Say What? All About Ear Problems in Pets

A small brown dog's large ears flap upward as he runs through a forest.

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. 

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Senior Pet Health & The Golden Years

An aging Maine Coon cat sits on a living room carpet

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. 

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Lumps and Bumps in Pets: What’s Normal and When to Worry

A close-up of a skin lump on the leg of a dog

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.

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The Importance of Indoor Cat Vaccinations and Parasite Prevention

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.  

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When Potty-Trained Pets Start Peeing Inside


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.

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Understanding Anxiety in Pets


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.

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Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

If given the opportunity to ensure their pet’s lifelong health and wellness and support the welfare of other animals in need, the average pet owner would gladly jump at the chance. When you decide to spay or neuter your pet, that’s exactly what happens!

These routine surgical procedures greatly reduce health problems down the road for cats and dogs and significantly impact the number of homeless animals in our community. A win-win situation for sure!

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A Year in Review: The Top 5 Mobile Vet M.D. Pet Care Blogs of 2018

The last twelve months have been very busy, and Mobile Vet M.D. is so grateful to serve a growing community of dedicated, responsible pet owners. To support you and your best friend, we publish monthly pet care blogs that aim to educate, inform, and celebrate pet owners like yourself. In other words, our blog seeks to answer questions that we routinely hear around the van.

Mobile Vet M.D.’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

If you already caught these pet care blogs the first time around, thank you for reading! For those who are new to our our blog, the following are the most popular posts of the year. Enjoy!

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Want to Enjoy the Season? With Holiday Pet Safety Rules, You Can!

Holiday pet safety can help you have a pet safe holiday


There are few things worse than wanting to have a good time, but not being able to for fear of something bad happening. When it comes to holiday pet safety, it might seem like you can’t decorate or display festive items inside the home for fear of how it might affect your pet. Sure, you want to limit or eliminate items known for endangering pets but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the way you want.

When you’re proactive, you can truly have your holiday cake and eat it, too!

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No Laughing Matter: Pain in Pets

Pain in pets can affect your pet's quality of life and can be easily treated by a mobile veterinarian.

We all know how debilitating pain can be, and it’s no different for our pets. However, when symptoms of pain in pets range from obvious to barely discernible, even the most attentive owner can remain in the dark.

In the wild, animals who show signs of pain are a target for predators. As a result, they’ve developed a natural instinct to mask symptoms in order to make themselves appear less vulnerable. This begs the question: how can you identify and manage pain in pets?  

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