Jul 7
Valley Fever in Dogs
7 Jul, 2020. 0 Comments. Uncategorized. Posted By: swvetsurgery
If you live in Arizona or the Southwest in general, you are probably familiar with the disease called Valley Fever. But are you familiar with how common and severe the disease can be in dogs? We often see some patients with symptoms of lameness due to the disease spreading outside the lungs and affecting the joints and bones. It's important to understand this disease and do what you can to protect your dogs health. What is it? Valley Fever (also called coccidioidomycosis) is a fungus that lives in the soil. These organisms grow in the soil and produce long strands…
May 12
Preparing Your Pet for Your Return Back to Work
12 May, 2020. 0 Comments. Pet advice, Uncategorized. Posted By: swvetsurgery
While it has been wonderful for some us to be working and staying at home with our pets all day these past few months, some of you may be getting ready to go back to work in the near future. While this change of routine may be easy for us to accommodate to, it may not be so easy on your pets when they find you are no longer at home 24/7. Here are a few simple tips to help ease them into the change. 1. Giving them quiet time Take them to a separate room to let them rest…
Mar 12
Pets and COVID-19
12 Mar, 2020. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
With all the concerns about Covid-19 (novel Coronavirus) we are seeing, pet owners may have many questions about the safety of themselves and their pets. Dogs and cats do get coronaviruses, however these strains are different from the current novel Coronavirus and do not cause respiratory signs. Recently a dog in Hong Kong was noted to have a low level infection of Covid-19. But this is no reason to panic. Currently there is no evidence that pets can become sick from the disease or can be a source of infection. The current recommendations are to wash your hands after handling…
Feb 21
Normal Bowel Patterns After Surgery
21 Feb, 2019. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
If you have a pet that has recently had surgery, you have probably pondered the same question that a lot of pet owners have contemplated: “When will my pet poop again?” Or, “Why hasn’t my pet pooped after having surgery?” Understanding the normal changes that take place for a recent patient can help guide a pet owner to know which symptoms are normal, and which could be cause for concern. Here, we will take a look at the bowel patterns of a pet who has received surgery as well as some natural and effective ways to stimulate a bowel movement…
Feb 7
Dog Tear Stains
7 Feb, 2019. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
If you have the pleasure of owning a lighter colored or white canine, chances are- you have had a run in with dog tear stains. You have probably even wondered why they happen and whether or not there is any way to stop them from happening. Here, we are going to take a look at what dog tear stains are, why they happen, and some natural ways to take care of them. What are tear stains? The medical term for tear stains is “epiphora”- which actually stands for “watery eyes.” No matter how happy a pup is, tear stains can…
Jan 24
Why does my cat knead?
24 Jan, 2019. 0 Comments. Pet advice, SVSS News. Posted By: swvetsurgery
If you are a cat parent, you probably enjoy and appreciate the many behaviors and traits of the feline way. Cats are not only entertaining, but some of their behaviors are so intriguing that you can be left wondering- why do they do that? Amongst those many traits is the act of kneading. When a cat kneads, you will notice that they use their paws to in a rhythmic pushing movement. Some cats may extend their nails as they push then retract them as they pull back. Other cats may not use their claws at all. Although their techniques may…
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