All pets have their own behavioral characteristics, but most of the time it’s easy to tell when something is wrong. Sure, many pets will hide signs of illness from even their closest people, but with pet diabetes, keep an eye out for excessive thirst, urination, and weight loss.
Pet diabetes is one of the most common conditions in pets today, with 1 in 300 dogs and 1 in 231 cats being affected. Early detection and diligent management are the key components to preventing long term complications.
Mobile Vet M.D has everything you need to know about pet diabetes, right here!
Not all cat owners enjoy scooping out the litter box, but this daily chore sure beats cleaning up messes made outside the box! Beyond the associated frustration, it can be maddening to get to the bottom of litter box problems. Why does this behavior seem to pop up overnight, and what can be done to encourage litter box frequency?
Patience and diligence are the keys to helping an affected feline turn things around.
Some pets take to house training like nobody’s business, others may have challenges and ultimately reverse course. Getting to the bottom of this mystery can take time, but a wellness visit complete with physical exam and diagnostics can rule out underlying illnesses that often cause spraying or incontinence. If it’s painful to urinate in the box, cats will begin to form negative associations that are hard to break.
One of the more common calls we receive at Mobile Pet M.D. is about ears. Most pets will experience some type of issue involving this important sensory organ in their lifetime, and if left untreated, it can be quite serious.
If your pet is shaking, flapping, scratching, or whining about their ears, it is time to call us. Ear problems in pets are no fun for you or your furry family member, and addressing them promptly and appropriately is very important.Continue…
You’ve done your research, talked with your family, and have decided to adopt a new dog. Congrats! Now the fun begins! Choosing the right dog breed for you is the next step…
But where to begin?
Dogs were bred for special abilities and to perform specific work, and each breed reflects this. Given this, it makes sense to look at breed personalities and tendencies to make sure they fit into your lifestyle. After all, looks aren’t everything!
So what are the things you should be looking at when choosing the right dog breed for you? Keep reading to find out Mobile Vet MD’s best tips.Continue…
Have you noticed a little grey on the muzzle of your fur “baby”? Aging in pets sometimes happens before we know it! And, with access to better veterinary care, our understanding of what pets need to thrive, coupled with better nutrition, pets are living longer than ever.
Of course, aging comes with certain conditions and ailments; but age is not a disease! We can make some small adjustments to keep our senior pets comfortable. And, if we meet their health needs, they can live active, happy lives well into their golden years.
Come along with Mobile Vet, MD as we explore senior pet health.Continue…
Discovering a lump or bump on your pet can be extremely disconcerting. Thoughts jump to the worst – is it cancer? An infection? Some other type of pet emergency?
Lumps and bumps in pets can be frightening, but the majority of these masses are benign. If you discover a lump or bump on your pet that wasn’t there before, your friends at Mobile Vet, MD are here to help you tell the normal from the bad.Continue…
When it comes to keeping pets healthy, vaccines and parasite prevention are critical. Unfortunately, many owners of indoor-only cats are under the impression there’s no need for this type of care since their cat is “never” exposed to anything. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Cats don’t need to go outdoors to come into contact with a surprising number of viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Indoor cat vaccinations and parasite protection can make all the difference for your feline companion.Continue…
If your previously house trained dog or cat is suddenly peeing where they aren’t supposed to, it could be a sign of something more troubling. The team at Mobile Vet M.D. wants to take a moment to discuss house soiling in pets and what you can do to manage the issue.
House Soiling in Cats
Urinating outside the litter box is a common problem among cats and is one of the main reasons cats are surrendered to shelters and even euthanized. There are so many different causes for the behavior, many of which are relatively simple to fix.
Everyone has dealt with fear and anxiety. In small doses, these emotions can help keep us safe and protect us from danger, but when these feelings overtake our lives, it can be problematic.
Unfortunately, our pets are no different. Anxiety in pets manifests differently than in humans, but the physiological effects are the same – nearly every system in the body is negatively impacted by long-term anxiety. Helping your pet manage their anxiety is key to their health and happiness.
March is National Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and here at Mobile Vet M.D., we couldn’t ask for a better time to go over the basics of pet poisoning with our readers. If you know or suspect your pet has ingested or been exposed to a potential toxin (medications, rodenticide, antifreeze, household chemicals, etc.), time is of the essence.
Knowing what to look for, what to do, and having a plan in place ahead of time will help you remain calm under pressure and ensures your pet will get the care they need.Continue…